This week we stepped back a few decades to record a jazz trio in attempts to recreate sultry and enigmatic sounds from greats like Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans. It’s amazing how quickly the live room walls faded to grey revealing a candle-lit smokey ’60s lounge with the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Paul Newman sipping on old fashioned cocktails.
With the right combination of engineering expertise, adaptive mic technique, and musicianship, music can transport you through decades. The recording engineer worked with the mixing engineer to dampen sounds, select the right drumset, isolate instruments, and create the perfect tone for that era. The language of music is powerful and it’s especially pertinent in live jazz improvisation. Check out some photos from the session below!