July 2006 Meeting
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2006
Time: 3-6:00 PM
Place: Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA, 02139
Featured Guest: The
James K. Jones Quartet, ( www.7thhour.biz
Topic: Live Recording Opportunity: Comparing the
Microphone Techniques of BAS Members' Recording a Jazz Ensemble
BAS members and their guests will be provided an opportunity
to fine-tune their recording skills in an effort to produce an outstanding
sounding CD. The CD will be auditioned at a future meeting. At the meeting,
it will be used to compare the various microphone techniques employed. The
BAS all-acoustic recording session features the James K. Jones quartet and
a local jazz vocalist, Fulani Haynes, at www.jazzvoc.com.
Everyone, BAS and non-BAS members, is invited to attend
the recording session. There is no charge. For an opportunity to participate
in the afternoon recording, a fee of $50.00 will be collected. Your recording
fee pays for the musicians and your CD. It will contain selections from
all the recording engineers who opted to set up and record using their own
microphones, equipment, etc. The band will limit their song selections in
order to provide identical sessions for all. Our goal is to have all the
microphones in place before the music starts. After the session starts,
an opportunity to reposition your microphone(s) will be provided. All the
members of the James K. Jones Quartet are professional musicians. They have
pledged to tolerate the multiple microphones and the recording engineers
who will have different ideas on how to obtain the best recorded sound.
Often recording engineers use a host of compressors and equalizers to get
the 'right' sound balance for playback in the home. Your decision of what
sounds best will be totally up to you. It will be preserved on the BAS Microphone
James Kamal Jones has been a professional musician for
over twenty-five years. He was a five-year member of Ornette Coleman's group,
Prime Time. He has also been the heart of rhythm sections for such renowned
and diverse musicians as Roberta Flack, The Delphonics, Cab Calloway, Yusef
Lateef, Jack McDuff, and Al King.
Free parking in the Ryles Hampshire Street lot. It is
located behind the 7-Eleven store (Hampshire & Prospect St.) and across
from the Hess Gas Station. A Ryles' sign and a parking lot-entrance-bar
denote the entrance to the lot.
From Points South:
Pass over the Longfellow Bridge and continue straight
onto Main Street.
-- Follow Main Street straight onto Broadway (The Marriott Hotel will be
on your left).
-- At the Fourth set of lights take a RIGHT onto Hampshire Street.
-- Continue on Hampshire Street for 0.6 miles.
For additional directions, visit the Ryles website: