Originally Posted by ajfarber
I found a photo from Columbia 30th street 1959. Dave Brubeck "Time Out"
Looks like M49 on piano, alto and bass with a U47 on drums.
amazing tread and a great photo find!
listening to the album now, great sound way different approach from Rudy Van Gelder for example.
but lots of very smooth and musical bleeding , sounds like a slight
plate reverb is used on the sax and on the drums you can hear it very well on Cathy's Waltz when Joe Morello plays brushes.. don't think its a sound of the room - sounds like a plate to me, what do you think?
Wonder how did they record Eugene Wright's bass so well acoustically - was the bassplayer using an amp so that the drummer and pianist would hear him better from such a distance... or?
I hear alot of detail in a bass sound , sounds like a closed miking?
Paul Desmond plays very subtle and quet so thats why there is not much bleeding of the sax in the bass and piano maybe?
I don't get how the relation between high sealing and room proportions affect bleeding, do you mean the bigger the room and the higher the sealings - the less wall reflectrions , te sell bleeding...or?
I have to confess i am not a recording specialist - a total newbe,
so please forgive my ignorance
I am, just a jazz sax player with a pair of Jazz trained ears ...
that have been recording in quite a few studios with a totally non inspiring setups : headphones , separate rooms, etc...
So lately i am experimenting with my quartet to record in a more live
setup with no headphones , but using gobos for drums and bass...
but i still struggle to record acoustic bass . and sax.. as everyone in the band complains that
they don't hear bass well enough as soon as they get busy playing and there is to much bleeding of the sax all over the place......