Clare Teal - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 169 MB | 00:28:34
Vocal Jazz | Label: Chasing The Dragon | Release Year: 2016
Recording direct-to-disk is difficult enough. The entire side has to be cut in one long take. Consider a big band vocal album like this, which has four songs per side. The orchestra and singer have to be ready as soon as the cutting stylus hits the lacquer and then they have to perform flawlessly on each track, pausing but a few seconds between songs. Often these records sound stilted and mannered as no one wants to produce a "clam" and ruin the whole thing but here everything works perfectly, with the mellifluous Clare Teal backed by The Syd Lawrence Orchestra brash and brassy ensemble. Incredibly, it was ll rehearsed, mixed and cut to lacquer at Air Studios in one day!, under the supervision of producer Mike Valentine and co-producer Françoise Valentine. So first, who is Clare Teal? She's well-known in the U.K.