Monday, March 15, 2010

Audio Directions Presents The Grab Bag (1976)

This LP is a direct-to-disk recording released in 1976 on Direct Disc label. As it can be assumed each side was directly recorded to disk in one shot "from start to finish".
As explained in the liner notes, this kind of recording makes the task more difficult both for the musicians of course but also for the mastering and studio engineers who must take quick and good decisions on the cutting electronics in order to not screw up the artists' live studio performance and give the recording its deserved rendering. And the result is pretty nice.

Musicians :
Ron Oates: Acoustic piano, clavinette - Randy Goodrum: fender rhodes - Jack Williams: Bass - Kenny Malone: drums - Pete Bordonali: guitars - Farrell Morris & Billy Wiggins: percussion - Barry McDonald & George Tidwell: trumpet & fluegelhorn - Dennis Good: tenor & bass trombone - Dennis Solee: Soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax, flute, bass clarinet - Billy Puet: soprano, alto, tenor, baritone sax, flute - Buddy Skipper: alto & tenor sax, flute, clarinet - Sheri Kramer & Diane Tidwell: vocals


A1. Peace-Piece
A2. Itutu
A3. Can You Stand It
B1. We Can Fly
B2. And I Learned It From A Princess
B3. Emergence


Simon666 said...

This has some really nice tracks on it, thanks!

pollux said...

hi Simon, you're welcome :)

the jazzstronaut said...

I've had this for several years, 'Emergence' is a beautiful latin/jazz track with cool vocals.

the jazzstronaut said...

Just found the link, many thanks for the share. Good to have it in digital form.

pollux said...

thanks for your comments jazzstronaut, you're right 'Emergence' is one of my favorites too

Buns O'Plenty said...

great blog, thx!

pollux said...

hi buns, cool to see you around here, cheers :)

LjP said...

Music addict, love U!

we r just 0,001%
in the world to really love it.

Thanx P. Lux
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pollux said...

Hi Ljp, and big thanks for your comments, I really appreciate

see ya !

phabius said...

hey pollux, would really like to hear this but cannot find the link, can you help me out?



pollux said...

hi phabius, see the 1st comment or go here :


Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

audio sample sounds great. I am gonna try all the lp. thank you pollux.

DJ Idol said...

Looks like an amazing release, then I see Fender Rhodes and it looks like a perfect release. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

hey lakasa first of all thanks for all this cool stuff you re the man. i want to ask if it is possible to reup this vinyl! thnx