THE 1930s RECORDING PROJECT – THE 1930s RECORDING PROJECT
Artist: THE 1930s RECORDING PROJECT
In March 2010 we initiated a project to recreate a small band Jazz recording of the 1930s. The idea was not to try to recreate a particular band but to evoke an era and a ‘sound’. For the session we used a single authentic 1938 RCA Ribbon Microphone and valve equipment. We also selected a group of musicians who were experienced in, and sympathetic to, the era: Andy Woon (tpt), Ian Bateman (tmb), John Hallam (reeds), ‘Spats’ Langham (gtr, bjo, vocal), Martin Litton (pno), Richard Pite (dms), Malcolm Sked (bass). Variously they have experience is playing in vintage and swing bands such as The Pasadena Roof Orch., The Charleston Chasers, The Back To Basie Orch., The Kings Of Swing, etc. The session was filmed for a documentary and a 4 minute film clip is included on the CD.
Hop, Skip And Jump; Rose Room; Drop Me Off In Harlem (Version 1); Rent Party Blues; Russian Lullaby; Time On My Hands;My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms; Mood Indigo; Oh Baby!; In The Dark; The Jeep Is Jumpin’; Stardust; A Smooth One; Empty Bed Blues; Limehouse Blues; Drop Me Off In Harlem (Version 2).