These recordings were made live, using only a single (AKG "Perception 100") condensser mic., hung in front of the band, and run into a Tascam 2488 MKII. (no effects, no editing, no mixing) The drums are a set of 1938 Slingerland "Radio Kings", except that on these tunes I was playing a (4" X 14") Slingerland "Buddy Rich Model", from 1970. All white-coated Remo "Diplomat" heads with no muffling. The bass drum (24") uses white-coated Remo "Ambassodor" heads, with a simple felt strip behind each head.
The interesting thing about the first three tunes is that this is just a (keyboard, bass, and drums) trio. Everything else you hear, including guitar, trumpet, and even a piano solo, comes from Michael Powers, who plays a ("Frame Works") MIDI controller guitar. (recorded 03-18-07)
Here are the direct links:
• 'Round Midnight - http://www.mikejamesjazz.com/media/t...d_midnight.mp3
• In A Sentimental Mood - http://www.mikejamesjazz.com/media/t...ental_mood.mp3
• Blues You Can Use - http://www.mikejamesjazz.com/media/t...ou_can_use.mp3
• Red Clay (with Seattle trumpet player, Owuor Arunga) recorded live, 02-18-07 - http://www.mikejamesjazz.com/media/t...b_red_clay.mp3 (This one has a drum solo included.)
Hope you guys enjoy these.