AES New York 2013
Knowledge Center Seminar
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am — 11:30 am (Room 1E06)
PMC "Masters of Audio": Jim Anderson, " 'Sixteen Sunsets' Jazz in Surround with Jane Ira Bloom"Presenter:
Jim Anderson, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom has always had a special feeling for ballads. The albumSixteen Sunsets features nine tunes from the American songbook classics including: Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy," Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight," Arlen's "Out of This World," Weill's "My Ship," Jimmy Van Heusen's "Darn That Dream," and Billie Holiday & Mal Waldron's "Left Alone," among others.
The album was recorded in 5.1 high-resolution Surround Sound at New York's famed Avatar Studio B by renowned engineer Jim Anderson who also co-produced and pushed the envelope of how a jazz quartet could sound using 5.1 recording techniques. JIB felt that "Surround" was a perfect match for the soprano sax because the sound doesn't emanate directly from the bell of the horn, it radiates out in all directions from the instrument in a more diffuse way. The saxophone was literally surrounded by a satellite array of mics for the sessions, and JIB's playing style was very well suited to the technique since she is always moving when playing.