MCINTOSH Sessions Volume 1

£200.00

Recorded live at Studio A at the famous Henson Recording Studio in Los Angeles and mastered at Sterling Sound in Nashville. Pre-order now due August 2024

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MCINTOSH Sessions Volume 1

A VINYL ALBUM FEATURING THE PETER ERSKINE QUARTET 

MCINTOSH Sessions Volume 1

Featuring Original Compositions Recorded Exclusively for McIntoshthe New Jazz Album Marries the Power of McIntosh-Quality Audio with the Authenticity of Recording Live to Tape

The goal was to create the best sounding record possible, whilst retaining the artistry and passion from the studio session.

At the heart of this captured performance is a vibrant intimacy that speaks volumes about the singular power of jazz and pure, reproduced sound.

Recorded live at Studio A at the famous Henson Recording Studio in Los Angeles and mastered at Sterling Sound in Nashville, ‘McIntosh SESSIONS Volume 1’ is an album crafted with attention to every detail in pursuit of sonic excellence.

Recorded and mastered with utmost precision on analogue tape, it promises a high-fidelity vinyl listening experience, transporting audiences into the studio to hear The Peter Erskine Quartet’s captivating performance and original sound.

Every aspect of making this album – from recording and mixing in legendary studios, to mastering and cutting, to test playbacks on McIntosh systems – was meticulously managed by an expert team of producers and engineers to recreate the unmistakable richness of a live performance.

“This reference-level analogue recording lets audiences discover the brilliance of vinyl, making it the perfect medium to coincide with McIntosh’s 75th anniversary this year,” said McIntosh President Charlie Randall. “

Each SESSIONS album will be produced and mixed to capture the essence of live music with the premium sound quality McIntosh is known for – and Volume 1 with The Peter Erskine Quartet is no exception.

They are delighted to have worked with such a well-respected and talented group, along with industry leader Sterling Sound, to introduce original compositions recorded exclusively for the album.”

After playing together for decades, drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Alan Pasqua and bassist Darek Oles find themselves at the top of their game with a 2022 Grammy nomination for their “Live In Italy” recording. ‘

McIntosh SESSIONS Volume 1’ introduces saxophonist Bob Mintzer, acclaimed composer, arranger, and founding member of the Yellowjackets, to transform the trio into a quartet.

“We’re thrilled to partner with McIntosh on the release of SESSIONS Volume 1,” said Murat Aktar, Sterling Sound President and McIntosh SESSIONS Co-Producer.

“Bringing together two leaders in the audio category – from equipment to mastering – this album is the ultimate example of how live recordings can translate into authentic at-home listening experiences.”

“McIntosh SESSIONS Volume 1 transports them to a time when artists recorded live in analogue with the intention of releasing on the warm, rich sound of vinyl,” explained Scott Burnett, Co-Producer of McIntosh SESSIONS.

“Together with two iconic engineering powerhouses of McIntosh and Sterling Sound, they are pushing the boundaries of a AAA, high-fidelity recording, evoking deep emotions and fostering a genuine connection to the artists in-studio.”

ADDITIONAL ALBUM FEATURES:

  • AAA production
  • HQ-180 Gram Premium Vinyl Pressing by RTI
  • Includes 12″ 33-1/3 RPM LP with all 8 songs plus 12″ 45 RPM EP with 4 of the 8 songs
  • Packaged in an Old Style® Tip-On Gatefold Jacket from Stoughton Printing

TRACK LIST: MCINTOSH Sessions Volume 1

TRACK LIST: MCINTOSH Sessions Volume 1
  • 33-1/3 – Side A
    • Leaving LA (from the film Sacramento) (Peter Erskine, Erko Music, BMI) 3:23
    • Blues For Old Friends (Darek Oles, LA Jazz Quartet Music, BMI) 6:43
    • Chilipso (Alan Pasqua, Itsall Music, BMI) 4:48
    • Gumbo Time (Alan Pasqua, Itsall Music, BMI) 3:39
  • 33-1/3 – Side B
    • Into The Dark (Darek Oles, HNH and Buster Ann Music, ASCAP) 5:14
    • A Few Good Notes (Bob Mintzer, Mintzer Music, ASCAP) 4:16
    • David’s Blues (Peter Erskine, Erko Music, BMI) 6:07
    • The Folks (Alan Pasqua, Itsall Music, BMI) 4:22
  • 45 – Side A
    • Leaving LA (from the film Sacramento) (Peter Erskine, Erko Music, BMI) 3:23
    • Blues For Old Friends (Darek Oles, LA Jazz Quartet Music, BMI) 6:43
  • 45 – Side B
    • Into The Dark (Darek Oles, HNH and Buster Ann Music, ASCAP) 5:14
    • A Few Good Notes (Bob Mintzer, Mintzer Music, ASCAP) 4:16

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