CJ Shearn Posted March 11, 2003 Report Share Posted March 11, 2003 Jim, what's your opinion of studio overdubs inserted into live recordings? I recently got the Japanese reissue of "CTI Summer Jazz At the Hollywood Bowl" on CD, something I've been looking for on disc for years, had the 3 LP set as a kid. For whatever reason, Creed Taylor, in 1977 when the album was released brought in Gary King, Steve Gadd and (I dunno where these were used) Terry Silverlight to overdub parts (engineered by David Palmer) originally played by Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter (the electric parts only)and Airto. Particularly in the drum parts, there are times during the applause after a tune where you can hear a faint drum roll or cymbal crash from DeJohnette, when you listen in headphones. Steve is masterfully mixed in to the live sound of the recording, there are also points where the drum sound doesn't seem "live" in other words that beefed up, 70's sound. As for Jack, they left him in on some of the swinging tunes like "Cherry" and "Grits Bowl" and for the funk tunes it sounds like they maybe potted him down in the live mix to be inaudible and inserted Gadd's drumming. Are you familiar with this recording? and in general how is the process of inserting studio overdubs into a live recording achieved? Taylor did this for a number of live recordings on his label, including George Benson at Carnegie Hall and Hubert Laws at Carnegie Hall. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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