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Karlis Vanags, Latvian Radio Big Band - Identities

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: Reel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo Tape

: Jersika Records

Regular price $511.87

The Latvian Radio Big Band is one of the most legendary jazz music ensembles in the Baltics, which over the course of...

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The Latvian Radio Big Band is one of the most legendary jazz music ensembles in the Baltics, which over the course of many years has proven itself with high-quality recordings and has brought together outstanding jazz musicians.

“Identities" is comprised of compositions by the Big Band’s leader, Kārlis Vanags, which are rooted in Big Band traditions and are surprisingly honest and personal. Contemporary music without artificial melodic resolution sustains a lively swing mood. A recording whose accessibility to a wider audience is in balance with its artistic virtue.

Album: Karlis Vanags, Latvian Radio Big Band - Identities
Label: Jersika Records - JRA007
Format: Reel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, CCIR or NAB Equalisation
Country: Latvia
Released: 22 May 2020
Genre: Jazz
Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz

Tracklist:

1. Self Esteem 6:55
2. New Life 8:17
3. Hopes And Dreams 5:58
4. Priorities 5:57
5. Inner Voice 2:16
6. Challenges 4:22
7. Belief 6:48

Composed By Karlis Vanags

Musicians:

  • Kārlis Vanags - tenor sax
  • Dāvis Jurka - alto sax, flute, clarinet, section lead
  • Jānis Puķītis - alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet
  • Gints Pabērzs - tenor sax, soprano sax
  • Māris Jēkabsons - tenor sax
  • Kristaps Lubovs - baritone sax, bass clarinet
  • Andris Augstkalns - 1st trumpet, section lead
  • Gatis Gorkuša - 2nd trumpet
  • Oskars Ozoliņš - 3rd trumpet
  • Reinis Puriņš - 4th trumpet
  • Dominykas Vyšniauskas - 5th trumpet
  • Laura Rozenberga - 1st trombone, section lead
  • Kārlis Alfrēds Feldbergs - 2nd trombone
  • Uldis Ziediņš - 3rd trombone
  • Nauris Strežs - bass trombone, tuba
  • Viktors Ritovs - piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Rihards Goba - guitar
  • Edvīns Ozols - electric bass, upright bass
  • Artis Orubs - drums


Guests:

  • Atis Andersons - Hammond organ
  • Jievaras Jasinskis - trombone


All music composed and arranged by Kārlis Vanags.
Recorded on January 28 - 30 2020 at Spikeri Concert Hall, Riga, Latvia.
Recording Engineer: Gustavs Ērenpreiss.
Assistant Recording Engineer: Kaspars Putriņš.
Tape Engineer: Balvis Trinkuns, Kaspars Putriņš

Analog Mastering for vinyl at duophonic. Mastering Engineer: Moritz Illner
Produced By Mareks Ameriks.
Photo By Oskars Upenieks

This album was recorded live direct to analogue tape using a Studer A 80 1/4” two-track tape recorder without any editing or overdubbing. All tapes AAA pure analogue on SM-900 RTM tape on the bespoke custom-made reel spool. Limited 100 copies for each release. Format: Reel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", 2-Track Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Limited Edition, IEC CCIR. Most of recordings on Jersika Records are made completely analogue – recorded live reel-to-reel to tape and carefully mastered to preserve the warmth of the sound. No noise reduction, equalization, compression or limiting was used in recording this record.

AAA Analog Tape - master audio reel tape duplication copy is a handmade product in real-time, by sound engineers and studio professionals with today's technology advantages: more excellent dynamic range, especially at frequency extremes; minimal signal processing; and unsurpassed richness and realism - it's the closest to hearing the music on master tape copy.

The tape copy is transferred in real-time, using studio-level reel-to-reel tape recorders on the freshly made SM900 RTM audiotape. Production of audiotapes is a very time-consuming process, so each label usually can only release a new album in batches.

Compatible Tape Recorders: Here is a partial list of compatible tape recorders: 3M, Akai, Ampex 350, 351, 354, 440, MR70, ATR 100, 102, Ballfinger M063H1, M063H3, M063H5, M063H1IX, Crown, Denon, Fostex, Lyrec, Magnecord, Marantz, MCI, Mitsubishi, Nagra T, Nagra IV-S/QGB, Otari, Philips PRO35, PRO36, Pioneer RT707, Scully280, Shure, Sony, Stellavox, Studer B67, C37, A80, 810, A820, ReVox A77, C260, G36, PR99, Tandberg, Teac X2000, Tascam, Technics RS1500, Telefunken M5, M10, M12, M15, Thorens TM1600, United home audio and more.

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Karlis Vanags, Latvian Radio Big Band - Identities

Regular price $511.87