In bursts of enthusiasm to capture the “now” sound, musicians sometimes forget that basic musical beauty lies in the melodic line. Not necessarily in electronic magic, The artistry of Ray Conniff is the listening proof of this.
The view from the “live” side of the microphone as compared to the “listening” side of the microphone at a Conniff recording session is as different as Beethoven is to Bacharach. In the studio, each performer faces that “live” mike and hears only his own sound and that of his immediate neighbor. The “listening” side is the soundproof control booth where everything is heard and balanced for the finished result.
Label: CBS 64294
Front cover photograph: Guy Webster