March 22nd, 2012, 04:38 PM
String Orchestra, Tenor Sax, the big room @ United Recorders(now Ocean Way) 1963. BTW, it's called Bury Me Blue, not "Blues".:cool:
March 22nd, 2012, 06:14 PM
March 22nd, 2012, 06:45 PM
On Blue Martini, my Dad wrote, arranged, and conducted the orchestra. I have vague memories of the session ( I was 5). I remember Plas holding his sax, listening to playback in the control booth...
March 22nd, 2012, 07:02 PM
That’s just so cool Mr. parka …
I know I could research mono recording … but, any idea what would have been involved ...
March 22nd, 2012, 07:18 PM
This was done 1/2" 3 Track live. The stereo version has so much depth.
Mixing to mono is a lost art. Dan Wallin @ the Goldwyn Scoring stage as a master at getting depth in mono.
March 22nd, 2012, 07:26 PM
Thanks for posting that, Fezz. I used to go see Plas play at the old Dontes in North Hollywood. He would pack the place, then burn it down.
Mr. taste and tone. He's the sax player on the 'Pink Panther' Theme.
March 22nd, 2012, 07:43 PM
Yeah, I know Plas pretty well. When we (MGM) were scoring the Steve Martin PP movie, I got Plas to play on the new score. Just made sense, ya know? At the session, the composer, Christophe Beck, turned to me and said (after Plas nailed it in the first take) "Good choice". What an idiot! Me: "Good choice? Are you effing kidding me? It's Plas Effing Johnson!" :lol: