Hollywood, CA (June 21, 2017)—Canadian jazz vocalist/pianist Anne Bisson recorded her new album direct-to-disk at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood recently with the participation of mastering engineers Scott Sedillo, Chris Bellman and Bernie Grundman, plus chief technician Beno May.
Four Seasons in Jazz was co-produced with Bisson and recorded by Michael C. Ross. Bisson was accompanied by her double bass player Jean-Bertrand Carbou and drummer/percussionist Pierre Tanguay. The album's executive producers are Gary L. Koh of Genesis Advanced Technologies and Wuti Larnroongroj of Brilliance Music & Studios.
"We're recording the old-fashioned way," says Ross. "The musicians are out in Bernie's spacious lounge area, which we converted into a recording studio with great microphones and acoustic treatment with gobos. The trio is playing live and I'm mixing it live and it's going right to vinyl."
In addition to using Grundman's proprietary technology consoles, Ross also used a portable Trident 88 console during the live session.
Bisson first became known as a television personality, but in recent years she has been concentrating on music, her first love. A pianist since childhood, she won the prestigious Étoiles Du Maurier competition in 1984 for her original compositions.
Bernie Grundman comments on the recording process for the new Bisson album, "Vinyl has had a big resurgence, but the audiophiles have always loved it. And with technological advances, it's better than ever now. Here in our studios, we believe that the simpler it is, the better it's going to sound, which has always been true. It's difficult to make something without any losses, but with all of our careful connections and so forth, and the straight-through signal, we feel we're going to get the most natural, best, highest quality sound going direct-to-disc, right from the performance while it is being mixed spontaneously.”
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