John McEuen Celebrates The Release of His Latest Solo Album
MADE IN BROOKLYN
John McEuen brings together the diverse talents of his life-long "friends in music," all of whom have been instrumental in molding Americana Music in their own right. McEuen invited these talented musicians and vocalists to join him to celebrate traditional recording style in hi-definition and make lifetime memories with new musical moments. The hi-def studio project was recorded in Brooklyn.
In the same manner as the album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," another landmark is created: MADE IN BROOKLYN.
MADE IN BROOKLYN featured performances:
- "String Wizard," John McEuen (guitar/mandolin/banjo/fiddle)
- David Bromberg (An icon on acoustic guitar and slide and other magical notes)Steve Martin (Plays banjo on the Warren Zevon tune.)
- David Amram (At 85, this American jazz/folk/classical treasure has recorded and performed with everyone who's anyone. David plays pennywhistle, flute and percussion.)
- John Cowan (New Grass Revival's lead vocalist, Cowan, is McEuen's all time favorite lead singer.)
- John Carter Cash (Johnny and June's son…The two Johns pay homage to his father in "I Still Miss Someone.")
- Martha Redbone (Martha is a talented songstress for whom John produced the highly praised album THE SONGS OF WILLIAM BLAKE--GARDEN OF LOVE.)
- Jay Ungar (A fiddle virtuoso, composer of "Ashoken's Farewell")
- Andy Goessling (clarinet/mandolin/zither/sax/dobro for Railroad Earth)
- Matt Cartsonis (Matt's acrobatic and acerbic vocals are the perfect match to his guitar and mandola talents.)
- Skip Ward (bass)
- Lars (Lars is all ears!)
MADE IN BROOKLYN
ABOUT CHESKY RECORDS:
Chesky Records opened its doors in 1986. The label is the brainchild of recording artist David Chesky who had the personal insight to recognize that standard audio albums lacked the subtle nuances of live performance, and that the human ear hears much more than modern stereo techniques reproduce. Enlisting the help of his brother, Norman Chesky, the business partners formed the NY-based label with one simple philosophy: to create the illusion of live musicians in a three-dimensional space--to capture and produce “music FOR your ears.”
Home to multiple GRAMMY® award-winning recordings and artists (including Macy Gray, John Hammond, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Mann, David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Joe Henderson, Chuck Mangione, Paquito D'Rivera, Ron Carter, Larry Coryell, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Babatunde Olatunji, Ana Caram, Rebecca Pidgeon and more), Chesky Records has become known for its superb, high-fidelity audio design.
Specifically engineered to heighten the listening experience, Chesky’s Binaural+ Series rank among the top recordings on audiophiles’ must-have list. Borrowing from an old-fashioned, live production method, all musicians are strategically positioned in one reverberant room (a church) for a single-pass recording. The live performance is captured in high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) using a single “Dummy Head” microphone system (“LARS”). Lars' ear microphones are specially calibrated with the assistance of Princeton professor, Edgar Y. Choueiri, to recreate the spatial characteristics of human hearing.
The label has also introduced HD versions of numerous albums via its download website HDtracks. Listeners can enjoy higher resolution recordings not otherwise captured by the compression limits of a compact disc. Projects and songs recorded by Crosby, Stills & Nash (first three albums), Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, as well as John Coltrane's “Blue Train,” Eric Dolphy's “Out To Lunch,” Herbie Hancock's “Maiden Voyage,” Wayne Shorter's “Speak No Evil,” Horace Silver's “Song for My Father” and Larry Young's “Unity” have been distributed through HDtracks. Other notable artists include Carole King, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
For more information on Chesky Records, please visit www.cheskyrecords.com
Chesky Records: Music FOR your ears!