Fats Jazz Band: That Old Feeling - 2x Metal Reel 1/4" 38cm/s (15ips) Tape SM900

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2x Metal Reel Tape, Hinged Box Pack, PURE Analog Original Master Tape. Professional Direct to Two Track Recording, Recorded by SEPEA audio. Metal NAB reel 265mm (10,5inch), IEC eq.
Tape Speed:
38cm/s (15ips)
Tape Width:
1/4 inch
Reel Type:
Metal Reel
SEPEA audio Cat#:
SEPFJB
Released:
2016 in Slovakia
Genre:
Jazz
Artist:
Fats Jazz Band
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Reviews

Mr. Claus Müller from www.audiotapereview.com published a review of this master tape.

"This recording was made amazingly close to reality. You can feel the instruments very close. “Razor sharp” would also be good expression, but somewhat exaggerated. Musicians are in close contact with the room. It sounds like I'm sitting right in front of them. Is that too much of a good thing? I don't think so, I'm just not used to it at home. At a live concert you immediately take this type of detail as normal, so why not to get it also in your room from the recording?"

Please read the full review here.

Listen to music samples


       1. You Must Have Been A Beatiful Baby

       2. Sailing at Midnight

       3. Dancing Fool
 
       4. Tiger Rag
 
       5. Baby,Won´t You Please Come Home
 
       6. Black Beauty
 
       7. Hot And Bothered
 
       8. Eeny Meeny Miney Mo
 
       9. Chinatown,My Chinatown
 
       10. Sing,sing,sing
 
      11. Stardust
 
       12. Sweet Sue,Just You
 
       13. Caravan
 
       14. Jamaica Shout
 
       15. I Would Do Anything for You
 
       16. Say It Simple
 
       17. Beethoven Riffs On
 
       18. That Old Feeling

PURE Analog Original Master Tape Direct to Two Track Professional Recording, recorded by Sepea Audio 

Recorders - Studer A80 ½“ @30ips (1980s)Mix - Sonosax SX-T, Mics - Sonodore RCM 402, Vox-O-Rama M36. No additional outboard equipment was used, the whole process was kept in analogue domain.
Recorded Janury 2016 @ Ružinov Culture House, Bratislava, Slovakia
Recording Producer & Digital Editing : Ladislav Krajcovic
Design & Typography : Jana Dekánková
Made in Slovakia by Sepea 2017

Read review of this recording in German Analog magazine.

THAT OLD FEELING 

FATS JAZZ BAND

The members of the vintage orchestra FATS JAZZ BAND from Slovakia have recorded a beautiful piece of art. Using original vintage music instruments from 1930s and 1940s, playing original transcriptions of old recordings and using analogue recording technique, they have recorded LP and TAPES named THAT OLD FEELING.

The LP / TAPES contain only transcriptions of old shellac recordings from the years 1924 up to 1947. So the band have rerecorded original arrangements as were played by early jazz legends such as Fats Waller, Peggy Lee, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Jack Teagarden, Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Edythe Wright, John Kirby, Miff Mole and many more.

Whole cooperation between Fats Jazz Band and recording team started by unexpected meeting between bandleader Ladislav Fanzowitz and analogue maniacs (in the best way) Ladislav Krajčovič and Peter Sedlák from company SEPEA AUDIO s.r.o. This company specializes in analogue recording and publishes high quality tapes all around the world.

The recording team of Mr. Krajčovič and Mr. Sedlák brought to the culture house, where the recording has been processing, three huge tape recorders. Because it was first time after long period that someone was that crazy to record this beautiful traditional jazz by analogue technic, they wanted to have three different sound versions and at the end to chose the best one for publishing.

The sound director Ladislav Krajčovič told us about all used types of tape recorders: „Our idea was to make the recording on 3 different tape recorders, because every machine transfers the signal in a very specific way to the tape and the recording achieve its special sound color (character). Maximum authenticity and softness of the sound we have achieved probably on a tube tape recorder, but every market likes something else. Critical listeners around the world prefer once the tube, once the transistor sound.

First tape recorder was a Swiss-made transistor recorder Studer A80 Master Recorder from the 1980s, ½ inch tape at 30 ips. It’s the only one fully working in Slovakia. And there are only few of them fully working in whole Europe. Second tape recorder was a tube Studer C37, ¼ inch tape at 15 ips. And third was a transistor recorder from the 1950s, Telefunken M5, ¼ inch tape at 15 ips borrowed from our Hungarian friend Mr. Baranyai. Above mentioned tape speeds are very important, because different speeds transfers the frequencies, especially the low one, in a different ways and that’s why the recordings have they own, different sound. Very important role played also our analogue mixing console, Swiss brand Sonosax SX-T. 

 

The Fats Jazz Band had to record every song at once, including vocals, so NO OVERDUBBINGS were used. Musicians played altogether and sometimes they had to move for more than one meter from microphone to achieve right volume balance between tutti parts and solos in the songs. Also singers were recording with the band, which is very unusual today. The bandleader Mr. Fanzowitz says: “If you want to record whole song at once with all members including soloists and singers, you have to have really high professionals in the band. The have to be prepared for 100% before recording day and after setting up all distances from microphones, we all have 5-6 chances to record the song. We have recorded every song without stop maximum 6 times, then we chose the best track and if there was some musical mistake, we cut and replaced that part by another track. But no other corrections were made. The sound is original sound of the instruments. All musicians and singers have to play clear and in tune. We can’t do anything like enhancement notes which are out of tune or playing with dynamic or rhythm like modern bands often do. So what you hear from our recordings is 100% the same as what you can hear on our concerts.”.

During the recording session also digital recording was made and this was published on CD with the same name. But as all involved people say: the sound of analogue recording is much softer and clear as the digital one and listening from gramophone or magnetophone is pure pleasure. The LPs from analogue recorded tapes were pressed in Germany and copies of analogue tapes in all types (¼ inch or ½ inch and speeds 15 or 30 ips) were made in Slovakia in SEPEA AUDIO s.r.o.

The vintage art deco layouts were made by band singer Jana Dekánková.

Tracklist

TAPE A

1. You must have been a beautiful baby - J.Mercer/H.Warren (as recorded by Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven, New York, September 22, 1938) 2:46
2. Sailing at midnight - Joe Burke/Edgar Leslie (as recorded by Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven, New York, September 22, 1938) 3:06
3. Dancing fool - Harry Bache Smith/Ted Snyder/Francis Wheeler (as recorded by Eddie Condon & his Band, New York, September 11, 1940) 2:44
4. Tiger rag - Mick LaRocca (as recorded by Bix Beiderbecke & Wolverine Orchestra,Richmond, Indiana, June 20, 1924) 2:35
5. Baby, won´t you please come home - Warfield/Williams (as recorded by Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra, New York, April 17, 1929) 3:19
6. Black beauty - Duke Ellington (as recorded by Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra, New York, September 1, 1939) 2:57
7. Hot and bothered - Duke Ellington (as recorded by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, New York, October 1, 1928) 3:35
8. Eeny meeny miney mo - Johnny Mercer/Matt Malneck (as recorded by Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra, New York, October 25, 1935) 3:18
9. Chinatown, my chinatown - William Jerome/Jean Schwartz (as recorded by Tommy Dorsey & his Clambake Seven, New York, July 11, 1938) 2:59

TAPE B

1. Sing, sing, sing - Louis Prima (as recorded by Louis Prima & his New Orleans Gang, Los Angeles, February 28, 1936) 3:00
2. Stardust - Mitchell Parish/Hoagy Carmichael (as recorded by Coleman Hawkins & Freddy Johnson, Laren, Holand, August 18, 1937) 2:47
3. Sweet Sue. Just you - Victor Young/Will J. Harris (as recorded by Fats Waller & his Rhytm, Camden, New Jersey, June 24, 1935) 3:02
4. Caravan - Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington (as recorded by Barney Bigard & his Jazzopators, Hollywood, December 19, 1936) 3:38
5. Jamaica Shout - Fletcher Henderson (as recorded by Coleman Hawkins & Freddy Johnson, Laren, Holand, August 18, 1937) 3:05
6. I would do anything for you - Hill/Williams/Hopkins (as recorded by Henry Red & his Band, New York, July 26, 1932) 2:51
7. Say it simple - J. W. Thomas (as recorded by Jack Teagarden´s Big Eight, New York, March 14, 1947) 3:20
8. Beethoven riffs on - Ludwig van Beethoven/Lou Singer (as recorded by John Kirby & his Orchestra, New York, January 15, 1941) 2:50
9. That old feeling - Lew Brown/Sammy Fain (as recorded by The Capitol Jazzmen, Los Angeles, January 7, 1944) 2:58

Reel audio tapes carry warranty of 2 years if treated properly. No returns of used product.

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  • 5
    This Reel Tape Recording Sounds Phenomenal

    Posted by Magazine ANALOG 2/2020, Germany on 17th Sep 2020

    I was completely enchanted by this recording from the very first track. The feeling comes right away: The title “That Old Feeling” describes it exactly. I felt transported back to the time this music was created, but without the cracking of shellac records and without any noise. I can give highest recommendation. Especially for swing fans, it is a must to own one.

  • 5
    Perfect recorded tape!

    Posted by Claus Müller, Analogue Audio Association, Germany on 16th Apr 2020

    Yesterday in the evening I listened to the 1st tape: Oh yes, “That Old Feeling” is recorded perfect. Later my wife came into the living room and I started the tape again. Both we were very pleased and enjoyed this stunning production! I will do a positive review in our German´s Analogue Audio Association (AAA) magazine “analog”.

  • 5
    Extraordinary sounding reel tape recording

    Posted by Christaian Vandecasteele, Italy on 10th Oct 2019

    The SEPEA tapes are excellent. Great sound, great dynamics, as is often the case with good analog tape recordings. Instrument placement is extremely precise (voice included), it seems not too many mikes were used and they were carefully mixed.

  • 5
    State-of-the art Reel-To-Reel original recording

    Posted by Frank Brattig, Darklab, Germany on 10th Oct 2019

    Furthermore that the SEPEA tapes are not vinyl master copies with the limitations necessary for cutting the record but exclusively made for tape copies. So the SEPEA tape reproduces the possible bandwidth of tape. In my opinion this is a big advantage compared with competitors.

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