Past meetings of the Society
July 2006

July 2006 Meeting

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2006
Time: 3-6:00 PM
Place: Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA, 02139

Featured Guest: The James K. Jones Quartet, ( )

Topic: Live Recording Opportunity: Comparing the Microphone Techniques of BAS Members' Recording a Jazz Ensemble

BAS members and their guests will be provided an opportunity to fine-tune their recording skills in an effort to produce an outstanding sounding CD. The CD will be auditioned at a future meeting. At the meeting, it will be used to compare the various microphone techniques employed. The BAS all-acoustic recording session features the James K. Jones quartet and a local jazz vocalist, Fulani Haynes, at

Everyone, BAS and non-BAS members, is invited to attend the recording session. There is no charge. For an opportunity to participate in the afternoon recording, a fee of $50.00 will be collected. Your recording fee pays for the musicians and your CD. It will contain selections from all the recording engineers who opted to set up and record using their own microphones, equipment, etc. The band will limit their song selections in order to provide identical sessions for all. Our goal is to have all the microphones in place before the music starts. After the session starts, an opportunity to reposition your microphone(s) will be provided. All the members of the James K. Jones Quartet are professional musicians. They have pledged to tolerate the multiple microphones and the recording engineers who will have different ideas on how to obtain the best recorded sound. Often recording engineers use a host of compressors and equalizers to get the 'right' sound balance for playback in the home. Your decision of what sounds best will be totally up to you. It will be preserved on the BAS Microphone Technique CD.

James Kamal Jones has been a professional musician for over twenty-five years. He was a five-year member of Ornette Coleman's group, Prime Time. He has also been the heart of rhythm sections for such renowned and diverse musicians as Roberta Flack, The Delphonics, Cab Calloway, Yusef Lateef, Jack McDuff, and Al King.


Free parking in the Ryles Hampshire Street lot. It is located behind the 7-Eleven store (Hampshire & Prospect St.) and across from the Hess Gas Station. A Ryles' sign and a parking lot-entrance-bar denote the entrance to the lot.

From Points South:

Pass over the Longfellow Bridge and continue straight onto Main Street.
-- Follow Main Street straight onto Broadway (The Marriott Hotel will be on your left).
-- At the Fourth set of lights take a RIGHT onto Hampshire Street.
-- Continue on Hampshire Street for 0.6 miles.

For additional directions, visit the Ryles website:


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updated 8/6/06