I'd love to be able to attribute any of the Fantasy quad mixes to anyone definitively, but given that they were released in quad in 1976 (which puts them anywhere between 1 and 3 years after their stereo counterparts) and reused the old stereo sleeves with no modification to the text, it seems impossible to do. I've searched through Billboard as well for any mentions of Fantay's quad product, and I can't find any specific engineering info so (erring on the side of caution) they'll have to remain mysterious for now, or until such time as the master tapes are dug out of Concord's vaults.Flora Purim, Stories to Tell (1974), in a really clean conversion from CD-4. George Duke on Keyboards, Earl Klugh (and, guesting on one track, Carlos Santana) on guitar, Miroslav Vitous and Ron Carter trading bass duties, and Airto (natch) on drums & percussion. Produced by the legendary Orrin Keepnews. And I think it's safe to attribute both the quad and stereo mixes to Jim Stern, who also worked on Woody Herman's Children of Lima? (@steelydave: another one for the quad engineers database?) Beautiful set.
this and their other one "Witch Queen of New Orleans" would make a GREAT two-fer from DV!!!!Redbone, Message From a Drum (1972/1971), in a conversion from a discrete source. Another of the many bands I'm getting to know, fifty years after the fact. (Now the subject of a non-fiction graphic novel.) I like it--the mix and the music. Especially like the proggy/jazzy/worldy aspects of the music, which I wasn't expecting.
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