Live performance, August, 2014; original CD release, November, 2015
Produced by Chuck Reider
Additional Production by Tom Gordon, Bill Hecht, Hans Halt
Recorded by Ken Van Gelder and Tom Gordon live at the Warren Trepp Amphitheater at Sand Harbor, Nevada, NV August 4, 2014
Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Tom Gordon for Inspired Amateur Productions at Imirage Sound Lab, Sparks, NV.
Live Sound mixed by Ken Van Gelder, Moon Lighting and Sound
Second Engineers: Alan Griffith, John Carlisle, Nick Parkey
Stage Techs: Charlie Reider, Jake McCarthy
Publicist: Lee Koch
CD design: Mitch Harbaugh at Wicked Melon
Still Photography: David Rocco
Videography: Ryan Loetscher & Ford Corl
Video Editing: David Ware
Music available on iTunes.com or CDBaby.com
A special shout out to the mighty voices of the Band of 100 Choir (you know who you are!) and thanks to all the staff at the Warren Trepp Amphitheater and Dr. Lawrence Davis.
This recording would not be possible without our generous sponsors:
Steve and Lillian Frank, Dent Hand, Jim and Mary Ann Kidder, Richard and Ursula Tracy, Terry Colligan and Mary Culpepper and all of our Band of 100.
©2015 Reno Jazz Orchestra. Made in U.S.A. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable law.
I am going to call this our miracle CD. It was never supposed to happen and yet here it is. The band had three performances for this program and right after the first performance for Artown I knew we had to multitrack record it and use parts of the performance for promo material. We scheduled to record the third performance at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s Monday night series. Everything was good to go until the day of the concert, rain forecast all day, a serious problem for playing outdoors. We took our equipment up there in case there was a break in the rain, which there was at about 4pm. As we were setting up it began to rain again, but Shakespeare’s Executive Director Bob Taylor came up with the idea of covering the band using vendor tents and patio umbrellas. Certainly not a perfect setting, but we were watertight and ready to perform. The audience that braved the elements were treated to the performance you hear on this CD. One take for each tune and no going back and no cutting tunes from the show. When I heard the rough mix, the energy on the tracks was stunning. So… the RJO decided to make a CD out of those recordings and here is the result. I want to thank the band, singers, and technical staff that braved the elements, through your efforts this “miracle child” was born. My hope this CD will bring the funk to you for years to come!
Chuck Reider- RJO Music Director