Relive Influential Tracks with The Chesky Records 35th Anniversary Collection
Celebrating the glorious history of the multi-genre record label, Chesky Records has released its 35th Anniversary Collection.
Featuring some of the record label's favorite and most influential tracks, The Chesky Records 35th Anniversary Collection covers different genres over the past decades. Prepare to listen to jazz guitarists John and Bucky Pizzarelli, Cuban sax icon Paquito D' Rivera, jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, double bass pioneer Ron Carter. Also included are works by singer-songwriters David Johansen, Amber Rubarth, Astor Piazzolla, Livingston Taylor, Ana Caram, Babatunde Olatunji, Casey Abrams, Macy Gray, Luiz Bonfa, and more!
Aside from tracks in the album, The Chesky Records 35th Anniversary Collection also features a booklet that retells the colorful history of the record label, including photos and even accounts from the label co-founder David Chesky and engineer Bob Katz. Steve Guttenberg also contributes to the exclusive add-on with interviews from the record label's engineers Barry Wolifson, Nicholas Prout, and Bob Katz.
"Right from the start Chesky Records had a sound. David Chesky set out to make 'aural photographs' of each session, capturing as much of the sound of being there as the technology allowed, continually pushing it forward," an article on the album's page at Chesky.com began. The article continued by noting how every session in the recording label was captured "live": no overdubs or no fixing in the mix. Chesky also mostly recorded in acoustically conducive locations like actual concert halls and churches, citing the former RCA/BMG studios located in Manhattan.
Chesky Records also has an exclusive promo on the music streaming platform HDtracks. Purchasing The Chesky Records 35th Anniversary Collection on HDtracks adds 13 more tracks on top of the massive playlist originally available for the commemorative release.
Fans of the record label can expect the same top-notch quality, with each track recorded in the highest resolution when purchased from HDtracks or the official website at Chesky.com - all for $35! Due to the quality of each track, and the following file size, the album is available in two parts at the Chesky.com website. The entire The Chesky Records 35th Anniversary Collection is also available for standard resolution music streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, and can also be purchased from iTunes.
About Chesky Records
Chesky Records was originally founded by studio musician and composer David Chesky together with his brother Norman, starting the project in 1978. The record label was established in an attempt to preserve the texture and sound of the "live studio" performance, without post-production fixes or overdubs.
It made the record label famous for its binaural recordings or sounds intended to be heard using both ears. In 1990, the label began recording sessions in churches, with one of the earliest attempts to push the boundaries of clear and live performance being the re-issue of American classical pianist Earl Wild's reinterpretations of Rachmaninoff for Reader's Digest.
Some of its most recent talents includes Macy Gray, who made the critically acclaimed debut jazz album Stripped, which peaked at the third spot of the Billboard Jazz Charts, as well as artists Meiko and Casey Abrams.
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