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Night Flight IV

by Night Flight

Original compositions in Jazz and World Fusion styles featuring Recorder, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones; Acoustic, Electric and MIDI Guitars; Acoustic and Synthesized percussion.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Spring Meadow
9:33 album only
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2. Kalimba Butterfly
17:27 album only
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3. Green/Greensleeves
9:22 album only
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4. Earth Song
5:37 album only
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5. Eclipse
7:57 album only
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6. Hawaiian Serenade
7:48 album only
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7. Rainy Night on Carmine Street
6:08 album only
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8. In the Middle of the Fire, Love Stands
5:53 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Night Flight is an Atlanta, GA based performance
and recording ensemble specializing in a unique
synthesis of Jazz, Fusion, and World music styles.
The ensemble's recording projects highlight original compositions. However, live performances typically blend original material with standards from the Jazz repertoire including familiar works from composers such as Ellington & Strayhorn, Gershwin, Rogers & Hart, Jobim, and many more.
Night Flight IV is the ensemble's latest CD, recorded on December 20, 2004.

Personnel:
Doug Latham - Tenor & Soprano Saxophones, Recorders
Mike Caldwell - Acoustic, Electric and MIDI Guitars
Grady Barnhill - Acoustic and Synthesized Percussion

Doug Latham:
Doug began study of the saxophone in 1954, During the years of 1961 and 1962, Doug also studied oboe under Wayne Raper of the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the 80s, Doug continued his studies of the saxophone with Atlanta saxophonist Rick Bell. Since 1972, Doug has performed with Jazz Reflection, Alliance, Lithonia Businesman's Club, The Serpent-the Mammoth and the Chariot, and Night Flight.

Mike Caldwell:
Mike began playing acoustic guitar at the age of 15. Electric guitar was soon added along with periods of instruction in jazz & improvisation theory and technique in the 70s with Glenn Phillips and Harold Kelling, then of the Hampton Grease Band in Atlanta. A long term friendship with Grady and a couple of decades of woodshedding with a focus on solo technique followed and eventually led to an association with Night Flight starting in the late 90s.

Grady Barnhill:
Grady began studying orchestra snare at 8 years old and trap set at 12. Orchestra experience included both snare and tympani with the teen years punctuated with the usual assortment of rock bands. Evolving tastes led to associations with various jazz ensembles including Jazz Reflection, Alliance, and Night Flight.


Night Flight IV was recorded on December 20, 2004 at Bert Elliott Sound in Atlanta, GA. Final mixdown and mastering was performed on December 22, 2004. As a "live" studio album, all songs were recorded with only one take and without any overdubbing. This is quite unusual in the modern digital studio and testifies to Bert's great skills in getting it right the first time! Post production consisted only of mixing, final equalization, adding the special effects on tracks 1, 6 and 7, and removing a few random "pops" and "thumps". The concept was to provide the listener an experience that simulates an actual performance as closely as possible, while preserving studio quality audio. Some reviewers have noted that this mix is "quieter" or "softer" than heard on many other CDs. This is not due to incorrect levels on the CD. The reason for this effect is that no compression was used in mastering the final disk image. Most CDs today, even those of very high quality, often use compression to make the recording more listenable in a car or other noisy background environment. Compression limits the natural dynamic range of the music in exchange for giving it more percieved "loudness". Due to the wide range of dynamics in the compositions on this recording, we chose not to use compression. Therefore, you may find you will need to turn up the volume on your playback equipment to a higher setting than you are accustomed to for other recordings. We hope this extra effort will be rewarded by an enhanced listening experience.

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