By Dan Bilawsky, JazzTimes
Ever wonder why studio dates so rarely capture the casual vibe of a late-night hit? Perhaps it’s the pressure, with the clock ticking away, or maybe it’s the circumstances surrounding a manufactured meeting set against sterile scenery. There are simply too many potential factors to pinpoint the exact cause(s). The studio is the studio and the stage is the stage. But every so often you come across a recording that manages to blur those lines to good effect. Read more here.