Nothing to add, nothing to deduct.
This is Mick Sawaguchi’s philosophy.
Mick Sawaguchi Fellow M/AES/IBS M/C.A.S. Sound Producer
The Jazz music label UNAMAS JAZZ was established in 2007. It is my private label. In 2004 I and Minako Sawaguchi started a small Jazz club UNAMAS in Mitaka, Tokyo Japan, where quite a few jazz artists have performed.
This title is a live recording performed there; 16 channels at 96k-24bit into a Pyramix DAW. Surround miking was done based on the Hamasaki SQ method.
One of the most unique aspects of this label is that most all jazz performances in Unamas are recorded, and when I feel the magic in the music, I release it on the UNAMAS label. Actually, this seems very inefficient and is uneconomical, but I know this is the only way to capture the magical spontaneity of music.
The key tool of these recordings is Sanken CO-100K microphones used on piano.
A difficulty in a live jazz recording is how to manage performance and sonic quality, and have them be compatible. The Sanken CO-100K gives me the best solution. It creates a natural sound and an atmosphere in a piano sound. It sounds like you are there.
Another key issue was how to pick up a natural wood bass sound without any electric pick up. It has been a tough, long term experiment. This was done using a combination of Royer R-122 and DPA 4060.
The sanken CO-100K is a vital tool in not only classical music but also acoustic jazz recordings.