RECORDINGS

‘Round Midnight

A New digital recording by Duo Jackson :  Released  2011

Category  Jazz:

In this album the Duo have turned their inimitable sound and style to some of the best loved Jazz standards from the 40’s and 50’s.

Contents

1.  Sophisticated Lady

2.  Eso Beso

3.  Can’t help loving that Man

4.  Petite Fleur

5.  ‘Round Midnight

6.  It might as well be Spring

7.  Somewhere over the Rainbow

8.  Wave

9.  The Man I love

10.  My funny Valentine


ALCHEMY
A Digital recording by Duo Jackson
Category: Gypsy / Jazz / Latin

All pieces are original arrangements by Duo Jackson with the exception of the guitar part of Blue Moon which was arranged by Laurendo Almeida. Our rendition of The Lazy Gypsy was also based on an Almeida arrangement. The introduction to “Romance” was composed by Emile Bibobi. Free improvisation features throughout this recording.

alchemycovercd1It has been our intention with this recording to reproduce as faithfully as possible the sound of classic guitar and violin as they would be heard in a concert performance. The recording was made in our living room at Wheatfields during 1996 when we were living in South Canterbury, New Zealand. ( The discerning listener may hear the occasional bird song in the background ).

For recording the guitar we used a single AKG 414 B-ULS and for the violin a Rodes NT2. The instruments have been panned slightly to left and right and are on a single track using a tascam DA 30 Mkll. The Recording was edited by Bob Bickerton and mastered by Richard Hulse. Most tracks were recorded as single complete takes and no effects or EQ have been added at the editing or mastering .

Recording Engineer: Miles Jackson.
Producer: Miles Jackson.
Our special thanks to Duke Dixon for his technical advise and moral support.

To Order Alchemy:

Cost: 30.00NZD – 15.00 USD – 18.00EURO
Price includes all shipping costs.
Please send an email to sales@duojackson.com?subject=AlchemyMargaret Jackson, violin made by Degani in 1899
Miles Jackson, classic guitar made by Simon Marty in 1996

Copyright 2002 Miles and Margaret Jackson , Nelson, New Zealand

Preview Songs:

Songs are in .mp3 (MPEG level3) audio files and range in size from 4Mb to 5Mb, length up to 2:30 mins. Songs were ripped in iTunes and saved as previews using Amadeus II.

size mins
1. Carnival Luis Bonfa 6.50 Carnival 4Mb 2.30
2. Gypsy Serenade Traditional 4.50
3. A Nigtingale Sang in Berkeley Square Manning Sherwin 4.49 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 4Mb 2.30
4. Romance Traditional 3.20
5. El Marabino Antonio Lauro 3.37
6. Take Five Paul Desmond 7.34 Take Five 4Mb 2.30
7. Blue Moon Richard Rogers 3.55
8. Sounds of the Bells Joao Guimares 2.27 Sounds of the Bells 4Mb 2.30
9. Se Ela Perguntar Dilermando Reis 3.55
10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Jerome Kern 4.05
11. The Lazy Gypsy Traditional 5.02 The Lazy Gypsy 2.0Mb 2.11

Margaret Jackson, violin made by Degani in 1899
Miles Jackson, classic guitar made by Simon Marty in 1996

Copyright 1997 Miles and Margaret Jackson , Nelson, New Zealand

Tarariki
A digital recording by Duo Jackson.
The works on this recording have been composed by Margaret and Miles Jackson between 1991 and 2001. They were recorded at our Escondida studio during the latter part of 2004. We used one pair of AKG 414 B-uls microphones. Editing and mastering were completed by Bob Bickerton.
tararikismCover Illustration Lyndall Gerlach.
Category: Classical

The works :
Composed for violin & guitar by Miles & Margaret Jackson

Tarariki
This work has been inspired by the paintings of Colin McCahon and the beauty of the New Zealand forest. Our aim has been to paint a picture with music which combines elements of the land and our European and Maori heritage. The music speaks of the beauty of nature and the tragic destruction of the forest and birds.

TARARIKI is a magical place of great beauty by the Karangahake gorge between Waihi and Paeroa in the North Island of New Zealand.

Preview Songs:

Songs are in .mp3 (MPEG level3) audio files and range in size from 4.0Mb to 5.0Mb, length up to 2:30 mins. Preview tracks were ripped in iTunes and saved as previews using Amadeus II.

VIOLET BLUE
: The colours of music shape our dreams; the rhythms touch our souls.

CLOUD WALTZ: Clouds dance in the summer sky; ethereal spirits fly and sing.

ANDALUCIAN WALTZ: Whitewashed walls, cobble stones, the scent of oleander, imbibe the Spanish sun.

AFRICAN VIOLET: The rhythm hints of a distant land and melody speaks of joy and flowers. Harmonic simplicity invites rhythm and improvisation to cast their spell.

Recording engineering,graphic design and production: Miles Jackson.

To Order Tarariki:

Cost: 30.00NZD – 15.00 USD – 18.00EURO
Price includes all shipping costs.
Please send an email to sales@duojackson.com?subject=TararikiCopyright 2006 Miles and Margaret Jackson , Nelson, New Zealand

A Felicidade
Music from South America and Spain.
A Digital recording by Duo Jackson. Andreas Lepper, Percussion.
Category: Latin

afelicidadecdimage11All pieces are original arrangements by Duo Jackson incorporating improvisation. It has been our intention with the recording to reproduce as faithfully as possible, the sound of the instruments as they would be heard in a concert performance. For the recording the guitar we used a pair of AKG414B-uls and for the violin, a pair of Rode NT2 mics.

For percussion we employed a single Rode NT1000. The recording was editied and mastered by Bob Bickerton. Most tracks were recorded as a single complete takes and no effects or equalisation and been added.

Recording, engineering and production: Miles Jackson with special thanks to John Groom for his technical advice.

To Order A Felicidade:

Cost: 30.00NZD – 15.00 USD – 18.00EURO
Price includes all shipping costs.
Please send an email to sales@duojackson.com?subject=AFelicidadeCopyright 2002 Miles and Margaret Jackson , Nelson, New Zealand

Preview Songs:

Songs are in .mp3 (MPEG level3) audio files and range in size from 4.0Mb to 5.0Mb, length up to 2.30 mins. Preview tracks were ripped in iTunes and saved as previews using Amadeus II.

size mins
1. A Felicidade Antonio Carlos Jobim 4.53 A Felicidade 4.0Mb 2.30
2. Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim 9.21
3. Milonga Jorge Cardoso 4.01
4. Cafetin de Buenos Aires Mariano Mores 3.48 Cafetin de Buenos Aires 4.0Mb 2.30
5. Solea Traditional Flamenco 4.60
6. Choro Nova Em Do Waldyr Azevedo 3.30 Choro Nova Em Do 4Mb 2.30
7. La vi Llegar Enrique Francini 3.01
8. El Nuevo Dia (Colombiana) Paco Pena 5.06
9. Besame Mucho Consuelo Valezquez 3.23 Besame Mucho 4.0Mb 2.30
10. Cristal Mariano Mores 3.13
11. Avocado Luis Bonfa 5.56 Avocado 4.0Mb
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