Sixteen Strings is: Mike Choman, Acoustic Nylon String Guitar
Bud Hellner, Electric Guitar
Glenn Isaacson, Acoustic Bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10.
Roger Vandivort, Electric Bass on tracks 6, 12.
Tom Davies, Electric Guitar on track 7.
Mike Choman, Fender Bass on track 7.
“A reasonably well known guitar player who I had worked with, approached me about playing in my restaurant. I said Bud there are only 32 seats! I can’t afford a band. Bud said… well let’s try a few weeks and see what happens. Eight years and two CD’s later we’ve all enjoyed some of the best jazz around.
Words cannot express the honor I feel to have shared the gift of their music and their friendship. I hope you enjoy this new CD as much as I’ve enjoyed these guys. I hope they sell a million of them.”
Steve Scott, Owner, The Alley Café.
Most of this recording was done at the “Wood Shed” performance space at the Woods House Conservatory in Wenatchee, Washington. The remainder of the tracks were recorded at Terry’s Basement Studio and Dave’s living room.
Recorded by David Keefer, Jazz Stream Mobile.
Mixed and Mastered at The Spare Room by Dave Keefer
Produced by Mike Choman, Bud Hellner and David Keefer
Sixteen Strings “At The Wood Shed” was recorded using a digital hard drive recorder with Apogee A to D and D to A converters set at 24/96. An assortment of Neumann, CAD and PPA microphones were used with Class A microphone preamps from True Audio, Presonus and FMR direct into the recorder. Mastering was done through an older Amek analog console to an Alesis Master link at 24/88.2.
Special thanks to Brian Cornfield with Pacific Pro Audio and Michael Gardner with Seattle Pro Audio.
Analysis Plus wire systems were exclusively used throughout.