The 1st artist to be released Groove Note Records has already became a legend in her own time! Already a tremendous figure in her native Singapore, Jacintha has been turning heads and ears in this country as well. With an outstanding singing style on par with the greats, Jacintha will enrapture you in a perpetual state of musical bliss! (We're not ones for overstatement either.)
Jacintha debuts in the U.S. with a tribute to the legendary tenor saxophone player: Ben Webster. The songs have been specially selected to reflect this premise, i.e. they are mostly great vocal standards and/or ballads that have been recorded by Webster many times and are thus associated with his particular style and name. Some of these songs like Stardust, How Long Has This Been Going On, Georgia and Our Love is Here to Stay, Over The Rainbow are Webster classics. One song - Burt Baccharach’s The Look of Love (which only appears on the audiophile vinyl LP and 24K Gold CD) is the audiophile Bonus Cut.
The recording was made on an ATR-100 tape machine with BASF-900 1/4’ high resolution tape running at 30ips. Only vintage microphones were used including the Neumann M-49 tube microphone set-up for Jacintha’s voice. The other microphones used (for the musicians) included Neumann M-50 and U-47. The recording and mastering cabling for this session was supplied by Audioquest (Lapis).
The CD was 24-bit mastered direct from the original masters by Bernie Grundman utilizing state of the art A-to-D including the Apogee UV-22 Super-Encoding systems.