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You Gave Me The Gate

by THE BIG 8



This band did a lot of recordings at the ABC in the 80's and 90's. We had various guys arranging for the combo including a couple of the old ABC staff arrangers like Neil Thurgate, who did great work. Not sure who did this chart.
it's a solid combo that swings like crazy.

From Tony Baldwin:
"Recorded straight down to 2-track in Studio 211 in the old ABC Forbes St. building: The first take seems to be a run through. 
This is take 2
I don't remember the ABC engineer's name, but tech-guru Robert Parker was in attendance. 

From memory, the main mike was an AKG one-point stereo thing, with an
added spotter on Lynn, and maybe one on your amp, though I think you also had a DI feed direct into the desk. For horn solos we marked up the floor like a drama production, and the guys would take a step forward or back, as needed. There may be a tiny bit of added reverb too. Btw, I think the bone was Adrian Mears, but not sure.


released August 25, 2022
Tom Baker - trumpet
Paul Williams - tenor saxophone
Paul Furniss - alto
Adrian Mears - trombone
Tony Baldwin - piano
Ian Date - guitar
Don Heap - bass
Lyn Wallis - drums




Ian Date Australia

Professional guitar player since 1975. Still going. Based in Ireland since 2002. Based in OZ since 2022. Worked in theatre, festivals, radio, television, recording, production, publishing, soundtracks, writing.

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