Omaha Diner (Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte, Steven Bernstein, Skerik) 03/01/2013 Cutting Room, New York, NY
Schoeps mk5(On Stage DFC, cardioid, 100 degrees)/cmc6xt -> Sonosax SX-M2 -> Sound Devices 744T -> WAV (@ 24/96)
WAV -> SoundForge Pro 10.0c (fades; 96->44.1 resample with iZotope 64-Bit SRC at higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter; 24->16 bit dither using iZotope MBIT+ Dither with Ultra noise shaping, High dither settings) -> CDWav -> FLAC
Recorded, tracked and posted by Eric McRoberts
One Set Show:
02. Miss You (Rolling Stones)
03. Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
04. banter - all #1 hits all the time
05. Love Train (The O'Jays)
06. banter - 2 rehearsals
09. Jump (Van Halen)
10. One Bad Apple (The Osmands)
13. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (Hall & Oates)
14. Mama Told Me (Not to Come) (Randy Newman)
15. banter - band intros
16. Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Charlie Hunter - seven-string electric guitar
Bobby Previte - drums
Steven Bernstein - trumpets
Skerik - tenor saxophone
This show was billed as "Omaha Diner," Top 40 as you've never heard it before. All songs have touched, however briefly, #1
on the Top 40 pop chart. Four storied musicians attempting to re-define a format that forever perverted the way we experience music.
You may love Top 40 (doubtful), you may hate it (probable), you may not care about it at all (liar), but you cannot escape it.
Omaha Diner is many things: the world's definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012
Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music -
not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.
Sitting in a diner in Omaha, Nebraska in 1954, Todd Storz noticed that a teen-age waitress selected the same song on the jukebox over and over.
At that moment, Top 40 radio was born, joining the TV dinner, the Reuben sandwich, the bobby pin, the ski lift, and (some claim) fuzzy dice on
the list of famous and infamous inventions from the city that sits atop the Strategic Air Command.