As you entered the studio from the waiting
room, the piano was to the right.
It was a Knabe, something over 6 feet but I
don't remember the model. Knabe's were never my favourite
pianos, but I had a stock holder in the corporation (Evelyn
Brown) that worked for a large piano company. She was able
to get me a very good deal on the piano.
Being a keyboard player, I always thought the
piano played a little heavy, but I never heard any
complaints about it and It recorded very well.
I know Popcorn Wylie liked it and I seem to
remember talking to Johnny Griffin about it and he told me
he liked it.
next to it was some sort of Hammond, but not a B3. It was
always my intention to put a B3 in there (after all...it was
MY instrument of choice when I was still playing) but I
never was able to do it.
The doorway in the corner was an entry way to a storeroom.
It was there that the EMT echo unit was stored.
those of you that have never seen one...first let me
explain...EMT's were the Rolls Royce's of echo units
in those days. Very rich and full.....It resembled a large
wooden crate...approximately 5 feet tall...maybe 6 or 7 feet
long and about a foot wide. I think we also had a storage
for microphone cables in that room.
In the picture you can just see two of the four studio
monitors that are below the control room glass.
The light brown wood panel visible above the organ was a
microphone input bay that fed the console from the studio.
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