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Analogue tape offers the optimum opportunity to produce high definition masters of great sound. They were used to record famous albums that made the history of world discography, as this type of technology introduces artefacts and distortions that are pleasant and enhance the music.
A professional analogue tape recording adds just the right amount of Punch, Warmth, Fuzziness and Rounding Off.

"With reel-to-reel tape, the range of sound and the sense of width and depth of the soundstage are different. Noise is barely audible unless you try to hear it. The realistic sound provides very realistic dynamics. "
It's a sound you can hold in your hand but only with tapes copied directly from the original master tapes."


Reference Master Tape Copy numbered edition, in elegant Luxury Box with Velcro fastener, with CD and booklet.

Inside our Luxury Box you will find:

our LPR90 RTM tape with NAB metal flange and convenient tape stop bow to prevent the tape from unwinding from the reel.

certificate of authenticity

album cover in 25x25 format with photo inserts, on premium Fedrigoni paper - Splendorgel Extra White (FSC) grammage 160 grams

recording credits

qrcode to access the entire audio-video recording made at the Teatro degli Avvaloranti

label credits on premium Fedrigoni paper - Acquerello Avorio (FSC) grammage 240 grams

Cd with booklet


The alto and soprano saxophonist Paolo Recchia, for the fifth record release signed by the newly founded label Birdbox Records, presents himself with a quartet composed of superlative musicians now recognised by the jazz press and public: pianist Luca Mannutza, double bassist Giuseppe Romagnoli and drummer Nicola Angelucci."Imaginay place" welcomes the listener to an imaginary place, an imaginative space where the musical ideas of the band members intertwine and create a new common ground, combining traditional jazz with contemporary elements in a personal synthesis. It is a generous live album with a deep desire for mutual respect and shared love for this music at its core.The work consists of original material and standards from the jazz tradition. Some of these compositions belong to musicians who have had a direct influence on Paolo Recchia's playing and are a source of inspiration in terms of harmony, melody and rhythm.I would like to express my deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to- my wife Arianna for being at my side for the realisation of this work- to the incredible generosity and artistry of the musicians who joined me in this project- to the beautiful audio and video work of director and sound engineer Lorenzo Vella of Birdbox Records.


Paolo Recchia



Recorded at Teatro degli Avvaloranti - Città della Pieve (PG) Italy. September 7- 8th 2020 and mixed at Nightingale Studios, Palombara Sabina (RM) ℗© 2022 Birdbox Records s.r.l.

Paolo Recchia | IMAGINARY PLACE •Reference Master Tape Copy• + CD

SKU: BBR2023PR01RMT (Numbered Edition)
  • For these exclusive tape copies, Lorenzo Vella makes the analogue master, which is transferred to a STUDER A80 1/4, by AMPEX ATR102 1/2. The quarter-inch tape is then shipped together with a precious aluminium reel inside an elegant luxury box. We only use RecordingTheMasters tapes.

    Quality control on Sony AR5003V and Otari MX55 Tape Recorders

    Each customised handmade box contains a professional case, a graphic insert, a letter of thanks, a certificate of guarantee, a certificate of authenticity of pure analogue work, and each set is hand-numbered.

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