John Vanderslice

Record Producer, Musician

John Vanderslice is an acclaimed record producer, songwriter and musician. He established the San Francisco-based studio Tiny Telephone in 1997 and has produced albums by Spoon, The Mountain Goats and many more.  He is also well known as a solo artist and has released nine studio albums to date.  After issuing his recordings through Barsuk Records and Dead Oceans, John self-released his latest album Dagger Beach in 2013.  It was pressed by the esteemed vinyl pressing plant QRP on 200g vinyl in a limited gatefold edition.  He and his band simultaneously released a complete cover version of David Bowie's 1974 album Diamond Dogs as well.  In addition to the original location, Vanderslice recently expanded his studio operations with the new facility Tiny Telephone Oakland, his largest recording studio to date.  He most recently produced, engineered and mixed the 2016 album Standards by Into It. Over It. which was released by Triple Crown Records.  This is John's Fidelity High:  Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Paul Chambers & Freddie Hubbard // The Blues And The Abstract Truth // Impulse! // 1961.  John says, "Engineered by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder two years after he quit his day job as an optometrist. This is a stellar and very crafty recording, at first listen it seems like simple, no frills RVG. But the imaging, the bold level choices (Eric Dolphy seems to rampage over the quintet in Teenie'e Blues), and the overall fidelity are simply stunning. RVG was still on a learning curve, check out his 1963 recording of Grant Green's Idle Moments, it is insanely good and quite a leap. But BATAT is a very very perfect record.  

I highly recommend getting the Analogue Productions 200g 2x45rpm pressing. All of their Impulse reissues are essential."