Far Cry Live at Studio M
In July 2000, we turned Studio M (Minnesota Public Radio's large recording room) into a hot jazz club for a couple of nights, as Beth recorded her debut CD 'Far Cry' to a cheering crowd. This idea first came up as we were searching for a recording environment that wouldn't compromise the spontaneity and rush of a live performance for a good sound quality. This method allowed both. 8 round tables accomodated 45 guests for each show. Good food and wine (in clinking glasses) managed to distract the guests from the occassional second take. In order to satisfy my 'arranger' needs, Beth allowed me to take this project through an extra step and enhance a few of the tunes with additional instrumental arrangements. The outcome speaks for itself. I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it. Adi Yeshaya, Producer BIOGRAPHY Beth started her professional singing career at the age of 17, when she left Minnesota to start performing at the Mt. Washington Hotel in New Hampshire. Consequently, she moved to nearby Boston, where she met her husband, Adi Yeshaya and attended Berklee College of Music. Later, they moved to Adi's home country of Israel. During the year and a half there, she performed in some of Tel Aviv's premier jazz clubs and worked as a session singer in many recordings. They finally settled in Minneapolis, where she worked as a session vocalist singing music for radio and television commercials. She also sang back up vocals on various recordings and was featured on two Compass Records releases 'Christmas Concert' and 'Nightsongs' (available at Target stores). Among her public appearances, she can be spotted in various jazz venues in the Twin Cities, including Dakota, Yvette and the Luxxeford. Some of her performances include singing back up vocals for disco diva Gloria Gaynor and being featured together with vocalists Debbie Duncan and Dennis Spears, fronting the Adi Yeshaya Big Band. She and her band also toured the San Juan Islands. Her long-awaited CD 'Far Cry' brings together some of the top names in the local scene as well as a few nationally known names, such as Jesse Levy (cello), Michael Baker (drums), as well as an appearance by the nationally acclaimed A Capella group Vox One. Beth's CD, 'Far Cry, live at Studio M' was recorded at Minnesota Public Radio's large recording room in front of a live audience. Producer/husband Adi Yeshaya then enhanced a few tracks with additional musicians.