I found an old copy of part of the rehearsal of that big band session... sounds quite a bit fuzzy, probably because it was captured via the analog input of a laptop from the 2-track sometime around 2000.
Things are still off-balance but you can get an idea of 'the sound' even with the horrible laptop audio.
I hope the link works...
Well, the place is still there and besides of having no recording gear it looks pretty much the same.
I visited only once after the burglary, I felt so bad I didn't want to take a second look at the emptiness of the CR. It was a not-for-profit endeavor, we used to record artists who couldn't afford a 'proper' studio and whom the owner thought that deserved a hand. He was a Jazz fan so we did a lot of that... we had some interesting musos in there: Edsel Gomez, Moacyr Peixoto, Lito Robledo, Jorge Oscar, Aluizio Pontes, Toninho Pinheiro, and more people from the golden years of Bossa Nova than I can remember.
We also did some Dixieland albums :)
The piano is a Yamaha G2J, the drums are Pearl Maxwin from the 1960s and the upright bass in the picture is a Karl Höfner.
Nothing too fancy but gets the job done for Jazz and Bossa Nova.