"The old records I love most were recorded live," says Laith Al-Saadi.
From the September, 2014 issue
Blues and jazz are built upon the give-and-take of improvisational interplay between musicians. The best way to capture that feeling is to bring players together, set up microphones, and record the piece just as they perform it. In commercial music, digital manipulation has largely replaced that traditional process--but Al-Saadi, the brilliant local singer,