The recording was done in RCA's legendary Studio A in New York in order to capture all the clear, pure nuances of the two acoustic instruments. "We used only one mike and no amplifiers," Bucky explained. "John, my son, and I used old guitars like the ones they used to use in big bands instead of the seven string guitars that we usually use now. We made the album in the old fashioned way. We sat around the mike--the five of us: Johnny Frigo, my son John, Michael Moore or Ron Carter on bass, Butch Miles on drums and me--and we just played. There was no splicing. No earphones. It put everybody on a sharp edge to get it done right."