Drew Zingg Debut Album Project
Drew Zingg's debut album.
With Vinnie Colaiuta, Will Lee, George Whitty and some others...like Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Monet Owens, Christine Lynch...
Anthony Wilson - "Elyria" from Campo Bello
Anthony Wilson's new recording ACampo Bello". I tracked this in Brazil a few months ago - it is a FANTASTIC record...congrats, AW !!!
Phil Palombi Trio
Fantastic new CD by Phil Palombi. A tribute album to Scott Lafaro...Phil is joined by Don Friedman and Elliot Zigmund. We recorded at Bennett Studios...and I mixed in my own mix room.
Piano great Jon Davis recorded an entire album of ballads...for solo piano. His touch is magnificent - and his sense of the journey through each song comes from years of playing with the greats of jazz...I had the pleasure of mixing this one.
Tri Fi...great Trio recording from September 2011 sessions at Bennett Studios...
Catarina Racha's (aka Catarina Dos Santos) new record...a fantastic debut. Catarina is a super percussionist, arranger and writer...and that wonderful voice is ALSO Catarina !! I really love the textures of this record...tracked in Angola and Portugal, Catarina asked me to mix and co-produce...and with the help of my main man, Kevin Porter, we did this over at the old Legacy Studios on west 38th Street...and by the way it was ALL mixed 'in the box'...just proves my point about e-mixing, right?
...at a background vocal session...
Robin has finished her debut CD as of a couple of weeks ago...so here' is a clip from it...this tune is entitled CHRISTMAS MOON...and so far has generated a great deal of interest - it is reminding people of the type of song that could well have been performed by Rosemary Clooney or Nat King Cole...a 'Christmas standard' it you will...band members include Will Galison, David Ratajczak, Wally Usiatynski, David Ambrosio, Jeremy Beck, and me...Kevin Porter and I mixed this - again over at Legacy Recording Studios...
A great fun project from a really special and talented writer and singer...Robin and I co-wrote some of the material on the record, Robin being also responsible for lyrics...great stuff, Rob ! I produced and engineered. Keep your eye on Robin !
Paul Carlon hits it hard...again !
Paul Carlon hits it hard again with ROOTS PROPAGANDA !!!
This is the second CD I have had the pleasure of tracking and mixing for Paul and his octet. The tracking was done here in NYC at Legacy and mixed in Sao Paulo, Brazil a few months back when Paul, Max and I were all there together.
The album is really killer. Paul is the leader, composer, arranger and a pretty scary sax/flute and m'bira player as well...he is really a tremendous musician.
Paul draws on his life-long love of jazz, latin and African music forms and of course, the blues...the band sounds 'like a band' on this record as well.
This one has been getting great reviews and recent airplay on NPR as well...please go to CDBaby and pick this one up !
Hey - check this out - I got the call from Amy Lennard to help mix her debut CD and three of my mixes appear on the CD...it's American rock & Roll, folks...no Jazz here. Amy is a remarkable writer and singer - her new band includes Tony Tino, Dan Vonnegut, Marc Shulman and Oz Noy...pretty tough to beat.
The music is real, honest and strong with a great lyric we can all identify with...
Thanks, Amy for the chance to work with you - I hope to again !
OK-OK's New Release...
OK-OK !! Now here's a cool recording...This is an 'alternative' jazz/avant group...I had the pleasure of mixing this some time back with the assistance of Yvan Bing over at The Cutting room.
I love this CD...does NOT fit into any of your pure genres...and perhaps that is what I dig so much. All great players in the band with temendous experience and training...and CHECK OUT Kyoko-san's lead vocal on this tune...and dig the processing !
These guys gave me carte blanche - a rare gift - and I had a blast mixing this music...please check it out, either here or on their website - and do buy the CD...it's a gas.
Eugenia, Me, Eduardo and Zeca at Na Cena last week...
This is my new friend - Eugenia. And here is an example of a pre-production piece we just completed in Brazil, at Na Cena studios. With Eduardo, her long-time producer and guitarist, the three of us have forged a strong team and are about to embark on a full CD project together, with Eduardo and I sharing the Producer's chair, me engineering and mixing. I am VERY impressed with Eugenia - her voice, her discerning choice of material and her energy. I am so pleased to be working together with Eugenia and Eduardo on this upcoming project. We will be tracking at Na cena in May or June - mix location TBA. Thanks, guys for the fun project !
Lalo's new recording, URBAN MYTHS
Lalo...just a tremendous vibes player and composer...and leader! I had the pleasure of engineering the tracking session for Lalo a couple of months back. I was really knocked out by the playing, the tunes, the vibe and above all, the wonderful communication and 'feeling' the players all had for each other and the music. Kevin Porter assisted, as per usual, Judson Produced (with Lalo of course), and the result is a GREAT CD...super music, and great sound. Many thanks to Lalo and Jud for the session - anytime, guys !
Musicians Max Pollak, Rob Jost, Kenny Rampton and Greg Patillo...and LALO !