Producer's Desk: Tucker Martine

Jun 1, 2012, By Blair Jackson

Over the past 15 years, Tucker Martine has slowly but surely built a reputation as one of the most interesting and inventive producer/engineers in music—one who seeks out adventurous and innovative artists, loves to experiment in the studio with electronics and unusual sonic textures, and works easily in a wide variety of musical styles. His extensive credit list is littered with spectacularly idiosyncratic talents....

Joe Jackson Takes On Duke Ellington

Jun 1, 2012, By Blair Jackson

Duke Ellington was among the most eclectic composers of the 20th century, so it makes sense that Joe Jackson’s new tribute, The Duke (June 26, Razor & Tie), is a stunningly varied, genre-hopping collection. ...

LP at EastWest Studios

May 1, 2012, By Bud Scoppa

Standing on a stage surrounded by her band in the packed tracking room of Hollywood’s EastWest Studios, LP looks like she’s just stepped out of a scene in Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan fantasia, I’m Not There, as one of the film’s multiple Dylans. A mop of Dionysian curls, a la the inscrutable figure on the cover of Blonde on Blonde, nearly hides her face, and her slender frame is encased in a snug black jacket and pants....

Tom Tucker, Minneapolis Recording Legend, 63

Apr 1, 2012, By Owen Sartori

Renowned recording engineer and educator Tom Tucker, who worked on best-selling records with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Prince, Johnny Lang and Soul Asylum, died unexpectedly on March 1, 2012, at the age of 63....

Classic Tracks: Randy Travis "Forever and Ever, Amen"

Mar 26, 2012, By Alison Richter

Before signing with Warner Bros. Records Nashville, Randy Travis spent a decade looking for a recording contract, and being rejected by everyone. In 1985, when engineer/producer Kyle Lehning first heard the artist then using the stage name “Randy Ray,” Travis was working as the catfish cook at the Nashville Palace; he would perform short sets when he could take a break from his shift in the kitchen. ...

Mix Interview: Producer/Engineer Joe Chiccarelli

Mar 1, 2012, By Blair Jackson

Chances are, if you checked in on what Joe Chiccarelli was up to in almost any month dating back to the dawn of the ’80s, you would have found him involved in some interesting recording project. What a career! The producer/engineer/mixer has weathered the fads and fluctuations of both the music business and the recording industry with hard work, grace and good humor......

Carolina Chocolate Drops 'Leaving Eden'

Mar 1, 2012, By Barbara Schultz

Twenty-first-century string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops—Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson—first connected through a Yahoo! group called Black Banjo: Then and Now (BBTN). Their shared love for old-time music spurred them to seek out living legacies like Joe Thompson, who was in his 80s when he and the trio became acquainted....

Jazz Artists Put Their Spin on Disney

Mar 1, 2012, By Blair Jackson

Musicians have been interpreting songs from Disney films forever, but the recent Everybody Wants to Be A Cat: Disney Jazz Volume 1 is the hippest to come out in a while, blending old and newer songs, young and veteran players. ...

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