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May 2007 Sessions at Avatar Studios - Mixonline

May 2007 Sessions at Avatar Studios

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From left: Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, producer Larry Klein, Herbie Hancock, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bass player Dave Holland, assistant engineer Brian Montgomery, engineer Helik Hadar, assistant engineer Justin Gerrish and guitarist Lionel Loueke

Herbie Hancock was in Avatar Studios’ (New York City) Studio A recording with producer Larry Klein and engineer Helik Hadar, assisted by Brian Montgomery and Justin Gerrish. Hancock’s band included Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Vinnie Colaiuta.

Producer David Kahne was also in Studio A with Regina Spektor. Avatar’s Brian Montgomery engineered, assisted by Gerrish. Producer Steve Lillywhite and engineer Steve Hardy worked in Studio A recording Razorlight for Mercury UK. Bryan Pugh and Rick Kwan assisted.

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BB King (left) and engineer Roy Hendrickson

BB King was in Studio C overdubbing vocals and guitar for an upcoming children’s book/CD. Sandra Boynton produced, Roy Hendrickson engineered and Chad Lupo assisted. Producer Tommy Henriksen and engineer Justin Cortelyou were in Studio G recording with the Audio Club; Pugh assisted. Producer Brendan O’Brien and engineer Nic Hard were in Studio G mixing tracks for The Bravery, assisted by Gerrish.

Director Jonathan Demme was in Studio C recording music for an upcoming Jimmy Carter documentary. The session was engineered by Gary Chester and assisted by Lupo and David Tolomei. James Farber was in Studio C mixing John Scofield’s upcoming release, assisted by Montgomery. The album was also tracked in Studio C.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba was tracking in Studio A recording with producer Ken Blaydow and engineer Jim Anderson, assisted by Montgomery. Engineer Niko Bolas was busy mixing tracks in Studio E for EA Sports’ Boogie Dance Game, produced by Darrell Brown and assisted by Eric Pfeifer.

Fred Kevorkian mastered a dance version of Maroon 5’s hit, “Makes Me Wonder.” Fred also mastered upcoming albums by Enon, Akron/Family and Beat Circus.

For more information, visit www.avatarstudios.net.