Tori Amos stopped in at Indre Studios (Philadelphia) for an intimate taping of Live at the World Café, hosted by David Dye. She performed songs from her new record Strange Little Girls. The solo performance (just Amos and her piano) was engineered by Michael Comstock. Ani DiFranco also taped a Live at the World Café with Comstock at the faders. Squeezing the session in between two sold-out shows at Keswick theater, DiFranco ran through some songs from her new double album, Revelling/Reckoning…EMI recording artist Lucia Moniz recently spent two months recording her sophomore release at Studio Bopnique Musique (North Chelmsford, MA). Anthony J. Resta produced the project, Carl Nappa engineered and Matt Girard assisted…Mastering engineer Emily Lazar recently completed mastering the Destiny's Child Christmas album 8 Days of Christmas at The Lodge (NYC). The album is slated for release on Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records…Actor and comedian John Leguizamo was at Unique Studios (NYC) tracking and mixing for an upcoming album for RCA. Christian “Wicked” Wicht mixed on Studio C's SSL 9000 J. Philippe Saisse and Dennis Lambert produced the effort…Singer/songwriter Rebecca Fishel spent some time at Side Door Studio (Newark, DE) working on her debut album. The effort is being produced by Mario Padovani with Paul Janocha engineering…Producer/engineer Marty Frederickson (Mick Jagger, Aerosmith) and Shawn Colvin spent some time at Bias Recording (Springfield, VA) to work on a song for the Serendipity soundtrack. Erykah Badu was also at Bias working on a track for the Training Day soundtrack. None other than Dr. Dre himself was tapped to produce the effort, with Mike Griffith handling the engineering chores.
Seattle Disc Mastering (Seattle) was selected by local radio station KNDD 107.7 to master their compilation of on-air performances by a selection of the nation's top touring bands. End Sessions Vol. 3 contains songs by The Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, Green Day, Harvey Danger, Moby, Stabbing Westward, 311 and more. Arcola Records brought in rare recordings of blues artists Sunnyland Slim, Bukka White, Furry Lewis and Big Joe Williams for restoration and mastering. All projects were mastered by engineer Mark Guenther.
Eagle Eye Cherry and Jewel were both in at East Iris Studios (Nashville) working with producer/engineer John Kurzweg. Also inside Studio A, Billy Bob Thorton, co-producer Ricky Scruggs and engineer Ron “Snake” Reynolds were cutting some new tracks…Grammy-nominated engineer Bob Rosa was busy at Bogart Recording Studios (North Miami, FL) with producer Randy Cantor tracking with artist Alejandra Guzman and mixing for Susan Martin with producer Tony Bruno. Rosa also mixed several songs with producer Ernie Lake in Studio A for artist Quentin Elias and engineered vocal sessions for Island Def Jam artist Shawna…The Jazz Orchestra of the Delta were busy tracking and mixing at the University of Memphis' Studio B (Memphis). The project for Summit Records is a collection of Cole Porter tunes featuring Marvin Stamm on trumpet and vocalist Sandra Dudly. Jack Cooper produced the project with Jeff Cline engineering…Yolanda Adams and producer Kevin Bond were in at Doppler Studios (Atlanta) tracking vocals for a new release. Ralph Caciurri was in to engineer with assistant Roger Moody. Also at Doppler, producer Dallas Austin was laying down some strings for a new song by Pink. Granger Beem and Cacciuri engineered the sessions…A soon-to-be released Saturday Night Live 5-DVD box set, featuring musical performances and comedy sketches, was completed at Backstage Sound (Nashville). Glenn Rosenstein produced the music and audio, and a number of engineers from both Backstage and SNL worked on the project. Sister Hazel stepped into Rec Room Recording (Gainesville, FL) to begin pre-production on their next release. The band is producing the effort themselves. Ronny Cates (Creed, Less Than Jake) has been tapped to engineer.
Pimpadelic recently finished recording some new tracks with engineer Rick Rooney at Maximedia Recording Studios (Farmers Branch, TX). The new material is slated for release later this year on Tommy Boy Music. Also at Maximedia, artist Danny Wright finished some piano tracks that will be included in a benefit compilation for the survivors of the September 11th attacks…Airshow Mastering (Boulder) recently finished a stereo/5.1 SACD release for jazz singer Jacintha that is set for release on Groove Note Records. The project was handled by Airshow founder/chief engineer David Glasser.
Mariah Carey and Cher are both working on their upcoming singles at Enterprise Studios (Burbank). Both projects are being produced by David Foster and mixed by Brad Gilderman. Dionne Warwick is also working with producer, and son, Damon Elliot (Pink, Mya, Athena Cage), tracking vocals for an upcoming release…Following the trend, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have put together a live DVD/5.1 project. The mixing chores were handled at Cello Studios (Los Angleles) by mix engineer Ed Thacker and chief engineer Gary Myerberg.
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