Joe Sample recently stopped in at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) to work with independent engineer Paul Mitchell. Sample was in to track material for his new band called Creole Joe. Staff engineers Steve Christensen and John Griffin were utilized as second engineers. Also at Sugarhill, Texas band Joseph Miranda & The Wildcatters were with engineer Christensen on a new CD entitled Straight Ahead. Miranda also produced the project. Guest musicians included saxophonist Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones), guitarist David Holt (Storyville), pianist Riley Osbourne and San Antonio's West Side Horns.
Producer/engineer Bob Power has been busy at Sony Music Studios (NYC), where he was producing and mixing Warner Bros.' artist Bonnie McKee.
Curb Records artist Presence recently finished mixing their next release with producer/engineer Michael Barbiero at Ardent Studios (Memphis, TN).
San Francisco act Ing recently completed a new full-length release at The Plant Studios (Sausalito, CA). The band shared production duties with engineer Justin Phelps. Andy Chapman worked as the pre-production engineer, and house engineer April Itzaina assisted the sessions.
Phil Collins teamed up with engineer Allen Sides and producer Rob Cavallo for his latest album, Testify. Much of the new record was cut at Record One Recording Studios (Los Angeles). Sides also remixed several classic Collins albums for possible 5.1 releases.
Sony Music Studios (NYC) has upgraded Studio B with the installation of an 84-channel Neve 88R analog console. The room will be available for surround mixing, music recording and feature film mixing…Last fall, Glenwood Place Studios (Burbank, CA) upgraded one of its rooms with the installation of a 68-channel custom Neve 8068 MKII. The board had received an extensive retrofit and will eventually be paired with a new Pro Tools|HD rig.
Please submit your sessions and studio news for “Coast to Coast” to Robert Hanson. Submissions can be sent via e-mail toRHanson@primediabusiness.com. Photo submissions (JPEG at 300 dpi) are always encouraged, and please include the name(s) of the artists, producers and engineers on the project, and the location of the studio.