NORTHEAST The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, featuring trombonist Slide Hampton, tracked at Bennett Studios (Englewood, NJ) with engineer Gary Chester at the board…Loho Studios (NYC) hosted Universal rock band Flaw, who were in tracking their spring release.


The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, featuring trombonist SlideHampton, tracked at Bennett Studios (Englewood, NJ) withengineer Gary Chester at the board…Loho Studios(NYC) hosted Universal rock band Flaw, who were in trackingtheir spring release. Producer David Bottrill, engineer BrianSperber and assistant Gus Oberg were on hand…Rock/hiphop talent Mos Def (with engineer Dylan Margerum) andBoston-based group Rubicon (with producer Mark Jordan)were at The Cutting Room (NYC) re-cording and mixing newreleases.


Chicago Recording Company (Chicago) engineers SteveWeeder and Stuart Hoverson took the CRC mobile unit out torecord Guster and Howie Day at the State Theatre(Portland, ME)…Castle Recording Studios (Franklin, TN)hosted rock band Seven Mary Three while they tracked theirlatest release, The Hi-Lo. Brian Paulson oversawproduction duties…Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen was inMillion Yen Studios (Chicago) to hone new material for theband.


San Francisco world music group Stellamara recorded at ElMundo Bueno Studios (San Francisco); co-owner/engineerWinter helm-ed the session…Mike Love recorded inhis studio, The Loveshack (Lake Tahoe, NV), for his spring 2004release, Mike Love, Not War. The recordings were engineered byTom Gordon and produced by Paul Fauerso…NettleinghamStudios' (Vancouver, WA) latest sessions included a compilation forDeep Elm records that featured Sounds Like Violence, Desert CitySoundtrack and Slowride; Kevin Nettleingham engineered.


Gospel group Caedmon's Call (Essential Records) was inSunrise Sound Studio (Houston) to track their upcoming release,Chronicles…SugarHill (Houston) hosted a series ofwinter sessions, including dates with Solange Knowles. EngineerJohn Griffin captured tracks for the follow-up to her debut,Solo Star. Also in at SugarHill was Austin's own SarahSharp, recording her first feature-length CD. Producer DanWorkman, engineer Steve Christensen and arranger KevinRyan headed production on the session.

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