George Walker Petit recently mixed sessions for jazz accordionist Victor Prieto at Manhattan Center Studios’ (New York City) Studio 4. From left: Halsey Quemere (assistant engineer), Petit and Victor Prieto
Bennett Studios' (NYC) Dae Bennett mixed stereo and 5.1 versions of Trey Anastasio's new DualDisc album. Meanwhile, Rob Thomas produced a track for Rusty Truck, and Vanguard Jazz Orchestra mixed their latest with engineer Gary Chester…Artist Susan Cagle and producer Jay Levine locked out Cutting Room's (NYC) Studio A, tracking with engineer Kyle Kelso…Avatar (NYC) welcomed Liz Wright, overdubbing with engineer Kevin Killen; the Avenue Q cast recording for the Wynn Las Vegas premiere with engineer Jason Stasium and producer Steve Oremus; Jim Campilongo overdubbing with producer Russ Titelman and engineer Anthony Ruotolo; producer Luke Gottwald tracking songs for Pink with engineer Ross Petersen and rapper Matisyahu overdubbing with producer Jimmy Douglas…Prior to their merge with Right Track, Sound on Sound's (NYC) longtime locale hosted 50 Cent, mixing his movie soundtrack with producer Sha Money XL and engineer Pat Viala; Labba mixed with Grown Men and Brian Stanley; Chico Hamilton tracked with engineer Chris Fasulo; Marcos Hernandez mixed with engineer Doug Wilson; Dr. John mixed several projects with engineer Ray Bardani; BIG recorded vocals with producer Sean C. and engineer Dave Hyman; and LL Cool J recorded vocals with Keezo Kane and Guru…Eddie Ojeda, lead guitarist from Twisted Sister, enlisted metal mayhem in NYC's Beatstreet Productions to record his first solo album. The all-star hard rock band included Ronnie James Dio, Dee Snider, Joe Lynn Turner, Rudy Sarzo and Joe Franco on drums. Franco and Ojeda produced the project; Nick Cipriano engineered.
Former Buddy Holly backup singer John Pickering contributed to songwriter Sonny West's new album, recorded at SugarHill Studios (Houston) with engineer Andy Bradley. Bradley then recorded Guitar Shorty's six-string for Calvin Owen's new album…Piety Street Studios' (New Orleans) Drew Vonderhaar and producers Mark Bingham and Doug Petty recorded New Orleans musicians Dr. Michael White and Kermit Ruffins for a Nonesuch Records Katrina benefit album…CakeMix Recording (Dallas) worked on the Monster Garage and American Chopper series for the Discovery Channel, as well as the new Sci-Fi Channel reality series, Master Blasters, for which they provided ISDN and voice-over services…Producer Manuel Seals and engineer Ralph Cacciurri wrapped up the Brooke Hogan (the daughter of Hulk Hogan) session at Doppler Studios (Atlanta)…Rob Tavaglione produced and engineered the forthcoming CD from Ultralush at Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC); he later engineered demos for bands Beautiful Evil and Full of Gravity…Nikolas Marzouca mixed the previously unheard Bob Marley song, “Slogans” (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar), for the new Marley singles collection in the Cabana at Circle House Studios (Miami).
From fear to faith: Fear Factory mixed their latest album at Skip Saylor Recording (L.A.) with producer/mixer Toby Wright, while Faith Evans mixed a new holiday album with co-producer Todd Russaw and engineer Jaymz Hardy Martin. Also at SSR, new Universal signees Astra Heights mixed their debut with producers Stacey Jones, Paul David Hager and Bill Lefler…Dwarf Village Studios (L.A.) had Tim Bomba come by to touch up final placement of songs for Crazy, a film inspired by the story of '50s/'60s Nashville guitar legend Hank Garland, executive produced by Steve Vai and former Guitar Center Inc. entrepreneur Ray Scherr.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for PDX artists Graham & The Crackers, Milepost Forty, Dave Stoops, The Rhythm Dogs, Panzergod, Silentist and Dan Gicker. He also tracked, mixed and mastered Alfredo Muro's new Brazilian music CD…The Samples finished tracking their upcoming release, Rehearsing for Life, with producer/engineer Matt Boudreau at Broken Radio Studios (Emeryville, CA). Mastering was handled by Michael Romanowski of Paul Stubblebine Mastering (S.F.).
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