Narada Michael Walden (left) recorded an upcoming self-produced release at Electric Lady Studios (NYC). Stephen George engineered the sessions, which featured guest vocals by Narada’s friend Sting (right).
Niko Marzouca mixed “Dance Dance” for Stephen Marley's upcoming album at Lion's Den Studio (Miami)…Willy Porter's upcoming album, Available Light, was mixed by Grammy-winner Neil Dorfsman at Saint Claire Recording (Lexington, KY). Producer/engineer Zach McNees was also in Saint Claire, tracking and mixing Boston band Worlds Collide…Kylesa was in Jam Room (Columbia, SC) recording and mixing their third full-length CD. Phillip Cope, the band's guitarist, produced the effort, to be released on Prosthetic Records, and Steve Slavich and Jay Matheson engineered.
Engineer Mike Bolenbach mixed the New Romantics' upcoming release in Full Well Recording Studio (Phoenix, AZ). The project is set to be mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering (Phoenix)…Abigail Williams were in SoundVision Recording (Mesa, AZ) tracking their first full-length CD for Candlelight Records with studio owner/engineer Michael Beck…At SugarHill Recording (Houston), Dan Workman produced blues/folk band Old Time Hammer; staffer Steve Christensen engineered and mixed…Nancy Matter of Moonlight Mastering (Austin) is working with TheMusic.com, mastering recordings of The Who's summer concerts…Australian rockers Wolfmother recorded a live six-song set (to be released on iTunes) at Studio at the Palms (Las Vegas) with recording/mixing engineer Ed Cherney…Pop rock band Lemon Avenue are tracking at County Guitars & Recording (Grandview, TX) with producer/engineer Joe Brooklyn.
Engineer Neil Dorfsman recorded producer/percussionist Mino Cinelu in Avatar's (NYC) Studio A for an album by Henri Salvador; Anthony Ruotolo assisted. In Studio C, bass player Kengo Nakamura recorded a new album with engineer Joe Ferla and assistant Brian Montgomery. In the Pro Tools — based Studio E, Montgomery edited a new Jerry Barnes — produced recording by Roberta Flack…At StarCity Recording (Bethlehem, PA), musician/producer Eric Doney is tracking Giants at Work, a DVD featuring the jazz music of Phil Woods. On hand for the sessions were StarCity engineers Jeff Glixman and Carl Cadden-James…The Harlem Project was in Excello Recording (Brooklyn, NY) tracking with producer Aaron Levinson and engineer Hugh Pool…At Loho Studios (NYC), Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs did a session for UGO.com. Joe Hogan engineered and Dan Hewitt assisted. Also at Loho, Calla recorded an upcoming album with engineer Hewitt and assistant Patrick Billard; and Ilhan Ersahin produced Karina Zeviani's new album for Nublu Records. Gus Oberg engineered and Ari Halbert assisted…Mary Weiss, lead singer of the original Shangri-las, has a new recording deal with Norton Records and is making an album in Coyote Recording Studios (Brooklyn, NY). The album is co-produced by Billy Miller and Greg Cartwright, with Michael Caiati engineering and Andrew Gearhart assisting…In his Bopnique Studio (Boston), producer/engineer/musician Anthony Resta hosted Perry Farrell, who was recording tracks for an upcoming solo album.
Bilingual Knife is mixing and mastering their self-titled CD at their private studio in Romulus, MI.
At Level 14 Studio (Denver), Stewart Erlich's Wadirum tracked their sophomore release with engineer/producer/studio owner Chris Boggs…Guitarist Robb Howell (a former member of Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's BWB band) built a new recording facility in Boise, ID. The 15×12-foot mixing suite is based around a Tascam SX-1, and at press time, Howell was using the studio to score a new film, Throbbing Springs, to be released at Sundance this month.
The Dixie Chicks' smash Columbia album, Taking the Long Way, was written and recorded over the course of a year in Studio A at The Village (West L.A.) with producer Rick Rubin. Jim Scott and Chris Testa engineered, and Vanessa Parr and Jason Wormer assisted…At Rolltop Studio (San Diego), musician/composer Tim Coffman and engineer Micajah Ryan are mixing an album of Hawaiian music titled The Rhythm of Paradise…Wolfmother's six-song set (see Southwest, above) was mastered for iTunes by Stephen Marsh at Threshold Mastering (West Los Angeles). Also mastered by Marsh at Threshold: a Los Lobos concert DVD produced by Larry Shapiro.
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