Okay, squeeze together. From left: saxophonist Wayne Shorter, producer Larry Klein, Hancock, drummer Vinny Colaiuta, stand-up bass player Dave Holland, assistant engineer Brian Montgomery, engineer Helik Hadar, assistant engineer Justin Gerrish and guitarist Lionel Loueke.
FIRST TIER JAZZERS AT AVATAR
Jazz keyboard/synth master Herbie Hancock did some tracking for an upcoming Verve release in Avatar Studio A (NYC) with producer Larry Klein. Helik Hadar engineered with assistants Brian Montgomery and Justin Gerrish.
Pop/R&B singer/songwriter Michael Warren was in Nashville finishing up tracks for a new CD, due out this month. Bass and drums were cut at Bletchley Park Studios; all other tracks were cut at producer Stephen Gause's home studio, Invertigo Productions. Gause produced and co-engineered with Jimmy Jernigan…Tim Carter is recording and mixing four tracks for Rounder Records artist Claire Lynch's next CD in his Treehouse Studio (Nashville)…At Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC), owner Rob Tavaglione engineered and produced new releases for Angwish and Jagfu.
Kurt Lundvall mastered Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety and Okeh Small Group Sessions at his Lundvall Mastering (Jersey City, NJ) studio. Other recent projects include Andrew Hill's Time Lines and Joe Lovano and Hank Jones' Kids: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola…B.B. King was in Avatar Studios (NYC) Studio C overdubbing vocals and guitar for an upcoming children's book/CD produced by author Sandra Boynton. Roy Hendrickson engineered, assisted by Chad Lupo. In Studio A, producer Steve Lillywhite and engineer Steve Hardy recorded Razorlight for Mercury UK. Bryan Pugh and Rick Kwan assisted.
Rockhouse Studio (Fort Worth, TX) hosted sessions for Earl Musick and Mark Merritt's upcoming fall release, which has the working title Woodshead'n. The artists are self-producing and engineering this all-acoustic roots album…At Linder Avenue Recording (Roselle, IL), percussionist Micah Holland tracked and mixed for a promotional project with engineer Dom Palmisano.
After performing at San Francisco's Warfield Theater, Regina Spektor spent the next day in Studio 880's (Oakland, CA) Studio C for a playback session. Also in 880, Flypside guitarist Dave Lopez and engineer Reto Peter tracked for Flypside's upcoming album, which is being produced by Akon…San Francisco Bay Area pop/rock artist Alex Karweit completed his debut album, Enemy, with producer/engineer Joey Muller at Icehouse Recording (San Rafael, CA). The project was mixed by Mark Needham at The Ballroom (L.A.) and mastered by John Greenham at Area 51 Mastering (Richmond, CA).
At Tempest Recording (Tempe, AZ), Clarke Rigsby is completing mixes for a Lissa Wales tribute CD. The project is being produced by Tesla drummer Troy Luccketta and features drummers such as Danny Seraphine (CTA), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) and Ian Wallace (King Crimson).
Westlake Recording Studios (L.A.) hosted numerous sessions this summer, including The Gospel Project with engineer Dave Way and producer Quincy Jones; Queen Latifah with producer James Toyser, engineer John Adams and assistant Antonio Resendiz; and engineer Dave Reitzas remixing Streisand Live for 5.1 surround. Westlake also reports that Grammy-winning producer Walter Afanasieff has made the newly renovated Production Room 1 his new base of operations for upcoming projects…Producer Tom Rothrock visited Precision Mastering (L.A.) in June to master James Blunt's upcoming album with engineer Don Tyler.
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