Bryan Bell (left) and Paul Stubblebine working double-duty
Producer/engineer Bryan Bell recently brought two album mastering projects to Paul Stubblebine Mastering & DVD in San Francisco, including the release Strange Angel from the group Baxter & Bell, which features such guests as Herbie Hancock, Steve Porcaro, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney, Branford Marsalis and Vicki Randle. The second came from new artist Tiba, who just finished his album Jukebox Baby for Fynsworth Alley Records.
Bell tracked Baxter & Bell's rhythm section at Falcon Studios in Portland, Maine; Roney and Carter recorded their parts at Avatar Studios (New York City). “Paul Stubblebine's skill and style lead you to make decisions that enhance the sound,” says Bell. “It was an educational experience. We literally A/B'd everything he tried and I liked every suggestion.”