Nov 1, 2007 12:00 PM, Compiled by Barbara Schultz
HANCOCK'S “RIVER” SESSIONS
ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS MITCHELL'S JAZZY SIDE
Herbie Hancock brought an all-star group to Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood) to work on his album River: The Joni Letters. Working with longtime Mitchell producer Larry Klein, Hancock's homage to Joni Mitchell includes performances by Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Vinnie Colaiuta. Guest vocalists on the album include Mitchell, Tina Turner, Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza and Leonard Cohen.
At Better Than Ezra's Fudge Recording Studios (New Orleans), Jack Miele and Ezra bassist Tom Drummond engineered the sophomore release from Sons of William. The producer was Kenny Corbett…Almost Blue began recording a second album at G&G Studios (Atlanta) with engineer Noel Goff…Tokyo Joe recorded basic tracks in Tree Sound (Atlanta) with producer Don Maracle, engineer Wyatt Oates and assistant Ryan Hobbs…Engineer Trevor Reddick worked on projects for Triumphant Quartet (produced by Jeff Stice), Matt Coleman and The Hussongs (produced by Shane Roarkl) in Audio Matters (Kodak, TN).
Bob Clearmountain mixed live Rolling Stones tracks for iTunes in Avatar's (NYC) Studio G with assistant Brian Montgomery. Neil Young recorded with the Young People's Chorus in Studio A with engineer/co-producer Niko Bolas and assistant Colin Suzuki; Madeleine Peyroux recorded a Billie Holiday tribute in Studio B with producer Larry Klein, engineer Montgomery and assistant David Tolomei; and Gonzalo Rubalcaba mixed an upcoming album in Studio B with engineer Jim Anderson, producer Ken Blaydow and assistant Montgomery…Tracks recently mixed at Chung King Studios (NYC) include “Hourglass” by David Gahan, mixed by Tony Hoffer with assistant Andy Marcinkowski; and “Graduation” by Kanye West, mixed by Andrew Dawson and Mike Dean with assistance from Marcinkowski…At Electric Lady Studios (NYC), the Mars Volta mixed a self-produced album with engineer Rich Costey; and producer/engineer Ray Bardani mixed the reissue of Elvis Presley's live Viva Las Vegas album…At Tapeworks Studio (Hartford, CT), producer John Colby and engineer John Holbrook and the studio's chief engineer, Bill Ahearn, mixed a new version of ESPN's Monday Night Football anthem “Are You Ready for Some Football.”
At The Terrarium (Minneapolis), Very Emergency recorded with producer/engineer Chris Kimsey and second engineer Dustin Miller. The album is the first to be made there on the Neve VR console that owner Jason Orris acquired from Grateful Dead Productions…Chester French recorded their first release for the new Star Trak record label at Burst Labs (Milwaukee, WI). Daniel Holter engineered, assisted by Belinda Dorn…Madrhymes is tracking and mixing an upcoming album with engineer/producer Brad McGrath at Brick City Sound (Chicago).
Radio Angel recorded material for their debut album at Studio 880 (Oakland, CA) with engineer Brad Kobylczak…At Mile High Music (Denver), producer Nathan Marschall and engineer Scott Griess recorded two songs with Barry Ebert…Also in Denver, Rudy's Studio hosted Majestic, who worked with producer Mark S. Berry and engineer/studio owner Mark Obermeyer…In Prairie Sun's (Cotati, CA) Studio B, the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer tracked with producer Tim Smolens and engineer Justin Phelps.
Lucinda Williams' contribution to the recent Fats Domino tribute album was recorded at The Village (L.A.) with engineer Erik Liljestrand and assistant Vanessa Parr. Also at The Village: Alanis Morissette with producer Guy Sigsworth, engineers Sean McGhee and Andy Page, and assistants Jared Nugent and Chris Owens…Post-punk quartet Junius spent more than a month at Henson Recording (Hollywood), tracking and mixing their next album with production team Tom Syrowski and Kevin Mills…Alternate Sound of Life tracked and mixed a new album at Veneto West (Culver City) with producer/engineer Ronan Chris Murphy and assistant Aaron Holmlund.
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