Big Band Christmas in June
Singer Steven Davis brought his big band chops to bear on an Xmas album this spring…and I helped.
Nothing like recording big bands in storied rooms. EastWest. Decca tree.
Just finished mixing and it’s not even July. Got my Christmas on early this year.
2015 Recording Industry Golf Tournament
Summer’s here and the time is right…for the Recording Industry Golf Tournament at MountainGate Country Club!
Teeing off this year Monday, June 29, the annual tourney raises money for the music and recording program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles. Partner-in-crime Al Schmitt and I are honorary chairs.
It’s a great cause featuring all kinds of music industry movers and shakers who will nonetheless be competing in vain as I plan to win.
Bessie and the Queen (Latifah, that is)
Had a gas working with Queen Latifah co-producing, recording and mixing the music and soundtrack album for HBO Film’s “Bessie”, which aired this spring.
Starring Dana/Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, the film got really nice reviews, which is especially cool since it brings deserved attention to such a hugely influential singer.
And working on those songs…