Archive for February 2019

2018 Grammys (February 2019)

Happy to say that the Steve Gadd Band record from last year won the “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” Grammy this week! This is amazingly Steve’s first Grammy with his name on it!

Happy to have been there for it. More info here

Also at this year’s Grammys Randy Waldman won for “Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals” for his arrangement of the Spiderman Theme on his “Superheroes” CD – I was fortunate enough to have mastered it for Randy.

Planet D’earth!

Planet D'earth Cover

This has been in heavy rotation in my car the last couple weeks since it released – really nice project from Kait Dunton featuring John D’earth on trumpet, the fab Dane Alderson on bass, Bob Mintzer on sax, Jake Reed on drums, Kait on piano and keys and a brief appearance by the redoubtable Andrew Synowiec. As always, some wonderful compositions from Kait, and the whole band sounds terrific. Really nice meeting John on this one!

We tracked this at the wonderful Sphere Studios in Burbank. Hardly any pics from this session, but enjoy the music!

More info from Kait here.

The Orville Soundtrack

This dropped a few weeks ago; excerpts from the soundtrack for Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi show The Orville. Some great stuff here from Joel McNeely, John Debney, Bruce Broughton, and Andrew Cottee.

2 1/2 hours of extremely high craft on display here!  I worked on about 1/3rd of these – they were FUN sessions, with Joel’s beautiful writing and conducting. We recorded at Fox’s Newman Stage with 70 to 80 of LA’s finest on every session. On the cues I worked on there was essentially no striping or overdubbing, just a huge orchestra sounding *wonderful*.

Check it out here.