Mixed Message

Sorry not to have posted anything yesterday; I spent the whole day in the ‘B’ room at Avatar Studios, doing some mixing with my old pal, guitarist Steve Khan. We were mixing two takes that didn’t make it onto last year’s album The Green Field (which featured Jack deJohnette, John Patitucci, and Manola Badrena). At the tracking dates, back in May of 2005, we wound up recording more material than would fit on a CD, so the two songs we mixed yesterday – Henry Mancini’s Dreamsville and McCoy Tyner’s Blues for Ball – will just have to wait till next time around.

Studio B is a nice little room, with a cozy live area that’s just right for a small rhythm section (among others, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards recorded a string of hits in there, back in the 80’s) and an expansive Solid State Logic 9000 series console.

I was a staff engineer there from 1979 until 1987, back when the place was called Power Station, so I always feel right at home.

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