New York, NY (July 19, 2006)–The new Sonny Rollins album, Sonny Please, was tracked and mastered at Avatar Studios. Produced by Clifton Anderson, who also plays trombone, the album was engineered by Rich Corsello with assistant Ross Peterson, and mastered by Avatar’s in-house mastering engineer, Fred Kevorkian.
Sonny Rollins’ band includes Bobby Broom on guitars, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Steve Jordan on drums and Kimati Dinizulu on percussions. Also, the new Muse album, Black Holes & Revelations, which was released last week, was tracked and mixed at Avatar Studios by engineer Rich Costey.
In other recent sessions, here’s what’s been going on, studio-by-studio, at Avatar:
The Neve 8068-equipped Studio A: David Foster was in with engineer Humberto Gatica doing additional recording with Peter Cincotti. Peter Doris served as Pro Tools operator/assistant engineer. Branford Marsalis was in recording for his Jazz Honors Series 2, with Rob Hunter engineering and Chad Lupo assisting. Joshua Redman recorded with engineer James Farber, assisted by Eddie Jackson. And, Neil Dorfsman recorded with producer/percussionist Mino Cinelu for an album by France’s Henri Salvador.
Studio B, equipped with an SSL 9000 J console: Engineer Jay Newland and producer Chiquito, overdubbing piano with Dr. John for Universal France artist Eddy Mitchell. Producer Tony Verderosa and engineer Christian “Wicked” Wicht stopped in to record overdubs and mix commercial spots for V8. Producer/engineer David Bendeth produced and mixed tracks for Virgin band Im A Robot. Chad Lupo assisted on all the above Studio B projects. Also in B, Chris Shaw mixed Vagrant Records artist John Ralston, with assistance from Eddie Jackson, and producer Sushi Kosugi and engineer Dave Darlington did mixes for Japanese artist KAT-TUN, with Anthony Ruotolo assisting.
The Neve VRP 72-equipped Studio C: Producer/musician Steven Bernstein recorded and mixed radio spots for Amstel Light. Avatar’s Anthony Ruotolo engineered assisted by Chad Lupo. NYC jazz/fusion guitarist Mike Moreno worked on an album to be recorded mixed and mastered at Avatar Studios. Ruotolo engineered assisted by Eddie Jackson. Producer Manfred Eicher recorded with John Abercrombie for ECM. James Farber engineered, assisted by Brian Montgomery. Guitarist Jakob Bro recorded a new album with Farber engineering and Jackson assisting, and bassist Kengo Nakamura recorded a new album, with engineer Joe Ferla, assisted by Brian Montgomery.
Studio G and the SSL 4000 G+: Rich Costey mixed tracks for Warner Bros band Mastodon, with assistance by Jim Keller. Costey also mixed tracks for Brand New’s upcoming Interscope album, with Keller assisting again.
Studio E–a Pro Tools Suite–hosted sessions for Bebel Gilberto, Counting Crows, Roberta Flack, Megan McCauley, and Amos Lee.
Kevorkian Mastering: Fred Kevorkian mastered songs for Rufus Wainwright and Gomez and albums by The X’s, Locksley and The Burns Sisters.