Englewood, NJ (February 1, 2006)–Bennett Studios’ South Room recently hosted Don Byron’s upcoming Junior Walker tribute project. The album, Do The Boomerang is due out on Blue Note in September of 2006, and was mixed at Bennett by engineer Brandon Mason, with producer Hans Wendl. Byron launched the new tribute group, featuring himself on tenor sax, Dean Bowman on vocals, guitarist David Gilmore, George Colligan on Hammond B3, bassist Brad Jones and drummer Rodney Holmes, in December of 2005 to record the new album.
Tony Bennett recorded a few songs at the studio with pianist Bill Charlap, with Dae Bennett engineering in the North Room. Headquarters Entertainment (Star Trak/Interscope) and Beast Music Productions recently locked out Bennett’s South Room for two months with artist Veneno, aka Jack Venom. Veneno tracked, mixed, and mastered his upcoming album in-house using everything Bennett Studios has to offer. Providing tracks for the project is some of rap/reggaeton’s biggest producers such as Scram Jones, SPK, Develop, Pharrell Williams, Nick Wiz, GM, Vin tha Chin, Cipher Sounds, DJ Clue, Domingo, Lofey and many more. Kool G Rap, Fabulous, LP, Tony Sunshine, John Doe, Holy, and Willie Haze contributed to the album with additional verses and hooks. Nick Wiz and in-house engineer Alessandro Perrotta are on the job handling the SSL 4000G.
And, Red Molly recorded “live” with an audience of 50 “in the Round” in Bennett’s North Room, while Dae Bennett multitracked the rehearsal and performance for release on CD. Pianist/composer Michael Wolff worked on the last two songs on his upcoming CD at Bennett, with Brian Dozoretz engineering on the Neve VR console.