In January we recorded a book on tape, "The Secret Game", for Hachette Publishing, with author Scott Ellsworth, produced by Fleet Cooper via skype. Amazing story, beautifully written, it should be out soon.
We had more jazz sessions last year, prompting us to finally build a piano isolation booth for the lovely Yamaha C-7. We started with a new years day session with Robert Hurst, Geri Allen and Karriem Riggins working on their D3 project.
Robert had tracked earlier with Marcus Belgrave as a guest on Alberto Nacif's latin Jazz project Aguanko, with Pepe Espnosa, Wesley and Rick Roe on Piano, Pat Prouty and Carlos Mena on Bass. and Alberto on Congas.
Nick Piunti finished up his new CD "Beyond the Static". Nick's last CD got great reviews and was on several "Best of 2013" lists, I have high hopes for this one too. Other projects finished up recently include: Yellow Room Gang, Blake Harrington, Donny Brown, Brandi Hart, Dan Kaplan. Dave Boutette, and Paul Vornhagen and Randy Tessier. We just mixed a live recording of Pete Siers trio with Dave Bennet and Tad Weed for a DVD. Rollie Tussing finished an all analog project, from the 1" 8 track to vinyl - mastered locally and fully analog by Chris Goosman.
Having finally recovered enough to get back to recording, Chris Buhalis made some headway on his CD, bringing in former Ann Arborite Jeff Plankenhorn to cut some guitars, including his own "Plank" electric dobro (http://empyrealinstruments.com). Annie and Rod Capps are back to work on a new project,