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2011 was a productive year with some of the best music we have had a chance to work on here at NRS.
Polish superstar, Anna Maria Jopek came all the way from Poland to work with Scott on her latest CD. “Sobremesa”, a collection of songs that explores the music of the Portuguese and Lusophone cultures. The recording features many amazing musicians as well as a full orchestra. Many guest vocalists also appear including Ivan Lins, Tito Paris, Paulo DeCarvalho and Sara Tavares Released by Universal Records it was immediately certified gold and remains a top 10 CD on the Polish charts since it’s release in November 2011.
Scott had the great opportunity this year of recording, mixing and mastering the new CD “Roy-Alty” by Roy Haynes. Roy is one of the most respected drummers in jazz, he has played with everyone from Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, to John McLaughlin and Chick Corea. We did tracking at Skyline in NYC for Logistic reasons and edited mixed and mastered back here at NRS. On this project Roy augments his regular Fountain of Youth Quartet, Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone; Martin Bejerano on piano and David Wong on bass with special guest appearances by pianist Chick Corea and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Special thanks to Doug Yoel for putting this project together and steering the ship!
“The sound quality, the tracks chosen, and the magnificent soloing all combine to make this a masterpiece issue.” - Simon Jay Harper, JazzTimes
Further Explorations on Concord Jazz, is the latest project from Chick Corea,Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian. This is a live album edited from 24 sets that were recorded over a two week time period at New York’s Blue Note in 2010. In addition to working with Chick on Roy’s record we also had the opportunity to work on this trio project which turned out to be Paul Motian’s final recording, he passed on in Nov 2011 at age 80. This CD is a tribute to the music of Bill Evans and we worked on mixes for this project as well as “Waltz for Debbie” a track included on the Japanese release, “Pianist”, a tribute to Bill Evans which features many notable jazz players.
Friend and Hudson Valley neighbor Michael Franks was back in to record another chart topping contemporary jazz CD. “Time Together” on Shanachie is his first since 2006’s “Rendevous in Rio” and includes production and playing by some of the best in the business. Producers this timeinclude Charles Blenzig, Gil Goldstein, Chuck Loeb, Marc Egan and Scott Petito who also served as executive producer. Eric Marienthal makes an appearance on sax, as well as Mike Mainieri on vibes and the return of Brazillian guitarist Romero Lubambo.
“The sound is flawless! A personal record that has depth and character and just the right amount of musical whimsy to keep things light, this release is pure genius. A musical journey for the mind as well as for the ears. It just does not get much better than this!” - criticaljazz.com
Back in 1998 Mercury Rev released their lush Hudson Valley themed cinematic soundscape “Deserter’s Songs”. New Music Express named this Gold record, album of the year and many still consider this to be their finest recording. 13 years later Mercury Rev decided to honor this ground breaking recording by re-visiting it and offering up a re-mixed and re-mastered “Deserter’s Songs [Deluxe Edition]” V2/Fontana/Cooperative; 2011. This Deluxe version contains a second CD with13 extra tracks of demos and Tascam 8 track reel to reel mixes. They also had us mix an instrumental version of this seminal album, that is also available for die hard fans who wanted it sans vocals. Scott helped remix and remastered the collection.
“The official remaster of Deserter's Songs is AWESOME. Even if you already own the record the re-mastering job is good enough to warrant a new purchase.” - Amazon review
Judge ‘Lucky’ Peterson has lived and played a lifetime’s worth of music since releasing his first single in 1969 at the age of 5. , On “You Can Always Turn Around” produced by Doug Yoel for Dreyfus Record, Lucky makes a most joyful noise with the help of a stellar band. Larry Campbell (Levon Helm) on Guitars Mando and Steel, Scott Petito on bass,( Scott also recorded Mixed and Mastered the cd), Gary Burke on drums and Lucky’s wife Tamara Peterson on backing vocals rounds out the group. The recording sounds classic and timeless yet fresh and contemporary and all uniquely his. Winner of Blues Album of The Year - 2010 Grand Prix du Disque in France
"One of the best blues records of the year" - DAILY NEWS (Pittsburgh Metro)
Darius Brubeck was in to re-mix and master “Brubecks play Brubeck”, a mix of various live performances throughout England featuring the repertoire and rhythms of the famous Dave Brubeck Quartet. The musicians on this recording are Darius on piano, Chris Brubeck on bass & trombone, Dan Brubeck on drums and Dave O’Higgins on saxophones.
Chris Brubeck has also been busy as ever completing 2 orchestral projects. Chris was in doing some re-editing and mixing on his “Ansel Adams; America” project. Composed by Chris and his father Dave Brubeck this is a symphonic tribute saluting one of America’s most cherished artists. The 22 minute, one-movement piece, fully integrates sweeping melodies with 102 striking images of or by Ansel and is the first time that permission has been given to allow his masterful photographs to be used in a concert setting.
Chris was also in mixing and putting the final touches on the next “Triple Play” project. This band is a blues/Jazz/Rock combo comprised of Chris on bass, trombone and piano, guitarist Joel Brown and multi-instrumentalist Peter ‘Madcat’ Ruth. Recorded live in Singapore with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, this disc is set for a late 2012 release.
And finally a new Brubeck Brothers Quartet CD, featuring Chris on bass & trombone, Dan Brubeck on Drums, Mike DeMicco on guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano will be out this summer.
Continuing his prolific recording career, John Esposito has released several stunning new releases on his Sunjump label. “Tahrir” (Liberation) was recorded, mixed and mastered with at NRS and is the second release of experimental jazz compositions from the trio of Jeff Marx, Jeff Siegel and John Esposito.
John is also a member of the Mitch Kessler Quartet “Der Erlkönig”. This recording features 8 new Kessler compositions which are drawn from his arsenal of Post Dolphy/Coltrane, Free Jazz, Early 20th Century German Expressionism and the Blues. The band is comprised of Mitch on flute, soprano, alto & tenor saxes, John on piano, Ira Coleman on bass and Peter O’Brien on drums.
Another interesting project, that John brought in is titled “Playing with Parkinson’s”. This feature length documentary (still in progress) is about jazz guitarist Sangeeta Michael Berardi whose former virtuosity was diminished by the onset of Parkinson’s disease. We had a very full studio of wonderful musicians all lending their musical as well as spiritual support to Sangeeta as award winning filmmaker, Burrill Crohn filmed the recording process after Sangeeta’s 11 year absence from working in a recording studio. This promises to be a very uplifting film about transcendence and the strength and depth of the human spirit.
L’Image, the jazz supergroup comprised of Steve Gadd, Warren Bernhardt, Mike Mainieri, David Spinozza and Tony Levin have completed their followup to “2.0” entitled “Now”, which was Co-Produced by Scott Petito and L'image. This CD contains 11 original and very captivating compositions. An incredible band and an equally incredible CD that is set for formal release before the end of this year. If you just can’t wait visit http://papabear.com/store/store.html to see if you can grab a copy of this special collector's limited pre-release version!
Another new Jazz project is Albany area saxophonist, composer and educator, Keith Pray’s “Confluence”. Featuring Chuck D’Aloia, Peter Tomlinson, Lou Pappas and Jeff “Siege” Siegel the CD will be available April 1st 2012 on the ARC label.
Jeff Siegel also recorded new compositions with Esa Pietila a great finnish saxophonist, Drum and Sax duets from a couple of master musicians to be mixed later this year!
In a final bit of 2012 Jazz news, there were several tracking sessions for Scott Petito’s new CD which will feature Scott on bass supported by a number of other talented musicians performing his original compositions. Scott had many requests for a follow up to his successful ambient solo bass record “Sbass Music” but on this record, Scott has decided to go back to his jazz roots and use his arranging skills to flesh out more complicated pieces. So far some of his guests have included, Jack DeJohnette, David Sancious, Mike Mainieri,David Spinozza and Jerry Marotta, with still more collaborations to come.
Award winning and much loved Boston area singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot has released her latest and greatest studio recording, “New Siberia”. This CD was produced by Richard Shindell, who also lends a hand on guitar and vocals. other contributers to this record include Scott Petito, Ben Wittman, Marc Shulman, Tim O'Brien, John Gorka, Lincoln Schleifer and many more.
Ancient Irish harpers believed that certain melodies could induce powerful states of sleep. They called these melodies 'suantraí' or 'songs of sleep.' On her latest enchanting and etherial release “Close Your Eyes, Love”, Irish harpist and singer Áine Minogue revives this ancient art form to create a modern day assist for relaxation and sleep. From an ancient Celtic wellspring, lullabies of old for modern day relaxation. “....a balm for our times” - Boston Globe
Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson was in with a stellar group of musicians to record her latest CD titled, Con Brio! Pete Levin served as producer and keyboardist. For this exciting recording, Ali reunited the legendary rhythm section from the original Pat Metheny group with Danny Gottlieb on drums and Mark Egan on Bass. Rounding out the group was vibraphonist Mike Mainieri and guitarist Mike DeMicco. Scott Petito recorded and mixed the project, a great CD of contemporary jazz.
And last but far from least is a CD that missed out on being included in our last newletter....
Several years in the making, counter-culture icons, The Fugs, released “Be Free, The Fugs Final CD [Part 2]”which is a rich and rewarding album destined to be considered one of their best. From the opening psych-rocker “Be Free” (written in the studio by the group — it ‘passes the baton’ with its mantra “we are all Fugs now”), to Tuli Kupferberg’s transcendent, chill-inducing closer “Greenwich Village of My Dreams”. This recording delivers 14 tracks of pure sonic joy, brilliant new songs with impeccable performances and production. Featuring the band’s 25-year-strong lineup of Steve Taylor (former musical collaborator with Allen Ginsberg) on guitar and vocals, Coby Batty on drums and vocals, and co-producer Scott Petito on bass and keyboards – this is a monumental recording of two great American poets and songwriters: Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. Tuli’s fragile health prevented him from joining the band in the studio so his vocals were recorded with remote equipment at his Manhattan home. This CD was released just prior to Tuli’s death at 86 in July of 2010.
“An extraordinary last bow” raves Michael Simmons of the Huffington Post.
Archives of Past Sessions and Recordings
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The best band you've never heard!
In the late 70's future studio superstars, Mike Mainieri, Steve Gadd, Warren Bernhardt, David Spinozza and Tony Levin formed the fusion group L'Image in Woodstock New York. The legendary band performed very few shows before going their separate ways. Collectively the members have appeared on the bulk of the pop music created in the 80's and 90's. Last month they reuinited to do their first ever recording together here at NRS Recording.
Steve Gadd & Scott during playback
L'Image out in the studio garden
The Fugs music was recently featured in the latest Coen Brothers film, "Burn After Reading". Tuli Kupferberg's iconic anthem, "C.I.A. Man" plays over the closing credits. Performing on this version of the cult classic tune are Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Steven Taylor, Coby Batty and Scott Petito.
Mixing the Trio with John Patitucci on our Icon D-Command Console
Danilo Perez - Recording "Music We Are"
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Another Busy Year At NRS Recording Studio!
Some Sessions of note....
Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci and Danilo Perez were in the studio to record their first CD together. The All Star Trio, recorded a set of mostly new original tunes for the project. John and Danilo were between stops as members of the Wayne Shorter Band. We will be mixing later this summer and expect a 2009 release. Scott tracked the session and a video documentary of the project was shot for future editing and release.
The Brubeck Brothers - Classified featuring The Imani Winds released on Koch International. Our old Friends Chris and Dan Brubeck were in to record an ambitious Project that included a Suite for Woodwinds and Jazz Quartet. The Imani Winds, joined the Brubecks with Mike Demicco on Guitar and Chuck Lamb on Keys for this recording which was produced by Chris & Dan Brubeck, Mike DeMicco and Scott Petito.
Áine Minogue - Celtic Pilgrimage released on Sounds True. The latest CD from The gifted Harpist and Singer Aine Minogue was produced by Scott Petito. Celtic Pilgrimage features Cellist Eugene Friesen, from the Paul Winter Consort (Congratulations Eugene on this Year’s Grammy!) Also on this recording are Percussionist, Chris Carey, Steve Gorn on Bansuri Flutes, Throat Singer, Baird Hersey, Vocalists, Leslie Ritter and Beth Reineke and Scott Petito on Bass, Guitars and Keyboards. The Album is a Sonic Pilgrimage, a true fusion of world music styles. As of this writing the CD was climbing up to the top of the NAR radio charts.
Scott, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Perez ~ Click Pic to see a clip from session on Youtube!
Mercury Rev Session - Jonathan, Grasshopper, Beth, Marc Shulman, Jeff Mercel
Blue Note recoding artist Don Byron visited the studio to track Clarinet and various Saxophones for Guitarist Greg Chako’s album which also featured Delfeayo Marsalis on Trombone. Don also worked on a very hip soundtrack for a Norwegian art installation, performing on all instruments.
Christian Sands - Risin' Is the latest offering by this jazz piano phenom. The album features Miles Davis alumni Bill Evans on Saxophone. Scott Petito mixed this recording and Dr. Billy Taylor served as executive producer. Though still a teenager, Christian has already been performing at major venues along side jazz legends for years and we expect to be hearing a lot more from this ‘Risin’ star!
The Christine Spero Group released their latest Brazillian / jazz flavored CD, My Spanish Dream on The Collective Works label. This recording is getting rave reviews and has been featured on SmoothJazz.com. Christine offers up dynamic vocals and dazzling Piano work on her spirited compositions. Spero is brilliantly supported by Elliot Spero on Sax and Percussion with Mike Woinoski on Bass and Jody Sumber on Drums.
Scott with Don Byron
Legendary Percussionist Lenny Castro (Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones to name only a few) was in adding percussion overdubs for the first Kilimanjaro recording in 25 years!
Scott has begun working on the follow-up recording to his very popular ambient solo bass effort "Sbass Music". The new disc will feature some high profile guest artists and a more expansive sonic palate.
"Sbass Music which is a solo venture is Scott's first foray into the world of ambient sound design, He uses the electric bass guitar to conjure up otherworldly sounds and harmonies that leave listeners in awe. 'Sbass' is perhaps the leading ambient release of the year. Smoothly mixing in with established ambient artists such as Steve Roach, Robert Rich, and Jeff Pearce. Scott Petito's Sbass offers more of that evocative soothing searching harmonic beauty we find only in a handful of musicians on this planet. To create such delicate and drifting works that keep reeling the listener in takes a special performer who immerses themselves in the moment of sonic beauty." - John Pemble KTPR / WOI Program Producer
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One from The Vault - "Spaces" Circa 1977
Another Busy Year At NRS Recording Studio! Some Sessions of note.... 2006/2007
Aine Minogue Released her haunting "Celtic Lamentations" on the Sounds True label. Produced by Scott Petito, he also plays bass and guitar as well as arranged a number of the compositions on this disc. Joanie Madden, leader of the well know Celtic group Cherish the Ladies added whistles to the project. Eugene Friesen from the Paul Winter Consort added his beautiful cello parts, while Baird Hersey contributed his ethereal overtone singing. This record was voted best Celtic CD by NAR Magazine, was a top 5 album pick on the syndicated radio program Echoes and was featured on NPR's Sound and Spirit.
Jazz vocalist Michael Franks recorded his latest album "Rendezvous in Rio" at NRS. The CD was released internationally by Koch and Columbia/Japan. The album features a number of producers who also perform on this recording including Charles Blenzig, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Lorber, Scott Petito and Chuck Loeb. As always with a Michael Franks record it features many great players including Vinnie Colaiuta, Eric Marienthal, Cafe, Chris Hunter and many more. "ADLIB Magazine", the premier music magazine of Japan, has selected "Rendezvous in Rio" as the best international popular album in Japan for 2006. This album has enjoyed over 25 weeks at the top of the jazz radio charts.
Anne Hills has released her highly acclaimed CD, "Beauty Attends: The Heartsongs of Opal Whiteley" on the Collective Works Label. This project is a is a collection of acoustic chamber folk-art songs with lyrics taken from the nature diary of Opal Whiteley, a 6-year-old savant. Opal's writings were set to music by legendary songwriter Michael Smith (The Dutchman, Spoonriver). The album was arranged and produced by Scott Petito and expressively sung by Anne Hills. Other musicians performing on this recording include:Eugene Freisen:cello, Barbara Rizek:flute, Ann Churukian:oboe & english horn, Peter Davis:clarinet, Peter Vitalone:piano and Monty Van Pelt:bassoon.
Kat Mills’ “Two” the Soulful, folk- rockin' follow up to her acclaimed debut, "Long Time", was also released on Collective Works. This record features a steller cast of musicians including Jerry Marotta (Island of Men) on percussion, Marc Shulman (Suzanne Vega) - guitar design, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) -guitar, violin and mandolin. Scott Petito on production and bass...good pastries, groovy people...a lovely time was had by all!
Composer and pianist Craig Urquhart and Tenor Michael Slattery Released their New CD "Secret and Divine Signs". This recording contains lyrical songs and beautiful piano music set to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and others. Five star reviews were received from both BBC Music Magazine and Classic FM Magazine for performance and classical recording as well as a Grammy nomination. Craig worked as a musical assistant to Leonard Bernstein for many years and there is the same approachability to his music. Michael has a fine clear voice, secure throughout the wide range demanded by these beautiful pieces.
Ed Sanders and Scott Petito put together "The Fugs Greatest Hits" which includes never released material from Live shows from the 80's and 90's in addition to studio recordings from over the last 25 years. This spring The Fugs will be going back into the studio to record the follow up to their Artemis CD, "The Fugs Final CD [Part 1]".
Joy Askew former vocalist with Peter Gabriel and Joe Jackson, cut several tracks at NRS with the rhythm section of Jerry Marotta on drums and Scott Petito on bass for her upcoming new release “Pirates of Eel Pie”. Her song “Hip These Days” from this new CD is currently a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest.
Danielle Woerner recorded and mixed her latest recording, "Voices of the Valley" on Albany Records. The album features music by contemporary composers of the Hudson Valley including Robert Starer and Peter Schickele to name but a few. The lovely classical recording was produced by Baikida Carroll and features Danielle's soaring soprano voice.
Pianist Michael Cain (keyboardist for Meshell N'degeocello, bassist Dave Holland, guitarist Pat Metheny) recorded his latest trio CD at NRS with Jack DeJohnette on drums and bassist Lonnie Plaxico (Cassandra Wilson). This CD features Michael's thoughtful compositions and will be released later this year.
Jack Dejohnette also completed mastering and sweetening on a duet project with legendary guitarist Bill Frisell entitled, "The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers", which documents the incredible first performance by two unparalleled musical visionaries. Released on Jack’s Golden Beams label, this performance was recorded live at the 2001 Earshot Festival in Seattle. The CD was engineered by Ben Surman and was mastered and assembled by Scott Petito. Scott also edited and assembled Jack's Trio Beyond record "Saudades" which is a Trio project including John Scofield and Larry Goldings For ECM records.
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen’s new album "Being There" was mixed and mastered by Scott Petito at NRS Recording Studio. Cindy also completed her solo album "Cat Tales" which includes songs of the feline persuasion. Cindy contributed vocals, guitar and concertina on this one and it also features PriscillaHerdman and Anne Hills on vocals. Scott Petito added acoustic bass to both of these projects.
Don Haynie and Sheryl Samuel just completed their latest CD, "Here in America" with a pre-album release of the radio singles "Please Don’t Blame It All On Texas" and "The Border". Don & Sheryl’s CD features "Professor Louie" Hurwitz on keyboards and accordion and Randy Ciarlante formerly of the Band on percussion.
The Brubeck Brothers' "Intuition" released on Koch International has been burning up the jazz airplay charts and is currently #7 since it's release in October 2006. The Brubecks are planning on a new CD scheduled to begin in July at NRS and in addition to the Brubeck Brothers this CD will feature label mates Imani Winds.
Vocalist and songwriter Sarah Pedinotti has been working on her upcoming release, featuring band members Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio) on bass, Dave Payette on piano and Chris Carey on drums. Sarah has been receiving a lot of buzz of late and has been performing at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals on the east coast.
Baird Hersey was in to record vocals with Krishna Das for Baird’s upcoming Prana CD. Krishna Das has taught with Ram Das and has been chanting on a regular basis in venues all over the world.
Jazz pianist John Esposito released his two albums recently, "Down Blue Marlin Road" and "The Blue People" and also completed remixes on recordings from a 1986 session that includes trumpeter DaveDouglas which will be released sometime in 2007.
A few other artists who have recently completed CDs, or have projects underway include; Lee Shaw, Nancy Donnelly, Lara Herscovitch, The Christine Spero Group,Helen Avakian, Cathy Young and up and coming artist Billie Rainbird.
Jerry Marotta - Scott - Joy Askew
Another Busy Year At NRS Recording Studio!
Some Sessions of note....
Early in the year, Hungarian Jazz Pianist, Kalman Olah brought his trio in to track a new recording. Kalman is one of the most sought after and respected young pianists in Europe today. Joining him were Jazz legends, drummer, Jack DeJohnette and Bassist, Ron McClure. Look for a CD release later this year.
Highly regarded blues artist, Scott Ainslie, embarked on a new and challenging direction for his latest disc, "The Feral Crow". A collection of his original songs with a gritty political edge. Scott Petito produced and played bass, mandolin and assorted other instruments. Drummer, Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney) supplied inventive and powerful percussion. Former Suzanne Vega guitarist, Marc Shulman, created evocative and edgy guitar parts. Peter Vitalone added some biting Hammond B3 as well as delicate piano offerings. Vocalist, Leslie Ritter added supportive and smokey backing vocals.
Singer / Songwriter, Kate McDonnell recorded her Appleseed Records debut, "Where The Mangoes Are". Scott Petito again produced and played multiple instruments on this CD. Joining Kate and Scott were drummer/ percussionist Sam Zucchini and Mindy Jostyn on violin, harmonica and accordion. Also, Marc Shulman added more of his signature electric guitar playing to this recording.
Bassist and trombonist, Chris Brubeck, (Dave Brubeck Quartet) was in the studio for several projects including, work on his song cycle "River of Song" a new vocal piece for Frederica Von Stade. Rachel Luxon added vocals to the live recording of the Tassajara Symphony Orchestra. Chris was also joined by his band mates, Mike DeMicco, Chuck Lamb, and brother drummer Dan Brubeck to complete the score for the film "Rittenhouse Square". The documentary is about a famous park in the Philadelphia, PA area.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason of "Ashokan Farewell" fame, worked on two projects this year. One was a fiddle tune duet recording that is still in progress. Jay and Molly also mixed and edited with Scott Petito their national WPRI Radio Special, "The Pleasures of Winter". Scott recorded the live concert last Christmas at the historic Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. The line up up performers included, folk legend, Odetta, banjo virtuoso, Tony Trischka, author, actor and story teller, Malachy McCourt, and Signature Sound Recording Artists, The Mammals.
Shanachie Recording Artist, Cathie Ryan, (Cherish The Ladies) worked on songs for her new solo project. John Doyle, from the Celtic supergroup Solas, added his distinctive guitar work. This record also includes vocals and violin from Sara Milonovich, who is currently working on her own release.
Jazz drummer and composer, Jeff 'Seige' Seigel (Sir Roland Hanna Trio), tracked his latest quartet recording, "Magical Spaces". Featuring the fine playing of pianist, Francesca Tanskley (Billy Harper), Saxophonist, Erica Lindsay and bassist Danton Boller (Jazz Mandolin Project, Roy Hargrove). Trumpet Legend, Baikida Carroll co-produced this fine CD.
Scott Petito mixed and mastered an upcoming release by Jack DeJohnette and Don Alias.These two master percussionists face off in a fiery set of progressive music. The disc will be released later this year on Jack's own new label and will be distributed by Koch International. This record is a must have for all drum enthusiasts.
Michael Franks' recording "Watching The Snow" was winner of Japan’s ADLIB Magazine "Grand-Prix" award for best album of the year in the pop/rock category and was released in 2004 on Warner Brothers/Rhino Records. This CD was previously available from Columbia Records only in Japan. Scott prepped the master for its worldwide release. Michael is busy working on material for a new recording planned to begin this year.
"Streamwalker" by Craig Urquhart was a top New Age Radio release for 2004. The album features Craig and his beautiful solo piano compositions. The pure yet sophisticated performances were made on Craig's own, one of a kind Bosendorfer piano, which was hand picked for him by Leonard Bernstein. Recorded on location in New York City by co-producers Scott Petito and Alexander Ostrovsky (technician for John Lennon - remember that white piano?) , the CD was edited and mixed at NRS.
Baird Hersey's 9 piece overtone singing group, Prana was recorded by Scott early this year. "The Eternal Embrace" is an all a cappella project which features the unique singing of multi-toned harmonics, similar to Tibetan throat singers. The record has been very well received at ambient and new age radio and has become a staple on radio programs, Musical Star Streams and Hearts of Space.
V2 Recording Artists, Mercury Rev completed tracking on several songs for their recently released CD, "The Secret Migration". Recently the band completed additional recording of "B-sides" and Bonus Tracks to promote the album as they embark on their worldwide tour. Scott Petito and violinist Larry Packer, joined the band on these tracks, adding guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. Mercury Rev was a featured artist on Apple’s i-tunes download page during January and February.
Jack DeJohnette & Scott
Mike DeMicco, Dan & Chris Brubeck
Jonathan from Mercury Rev
Grammy Nomination! Pete Seeger's "Seeds" has been nominated
for best traditional folk record, produced by Scott Petito and Jim Mussleman.
Scott Petito was featured in the September issue of "Recording Magazine"
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2003 was a very busy year with many interesting new recording projects and 2004 already promises more of the same .
Jazz legends Jack DeJohnette, Larry Goldings and John Scofield were in to work on their high energy power trio project.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason completed their new album, "Relax Your Mind" on Angel / EMI.
rock group, "The Fugs" recorded and mixed their latest release, "The
Fugs Final CD [part 1]". on Artemus records, a DVD collection is next
on the agenda
Folk icon, Pete Seeger completed work on his
latest CD, "Seeds; The Songs of Pete Seeger Vol. 3" for Appleseed
Records. Guest artist on the new disc include, Ani Defranco, Steve
Earle,Billy Bragg and Natalie Merchant. Other recent Appleseed
releases recorded here at NRS include, Tom Pacheco's "There Was a Time"
and the self-titled debut album by folk supergroup, "Fourtold".
new recording, "Watching The Snow" by jazz vocalist, Michael Franks for
Columbia Records has recently received a prestigeous award in Japan.
The album features some of the best players on the jazz scene today.
and Guitarist Artie Traum recently completed scoring the soundtrack for
a new BBC documentary called "Reporters at War", by oscar winning film
maker Jon Blair