AN ORCHESTRA OF PIANOS: Maxime Le Guil: Recording Vincent Delerm’s Les Amants Parallèles

Paul Tingen (Sound on Sound magazine) writes ….. Under the guidance of engineer and producer Maxime Le Guil, Vincent Delerm forsook grand orchestration for the humble piano — bowed, plucked and hammered… We had three principal constraints when making this record,” explains engineer, mixer, and co-producer Maxime Le Guil. “The first was that it was […]

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ETTA JAMES: ‘I was like a punker … I’d spit in a minute’ – a classic interview from the vaults

  “In our latest visit to Rock’s Backpages – the world’s leading archive of vintage music journalism – we bring you an interview with the late Etta James, by Cliff White for NME in 1978” “Thanksgiving Day in November will be my silver anniversary: 25 years since I cut my first record and I haven’t […]

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ERIC BIBB: The relationship between the blues and Los Angeles:

Brilliant blues artist Eric Bibb carries the experiences of performing with Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Sims (Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Eric Clapton), of touring with Ray Charles, John Mayal and Robert Cray. Bibb received honors twice for “Acoustic Album of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards (2006 & 2008). Best yet, he keeps growing and developing, as […]

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Prince’s sound engineer, Susan Rogers: ‘He needed to be the alpha male to get things done’ By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

One of a tiny number of female recording engineers, Rogers was there at birth of some of pop’s classics, including When Doves Cry. She recalls the man she knew – and shares her theory about why he loved working with women https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/nov/09/princes-sound-engineer-susan-rogers-he-needed-to-be-the-alpha-male-to-get-things-done

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THE CADOGAN HALL: Rebecca Stewart the brains behind the series of Free Concerts

Tony Andrews writes: With Out To Lunch at Cadogan Hall 2017 thrilling the regulars earlier this year and hopefully lots of newcomers too, it seems appropriate to allow you all to meet Rebecca Stewart the brains behind the series of Free Concerts. Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time out from your busy schedule to […]

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MO FOSTER: ….. ‘back in February 2016, I put together a band of the finest players for a gig at the Pizza Express Jazz Club’ …..

NB: The above is just one of Mo’s extensive instrument collection. It has no relevance to the post below; we just happened to like the image. Yes, it is ‘effectively an EB3 and an SG on one body’ says Mo. Anyway, moving on ….. Mo tells us ….. I had been a fan of Gil […]

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Tom Jones isn’t letting the green, green grass grow under his feet

Originally published 2016 Tom Jones, the hitmaker whose work dates back more than half a century, continues to draw fans and make interesting recordings. Since 2010, he has been working with rock producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne) on a trilogy of albums that both return Jones to his bluesy roots in […]

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LINDA HOYLE: We interview her – part #1 of 2

Howard Popeck writes …. Hello Linda and Mo and thank you both for agreeing to this interview. I’m going to dive right in here re your approach to recording technology, formats, domestic music reproduction and more. Our jazz columnist Tony Andrews in part #2 will be focusing more on the music, your influences and more. […]

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