Summer 2015 - Immensely proud to announce the upcoming release of Erroll Garner's The Complete Concert By The Sea. It's set to be released by Sony Legacy and Octave Music this September on the 60th anniversary of the legendary concert recorded in Carmel, CA in 1955. While digitizing over 1000 recordings from the Erroll Garner Archive, we uncovered the full concert recording on 1/4" analog tapes labeled, simply, "Remote at Carmel." This 3 CD box set contains the 11 unreleased tracks as well as never-before-heard interviews with Garner, drummer Denzil DaCosta Best and bassist Eddie Calhoun, recorded immediately after the concert. Produced by the Magic Shop's Steve Rosenthal and University of Pittsburgh Director of Jazz Studies Geri Allen, with supervising producer Jocelyn Arem. Restored and remastered by me, with the brilliant Jamie Howarth of Plangent Process. (Those of you interested in the techy side of things can ask me about doing tape transfers with Jamie!) Also out this summer, a stack of new releases from The Bottom Line Archive: In Their Own Words Vols. 1 and 2, featuring way too many good tracks to list here, but do not miss Ric Ocasek's acoustic "Just What I Needed," which lays bare his love of Bob Dylan; Janis Ian, live at the Bottom Line in 1980; and a 3 CD Harry Chapin box set, recorded over six sets / three nights in 1981, during which he celebrated his 2000th performance. All produced by Gregg Bendian, with tape transfers by Michael Mercurio.
Much as I love the archival projects, I am not always living in the past. Check out Cultfever's latest single, Youth, mastered by me with the marvelous Joe Durniak in attendance. And Paul Rosevear's Pearl, recorded and mixed by Kabir Hermon, mastered by me. (So glad I got to see him perform these songs live at the Living Room for his CD release party!)
More big news coming soon... to be continued!