Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gregory Page and Studio West Go Old School

Over the past few weeks we have had the good fortune to host Mr. Gregory Page as he creates his latest album. To date, Gregory has recorded 10 songs featuring some of San Diego's most talented musicians.

In addition to Gregory on guitar and vocals, we recorded Sky Ladd on piano, Bob Magnusson on upright bass, Duncan Moore on drums, the Art of Elan String Quartet and a host of amazing brass players.

The December 8 session was the most technically demanding as we recorded 26 players live in Studio A. Gregory's aim is to create a contemporary record that pays homage to some of the great jazz that was recorded in the 30s and 40s so we went with the spirit and tracked everything live, with most songs recorded in 3 or 4 takes with very few punches or after the fact solos. Kellogg Boynton was the lead engineer with Henrique Landim assisting. Numerous other Studio West Staff and Interns helped ensure the day went smoothly.

Gregory has been updating his blog with videos from each day.  SoundDiego also aired a piece on the project - watch it here.

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