I just finished recording a tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen with pianist/singer/arranger Daniela Schächter. The recording, also featuring saxophonist Mike Tucker and bassist Michael O’Brien was the result of a faculty grant award from Berklee College of Music. Mark Wessel engineered on the brand new Neve console at Berklee’s Studio 2.
L to R: Mark, Daniela, Mike and Michael at Studio 2 (“The Ark”) at Berklee College of Music.
I’m currently working on editing and mixing a live CD with the Rhythm of the Americas Project, a nine-piece group comprised of mostly Berklee faculty, including pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon), David Limina on Hammond B3 (Ronnie Earl), guitar master Tim Miller, saxist Daniel Ian Smith (The New World Jazz Composers Octet), vocalist Aubrey Johnson, Bassist Andres Rotmistrovsky, and percussionists Marcus Santos (Grooversity) and Ernesto Diaz.
I just finished recording and filming 24 lessons for a new eBook entitled “The Conscious Musician – Drums in 4D”, based on the concepts of Jack Lima and his Dictionary of Rhythm. More details coming soon.
I have been busy in his Coolidge Hill Studio, recording tracks for David Arivett, David Steele, John Ovnik, Haim Pickholz and Armando Peralta in the past few months. (See studio services.)