Music Label Joins
Habib Koite Is In Recording His New Release
Congratulations To Grace Potter & The Nocturnals!!
Three and a half years ago Grace Potter and her band,
the Nocturnals, approached us about doing their first CD. The moment
heard them I knew that with the right recording and production, they
could be headed for greatness! After doing several critically acclaimed
CDs with the band, a High Definition television special, a DVD, and
recording their entire "Bringing It All Back Home" tour,
we had the pleasure of watching the band sign a historic record deal
with Hollywood Records! Our congratulations to Grace and the Nocturnals!
We love you guys!
Kilimanjaro Records Their First CD in 25 Years!
As some of you may know, Chas Eller has lived a "dual
life" for the past twenty-five years, simultaneously performing
with successful groups such as The Unknown Blues Band, The Paul Butterfield
Blues Band, Elisabeth von Trapp, and of course Kilimanjaro while at
the same time recording and producing 100's of successful CDs for numerous
talented artists at his studio in Charlotte. While earning his wings
as a recording engineer for the Philo Records label in the late 70's,
recording folk icons such as Dave van Ronk, Chas was approached by
guitarist Paul Asbell, who had written some very catchy jazz tunes
and was looking for a keyboard player to join forces with. Along with
bassist Tony Markellis and drummer Bill Kinzie, that band became Kilimanjaro
and with the backing of Philo Records, the band vaulted to national
recognition when their debut album got up to #3 in the national Jazz
Radio Airplay charts. Their second album went to #5 in the country
which led to three U.S. tours and appearances at some of the most world's
most prestigious jazz festivals. Now, 25 years later, the band was
recently commissioned by the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival to work
up some new material for the 2006 festival. The response was phenomenal,
with the show selling out quickly enough that the festival had to add
a second show. The group has begun to record that new material at Charles
Eller Studios and hopes to be releasing a new CD sometime this Spring.
Maria deBarros of Cape Verde Records with Her Band
Composer Kento Masuda Comes All The Way From Tokyo To Mix His New Release At C.E.S!
Electronic musician and composer Kento Masuda came to the studio this winter to mix his newest release on The Globesounds label. Kento is an artist as well as an incredible craftsman at writing highly imaginative music that defies categorization in a good way. The music has extremely lush textures that work by defining intricate themes that evolve throughout each spellbinding composition. It ended up being a huge job, requiring that we combine both of our Protools HD3 systems in order to accommodate the 80 channel mixes!! Kento's label, which is based out of Burlington, VT is a story in itself. The label along with it's publishing company, JPMC, which among other things holds the publishing on the entire Parliament Funkadelic catalog, is owned by Swiss-born entrepreneur, Jane Peterer. For more info about Kento, please visit his website. For info about purchasing his CDs and other great music please check out the JPMC website.