Some Fags Do Go to Hell
by Sailboat the Show
So Proud of this album by the Creative and Musical Ryan McDowell!
This YouTube is just one track preview here but the full album is linked here
but please visit the Discography page for more or look Ryan up on Youtube Spotify etc....
Ryan started hanging with me as an intern, but within a very short period became more of a collaborator as he began engineering sessions and producing his own music. I had the chance to record the vocals and piano tracking with Ryan on this incredible Album. I really do dig these tracks, so please have a listen and enjoy!
℗ 2019 Ryan McDowell
Jazz Trio Recordings - Featuring John Koh (Bass), Bijan Taghavi (Piano), and Samuel Le Coquin Bolduc (drums) at Bop Stop Studios
An absolute pleasure working with John Koh, Bijan Taghavi, and Samuel Le Coquin Buldoc. The cats ooze with talent, creative energy, and musicianship in everything they play. They brought a mixture of original compositions and jazz standards and I think you will enjoy the result.
This group will be going on a Japan Tour this summer to share their interactive and dynamic playing and I am positive there is going to be much much more to come from these fine artists.
Keep an eye out for a promotional video featuring the recorded audio and clips of their studio session done by Matthew Chang!
Ukrainian Voice and Classical Guitar Recordings - "Favorite Ukrainian Songs" - Ludmila Koval and Igor Golger at Bop Stop Studios
Please have a Listen to this beautiful music of Ukrainian lullabies. I think regardless of the likely language barrier that you can appreciate the emotion and sweetness of the performance, by Lumila Koval (voice) and Igor Golger (guitar). Despite recording, mixing, and mastering, sadly, a sudden and miraculous comprehension of the language did not take place. However, I greatly enjoyed every moment of working on it and listening to it. As an aside, I lived with a Russian-American roommate during college and while he was a great great guy, the Russian language I heard daily was lots of intense yelling. So, it was really nice to hear the language sound so sweet and elegant. For sure Ludmila has a beautiful voice and more importantly she carries emotion and context to the music!! Igor in addition to providing such excellent guitar accompaniment, he also hand built the guitar he played!!
So, you can get all the tracks for FREE if you go to my Soundcloud page and I hope you listen many times!!
These are demo recordings, but I think Ludmila and Igor sound just Lovely!!! If you know them or not, please let them know you enjoyed it if you can:) and I hope to work with them in the future!
I have the pleasure of working with vocalist Stephen Smith on a regular basis and as always he brings truly special music typified by his ability to pick out and connect with just a unique collection of great songs! This session I had the pleasure of working with Tom LaMark. Although I have enjoyed working on post production on tracks of Tom's wonderful playing and have recorded live with him, it was great having him in the studio. Steve and Tom have known one another for quite some time and their connection to the music chosen was highly evident. If you know Stephen, then you know the warm big voice he has, which happens to pair just perfectly with the RCA44 style mic (AEA R44). The result are some truly tasteful and moving tracks and looking forward to the music being shared!!
You can check out info about Steve and listen to some tracks, at http://stephensmithvocalist.com
Of course Tom LaMark can been seen performing around numerous Boston and New England Venues regularly, and you can check out his great orchestra at http://tomlamarkorchestra.com/about.html
Buddhist-based Acoustic Music centered on Spirituality, Mindfulness, and a Greater Well-being through Sound
Jazz Quartet Recordings at Bop Stop Studios with saxophonist, Erik Van Dam, guitarist, Ethan Kaczowka, bassist, Greg Toro, and drummer, Mike Tucker
What can I say except its a joy to work with these HEAVY jazz cats! I have worked with Erik Van Dam on a number of projects now ranging from Jazz standards to pure improvisation free music quartet and this time he came with a group of Top Notch players recording some of their original compositions. As always, Erik bought his powerful and creative playing, but furthermore the synergy with these fantastic players. Remarkably Solid Groovy Bass with Greg Toro, tremendous technique and style from drummer Mike Tucker, and if you know Ethan Kaczowka, then you know his gorgeous comping and pretty playing!
Looking forward to more sessions with these guys and keep an eye out for the release of these dynamic and highly musical ORIGINAL Compositions!!!
These guys are all highly active performers in the Boston area and throughout New England, so check out their Various Live Performances!!
EP Album Release "Ready About" by "City of Four" Mike Caudill (Sax), Christian Tremblay (keyboard), Phil Chuah (bass), Caleb Davis (drums)
CLICK ON Video for Audio from first single.
Really great to work recording the group "City of Four" for an EP album, led by Saxophonist Mike Caudill featuring Christian Tremblay (keyboard), Phil Chuah (bass), Caleb Davis (drums). This improvisational, funk, jazz group really brings the spirit, creativity, and a tightness only derived from playing together extensively and sharing common musical energies.
Enjoy this audio clip of the group of a single from the EP Album Release "Ready About" : Northern Lights by City of Four
Keep an eye out for the release of more tracks from this recording and be sure to check out City of Four live. They regularly perform on the Boston Harbor Cruises and around the New England area. I look forward to working again with this dynamic and just great sounding group. Certainly a bunch of great guys and you can feel the friendship and common musical focus right away.
You can connect with Mike at his website www.mikecaudillmusic.com He is a super talented guy. In addition to playing Sax and Ewi, composing, and leading group, Mike also is a highly proficient audio engineer and he mixed the recordings!!
and visit "City of Four" website at www.cityof4.com for a preview of the band and upcoming shows.
A great pleasure to work with vocalist, Yoko Kowata and pianist, Alexei Tsiganov! I am sure if you know Yoko and Alexei, you know the engaging and positive energies they bring. Lots of fun to work amongst their shared interpretations of some standards as well as original compositions. These two sound lovely together. With Yoko's great voice and Alexei's expressive accompaniment, certainly some wonderful tracks will result. Looking forward to having them in the studio again!
Enjoy some pics of the recording session
Please do check out Yoko's Website at https://www.yokokowata.com if you haven't already.
Alexei's website can be found at https://www.alexeitsiganov.comwww.alexeitsiganov.com
Yoko and Alexei keep a highly active schedule performing regularly both in the Boston and New York areas, so be sure to go see a live performance!
Jazz Trio Recordings - w/ Will Lyle, Rina Yamasaki, and Julian Pardo at Bop Stop Studios
A Great Pleasure to work with Bassist, Will Lyle and the trio with Rina Yamazaki (Piano), Julian Pardo (Bass). Fortunate to have worked with Will and Rina maybe a year or two ago and awesome meeting and working with Julian Pardo! I am sure if you know Will, Rina, and Julian you already know their tremendous musicianship and furthermore, what kind and positive people they all are. To me that's just a winning combination, as the tacks they recorded exemplify that energy and of course highlight their instrumental and musical abilities.
Many Thanks to Will, who returned to Bop Stop, as he now lives in Los Angeles, where is active teaching and performing. A testament to his dedication and professional focus to put together a recording session with these fine players, while visiting NY, Boston, etc....
Keep an eye out for some awesome dynamic Jazz tracks from the recordings and they will have a couple of videos as well!!
Enjoy the pics below from the session, including the first, which is the all important millennial media meeting:)
Recording Avant Garde Free Quartet Recordings with Guitarist, Ryan Carraher - Featuring Erik Van Dam (Saxes), Louis Alexander Gasser (Bass), and Rory Walsh (Drums)
Just awesome working with Guitarist, Ryan Carraher again. Had the great pleasure of recording Ryan and this super DYNAMIC and Creative Group!! If you don't know Ryan's playing be sure to check out his music at www.ryancarraher.com!! Outside of his incredible guitar work, his sound and playing is just years and years ahead of his age. The group features Erik Van Dam on saxophones, who I have been thoroughly enjoying working with on several projects. Erik's playing is just monstrous, skillful, and creative every time and very proud to be working with him and his music. Ryan and Erik had the good sense of bringing Alexander and Rory, resulting in an energy of synergy and freedom! Alex's Bass sound and tasteful playing was a great match with Ryan's guitar work and Rory added tasteful and dynamic drumming and a range of percussive textures, that were supportive, expressive, and musical. The recordings carried an air of concessive creativity that the group slipped right into and was unwavering throughout.
Excited to be apart of sharing this Excellent Music!! Keep an eye out for the upcoming album release.
Manys thanks to Ryan, Erik, Alex, and Rory!!!
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