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NEWS — SPRING 2010 EDITION

Hi All:

Looking out my window upstate at the last few snowdrifts that have not quite melted off, I am not sad at all to bid the winter goodbye. It will be interesting to see what 2010 holds in store. Here is the current news:

Joachim Back - "The New Tenants" - OSCAR!

Some months ago, we did a session for producer Sam Bisbee and filmmaker Joachim Back, recording strings, horn section and vocals for the closing credits of a short film called "The New Tenants". The film featured Vincent D'Onofrio, David Rakoff, Liane Balaban, Kevin Corrigan and Jamie Harrold. The JGMP session featured arrangements and contracting by violinist Claudia Chopek, and saxophonist Sam Bortka, as well as vocals by Sam Bisbee.

We are very pleased to announce that "The New Tenants" just won an Academy Award for Best Short Film!


L to R — Joachim Back, Claudia Chopek, Sam Bisbee

KAILIN GARRITY, SAM BISBEE:

More recently, Sam Bisbee has been back with a new discovery: singer/writer Kailin Garrity. Kailin breathes new life into the terms lovely and talented. We have been pre-producing and recording songs for an as yet untitled project. Watch for this young lady!


Kailin Garrity, Sam Bisbee

ALL STAR HORN SECTION

As the Marco Joachim/Hidden Symphonies project approaches the final mixing and mastering stage, we were fortunate to enlist the aid of an all-star horn section, led by multi reed player/arranger Aaron Heick. The section consisted of: Aaron Heick - tenor sax (Barbra Streisand, Richard Bona), Jim Hynes - trumpet/piccolo trumpet (Paul Simon), Mike Davis - trombone (Rolling Stones), Roger Rosenberg - bari sax (Steely Dan). Many thanks to Aaron for assembling such a stellar group!


L to R — Jim Hynes, Mike Davis, Aaron Heick, Roger Rosenberg

MY CHANGING PLANET PRODUCT LAUNCH — AT A WHOLE FOODS OUTLET NEAR YOU

Recently I heard from Jennifer Marks, one of the principal writers of the My Changing Planet CD. After a brief, pre-Christmas preview release, they are busily planning their official Spring launch. MCP is to be featured in the April edition of Redbook magazine, and will be available at the counters of all Whole Foods outlets in April and May. It was my pleasure to be principal arranger, producer, engineer and instrumentalist on this project. We wish them all the best for this timely, environmentally friendly release!


MISC. NEWS

Brian McNeese, of the notorious Empty Suits, is doing final mixing on his as-yet untitled CD and preparing to master. James Reams and the Barnstormers return in April to track additional songs for their upcoming CD. Eytan Mirsky has been recording more of his distinctive power-pop creations. Songwriters Annie Dinerman and Arlon Bennett are due in to cut one of their songs.


BRAZEN PLUG

We are always interested in new recording projects! We can provide a wide range of audio and music production related services, both creative and technical, and can tailor our approach to your needs. Studio tours, consultations, budget estimates, etc. are available free, on request.

Best regards,

Jon

 

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