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Los Pacaminos – Live album

We’ve been having too much fun editing and mixing the recordings made at Warehouse in Harrogate last September. The new Pacs live album and video is set for release this Summer.

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Recording Paul Hollywood for Moh Salah documentary

Spent the morning at Advision TV recording Paul Hollywood for a Channel 4 Documentary to be broadcast tomorrow (!) evening – Moh Salah – A Football Fairytale. PH is a properly talented v/o artist.

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Scaramanga Silk – I’m Losing Kontrol (The 400 Remix Project)

Scaramanga Silk has contributed to Bill Drummond’s The 400 Remix Project with this track, I’m Losing Kontrol – which I mixed and mastered at the end of April. The 400 Remix Project is raising money for The Natural Death Centre Charity and The Florrie ADP/NYC fund.    

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Forget The Down – tracking for new album & EP

Following last year’s EPs, Circles, and the Procrastinator EP, I’ve been working with Simon Millar from veteran indie band Forget The Down on new material for 2018 release. I realise that I’ve been working with them since 2003. We’ve been tracking drums and vocals at Emeline Studio, Whitstable, with Ian Sadler; strings at Baker Street with… Read more »

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The New Deal – Canning Town Beach

The first single from The New Deal is receiving good press and radio play (including national radio play) in the UK. Expect more this year.     The New Deal ‘Canning Town Beach’ Single & Video   The New Deal (Featuring Jeff Turner Of The Cockney Rejects) – Canning Town Beach – Single Review

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Riches

  Over the last few months I’ve mixed three tracks for Canterbury artists Riches, featuring Richard Navarro and Nicholas Thurston. The first single, For The Moment, was released in late April, and is currently receiving good radio play. Two more, Winner and Let Them Fall, are scheduled for release over the next few months  … Read more »

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Emma and the Fragments release Sanity

Emma and the Fragments have released a 6-track EP (mini-album?), Sanity.  Recorded in September 2017 in Baker Street, I mixed it in Canterbury, & they’ve subsequently made lovely videos fo the songs.

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Larz Kristerz – Det Gå Bra Nu

Thanks to Sulo Karlsson, who recommended me for the job, I’ve had a huge amount of fun spending the end of February and much of March mixing this great album by Swedish band Larz Kristerz. Recorded by Sven Lindvall at Strawberry Studios and Otto Welton at Kingside Studio in Sweden, it’s all killer & no filler…. Read more »

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Emerald Sabbath

A very entertaining day yesterday. I went over to Gospel Oak Studio in Warwickshire, run by the splendid Baz Bayliss, to meet Mad Mike 666, and hear about the progress of his Emerald sabbath project. The album is a re-working of various Sabbath songs, with a rich line-up consisting of various ex-Sabbath members, and input… Read more »

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Tony Van Frater

I’m really pleased to have finished mixing the album that Tony Van Frater was working on when he tragically died last year. Locating and collating all the files, and finishing off the last few bits of tracking has been done piecemeal over the last few months. Thanks to Micky Geggus, who’s been the driving-force behind… Read more »

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Imaginary – Live Cast Album

Imaginary is a new musical by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman, commissioned by National Youth Music Theatre and premiered at The Other Palace in August 2017. https://www.facebook.com/events/1853276504999856/ I’ve been editing and mixing the live recordings made by Danny Monk for the Live Cast Album. Release TBA.   http://www.jonathanbaz.com/2017/08/imaginary-review.html Imaginary at The Other Palace |… Read more »

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Stiles and Drewe – Soap Dish

A real treat to spend a great few days recording and mixing new versions of songs for Stiles and Drewe’s Soap Dish, which is set to have its premiere in London in 2018. The recordings were made in London and in New York. Lovely to be working with two of my favourite people again.

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Sulo’s Full English

Sulo has released an album of new material “Sulo’s Full English” on Cargo Records. Packed full of excellent songs, it sounds like a slice of early/mid-seventies English rock. The drums, bass, acoustic guitar and lead vocals were recorded in Sweden, and keys, electric guitars, lap- and pedal-steel, brass, BVs etc etc were arranged and added… Read more »

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Emma and the Fragments – tracking & mixing September 2017

I’ve been recording a new EP’s-worth of material with Emma and the Fragments. Recorded at Baker St Studio with Danny Monk, it was mixed & mastered at home – SSL all the way for recording and mixing. There’s a taster video made by Doug Rimmington here.

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Adam Wilson Hunter – new releases

Adam Wilson Hunter has released three EPs simultaneously, representing three distinct projects. Always a unique pleasure to work with Adam, I recorded, mixed and mastered much of this material back in February.  

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Aston Microphones

Last year I took part in a series of blind listening tests for Aston Microphones, which led to the development of their new Starlight small-diaphragm condenser microphone. I’m very proud to be part of the development panel – “the top audio professionals in the industry”. If only all manufacturers consulted a pool of their potential end-users… Read more »

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Wigmaker

I’m on the Advisory Board of The Stable, an organisation that commissions, develops and produces original musical theatre. We’ve just spent a couple of days reading Wigmaker, a new musical in development by Douglas Hodge and Bryony Lavery at Jerwood Space. The second day included a reading to potential partners. The cast was truly A-List,… Read more »

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The New Deal

The New Deal is a new project: Sulo, Jeff Turner (Cockney Rejects) are writing and singing: I’m producing, arranging & playing instruments. We’ve just had a very good couple of days in Emeline Studios in Whitstable, with Ian behind the desk. This will feature all of us as you’ve never heard us before. As you’d… Read more »

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Solar Flare Remix

Last year I mixed and mastered Kirsten Morrison’s album Prosperine’s Gold for Micro Spiral. I’ve just done a remix of one of the album’s standout tracks, Solar Flare, for an upcoming album of remixes. Release date TBC.  

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Lauten Audio Eden and Atlantis

Synthax Audio have produced a short video of me talking about Lauten Audio‘s multi-voicing mics: the Eden and the Atlantis.    

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Cockney Rejects – Chapecoense

Cockney Rejects have released “Chapecoense”, a portuguese-language adaptation of last year’s “Goodbye Upton Park”. All proceeds will go towards the dependants of the victims of the Chapecoense tragedy. We tracked the vocals at Emeline Studios in Whitstable. I’ve produced, mixed and mastered the track.  

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Dave Castell – Piano Album

It’s been a long time coming – we first recorded this material in 2014 – but I’ve finally mixed and mastered Dave Castell’s Piano Album, and it’s been released on Furlongs Media. Some beautiful songs on this – just piano and vocals. I’m very happy with the material, and with my input.

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Shag Nasty

Rob Godfrey has turned detective and found some unreleased Shag Nasty material on 2″ tape. He’s had a transfer done, and I’ve managed to mix and master a single out of it!

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Bumblescratch CD

A Bumblescratch studio cast recording has been produced by SimG Records. Recorded by Niall Acott at Angel Studios, I’ve mastered it using an analogue/digital combination of Neve & SSL hardware, & Dangerous & BX plugins.

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Bumblescratch – Live!

The Gala Performance of Robert J Sherman’s Bumblescratch took place on 4th September, with a great cast. I recorded the show & mixed and mastered the recordings in stereo and 5:1 for video, which was shot by Advision TV.  

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Cheryl Baker releases EP of Joni Mitchell songs

I’ve been mixing and mastering a Cheryl Baker EP of Joni Mitchell songs, with a second EP and album planned for late 2017. Produced by Jamie Moses, who’s provided multi-instrumental skills.

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Wind In The Willows

I’ve been mixing a couple of tracks for publicity on Wind In The Willows. The show, by Stiles and Drewe and Julian Fellowes is scheduled for the London Palladium this summer. I’ve been a minor cog in the Wind In The Willows machine from the beginning, having recorded various versions of songs, and read-throughs, at… Read more »

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Before After

We’ve had a very stimulating time at Baker Street with Stuart Matthew Price recording his studio cast album of Before After. Written by Stuart and Timothy Knapman, this is a two-hander featuring Caroline Sheen and Hadley Fraser. Danny tracked the vocals, and I’ve mixed and mastered the album. Released by SimG Records.

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Emma and the Fragments

A quick session with the lovely Emma and the Fragments results in a new EP. Recorded at Baker Street with Danny Monk behind the desk, this will be their last recording with current guitarist Tom who is relocating to the USA.