Over the last couple of weeks, a ton of work has been put into the piano side of things to improve upon the playability, touch, and tone of the studio's various instruments. The Yamaha grand piano was totally regulated, voiced & tuned, with a humidity control system installed. The old Weber upright piano was regulated, voiced & tuned. And finally the Wurlitzer 200A was regulated, tuned, voiced & serviced. They have all been brought back to life with a lot of hard work. Time to make some noise with them!
I had an amazing couple of days in the studio this week working on Jeremy Baum's new album. Jeremy tracked on his newly rebuilt Hammond B3, which sounded absolutely incredible. He'll be back in a few days to track more on the B3, as well as on my newly acquired Yamaha grand piano, and my Wurlitzer 200A. These sessions had some fantastic musicians with some serious credentials: Juma Sultan (percussionist for Jimi Hendrix), Eric Kalb (drummer for Charlie Hunter, the Dap-Kings, etc), Chris Vitarello (guitarist for Jimmy McGriff, Bruce Katz, etc), Scott Sharrard (guitarist for Gregg Allman), Tony Tino (bass player for Gavin Degraw, Ronnie Spector, etc), Myles Mancuso and Chris Reddan (drummer for Popa Chubby, Lance Lopez, etc). More sessions coming up with even more special guests!