Wayne Krantz, renowned jazz guitarist (Donald Fagen, the Brecker Bros, Steely Dana), was in Dubway’s live room cutting tracks for his new album with compatriots Owen Biddle (The Roots), Nate Wood, and Henry Hey. The sessions fully substantiated The New Yorker’s description of Mr. Krantz as “A talented guitarist with a boundless imagination.” Mike Judeh and Stephen Schappler engineered the sessions.
Guitarist Marc Ciprut (Joss Stone, Steven Santoro) also spent a day at Dubway, recording a full band for his upcoming cd release.
Maria Logis was putting the finishing touches on her album, which was recorded live at Dubway by Joe Barbaria (Talking Heads, 10,000 Maniacs, Reggie Workman, The Cars, John Patitucci). Jon Cowherd, Maria’s longtime pianist and collaborator, is producing the sessions, enlisting performances by Justin Flynn, Helen Yee, Pete Smith, Carlo De Rosa, Dan Rieser, and Makaria Psiliteli. Dubway’s John Thayer assisted.
Congratulations to Liz Swados, longtime musical & theatrical maven, and Dubway friend, on the release of her book "Waiting: Selected Non-Fiction." And Peter Miller, of Willow Pond Films, tracked music for his film called "Sousa: Dare to Dance Together," a documentary about the making of the musical (directed by Liz Swados) uniting Latino and Jewish teens in Washington Heights. Anthony Gibney engineered for Dubway.
And kudos also to Fransisco Núñez, Artistic Director and Founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, for his receipt of 2011 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Francisco and his chorus were recently returned to Dubway, recording a piece by Francisco and NYC composer Jim Papoulis.
Engineer Devin Emke was at Dubway mixing in 5.1 Surround for a Biography Channel release about the comic Bernie Mac. Taylor Batchelor assisted.
Congratulations to The NYCity Slickers for their album release "Layin’ It Down." The 8-piece acoustic band tracked live in Dubway’s big penthouse recording space, and mixed their debut with engineer Mike Judeh.
D.D. Jackson produced live tracks for the Korean pop stars Sweet Sorrow. Anthony Gibney assisted engineer Marcelo Anez.
Composer Jeremy Yang, of Silencio, spent several days during his NYC visit from Australia, to develop and present audio design to two of his advertising clients.
Mexican film/TV star, and Warner Bros. recording artist Ximena and songwriter Alex Wong were featured on an Episode of Dubway Days, wherein the artists meet at the studio with the aim to write, record, and produce a song from scratch – in a single day! With a film crew on hand, the entire process is documented, and it’s always startling how great a song can pop out of these spontaneous conditions. "Here We Are" is no exception.
Julian Fleisher, noted actor, singer, and performer brought Isabel Rose into the studio to produce her new album.
Another Dubway Days production – this time featuring Kaleta and his 13 member band, Zozo Afrobeat, live. Inspired by Fela Kuti’s Nigerian music from the ‘70s and ‘80’s, the song that sprang out of this session’s cowrite with Ben Arthur, "O Be So," grooves unbelievably! The video documentation of the session is due out in April.