Honor Society, VHS or Beta, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Jackson Visit Avatar

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Avatar Studios was a beehive of sonic activity last month, reporting sessions spanning pop, rock, jazz, classical and more.

Honor Society popped the halls around Avatar's Studio B.

In Studio C, Joe Jackson was recording his upcoming self-produced release through the Neve VRP 72 console with engineer Elliot Scheiner. Aki Nishimura assisted.

GRAMMY Award winner Esperanza Spalding was recording her upcoming release co-produced with Q-Tip in Studio A, with its legendary live room and custom Neve 8088. Engineer Joe Ferla was assisted by Fernando Lodeiro.

VHS or Beta mixed in Studio G on the SSL 4000G+ with engineer Martin Brumbach, assisted by Fernando Lodeiro.

Honor Society recorded on the SSL 9000J in Studio B with producer Adam Blackstone. Engineer Jon Smeltz was assisted by Tim Marchiafava.

A jazz single to benefit the victims of Japan earthquake/tsunami was written and produced by guitarist Masuo Yoshiaki. NYC jazz musicians Tim Ries, Lew Soloff, Makoto Ozone were also on hand. Katsu Naito engineered and was assisted by Bob Mallory.

In Studio A, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra recorded with producer Howard Cass. Engineer David Merrill was assisted by Fernando Lodeiro.

The Music of Mary Lou Williams with Carmen Lundy was recorded in Studio A. Producer Peter O’Brien oversaw the action with engineer Anthony Ruotolo, assisted by Fernando Lodeiro.

Back in Studio B, Freddy Cole recorded with producer Todd Barkan. Engineer Katherine Miller was assisted by Bob Mallory.

Revolving back around to Studio C, Mike Stern worked with producer Jim Beard, engineer Phil Magnotti, and assistant engineer Bob Mallory.

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