Engineer Moogie Canazio Finalizes New Album for Worldwide Release
Pictured (L-R) are recording engineer/mixer Moogie Canazio and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.
Recording engineer/mixer Moogie Canazio has finalized Nathan East's new album "Reverence" with mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Produced by Chris Gero for the Yamaha Entertainment Group, East's much anticipated second solo album follows his self-titled 2014 debut, which hit #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Albums chart and held #1 for a record-breaking 36 weeks on SmoothJazz.com.
Bernie Grundman commented, "It's been great to work with Moogie again, absolutely one of the best mixers in the world, and Nathan is one of the best players in the business. It's all there, and it is so well recorded that it's just a matter of minor adjustments and enhancing a little bit for release in various formats. Now we are finally coming to the end, and we have a complete album, and it's sounding great." Watch a short video of Canazio and Grundman in the studio:
As a founding member of the renowned contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay, Nathan East is one of the world's most recorded session bassists. With over 2,000 album credits to his name and several Grammy-winning songs including "Get Lucky," "Footloose" and "Change the World," East has performed with artists including Daft Punk, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Beyonce.
"Reverence" features a cavalcade of top recording artists, including Philip Bailey with Earth Wind & Fire, and a piano cameo by East's son Noah on "Over The Rainbow." Prior to the January 20, 2017 release, East's version of Randy Newman's "Feels Like Home," with vocals by Yolanda Adams, is premiered here:
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The name Bernie Grundman is synonymous with Mastering. His world-renowned facilities, responsible for a consistently large percentage of chart recordings, were launched in 1984. In 1997, Grundman opened his Tokyo mastering studios and in 1998 relocated to expanded facilities in Hollywood. Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood operates six studios, including a 5.1 mastering room. All processing devices can be completely bypassed, resulting in sonic quality that is unsurpassed in the mastering industry. Virtually all digital and analog formats are accepted for mastering, with the facility providing high quality disk masters, and sub-masters for CD. Grundman's custom consoles are built in-house with all discrete electronics.