It's been rockin' here at the 'Ville:

Session News

  • Music composed by Shyam-Das for the upcoming Bollywood action adventure movie Circus was mixed at the ‘Ville by the prolific Indian engineer Pramod Chandorkar.  The feature film and music album are slated for a December 2007 release.

  • After a long hiatus, the Cabaret singer Jill O’Hara is back in the studio recording with Bill Mays on piano, Dave Fink on bass, Leo Grinhauz on cello, Michele Ramo on violin and guitar, and Jim Saporito on drums and percussion.  Byron Olson is handling orchestration for the group who tracked basics at Kampo Music in NYC with Rob Harari engineering.  The vocal and mixing sessions are scheduled at the ‘Ville.

  • Steve Waitt is finishing up tracks for his debut release.  The talented musician and thoughtful songwriter can be seen at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC rocking with his collected band of players.

  • The cutting edge, internet-based Israeli animation studio Aniboom commissioned Rob Harari to create the entire audio bed, including original music, audio design and production, for the political satire cartoon The Road To The White House, a series to be webcast in conjunction with the Presidential primaries.

  • The ‘Ville is a classroom and lab for audio engineering students of Stevens Institute of Technology.  Professor Harari teaches everything from the basics of sound recording and terminology in AES 1 to more advanced applications and techniques in AES 4.  Check out the iTunes release Delusions of Grandeur from the University’s Castle Point Records.

  • Tap is alive and kickin with the innovative Omaha-based band Tilly and the Wall.  Rob Harari designed a touring tap instrument creatively used by Jamie Williams to provide a percussive accent to the band’s indie pop music.  Check out the band performing at the Coachella Festival 2007 on www.youtube.com.

Releases Now Available

  • Swingadelic issued Another Monday Night on the MediaMix Entertainment label.  The eleven band members contributed original songs and arrangements for their fourth release of swingin’ jazz and blues music.  Catch them live Mondays at Maxwells in Hoboken NJ.

  • Spyro Gyra released Good To Go-Go through Heads Up International.  Jay Beckenstein and his band continue their musical journey with their most recent collection of contemporary jazz compositions.  Described as a ‘band that’s on the move and firing on all cylinders’, the record confirms Spyro Gyra’s quest to push the creative edges.

  • Singer/Songwriter Ricky Bell’s 7-song compilation Shallow is available for download from iTunes.




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