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logoThe nominees for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced (full list).  The following projects were done at Avatar Studios.  Congratulations to all the nominees!

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cheek To Cheek

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Label: Streamline/Columbia/RPM/Interscope

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Sleeping Giant

Brad Mehldau, soloist
Track from: Mehliana: Taming The Dragon (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana)
Label: Nonesuch

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

(Billy Childs &) Various Artists
Label: Masterworks

I Wanna Be Evil

René Marie
Label: Motema Music

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Landmarks

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Label: Mid City/Blue Note Records

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project

Rufus Reid
Label: Motema Music

OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Label: Planet Arts Recordings

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

The Pedrito Martinez Group

The Pedrito Martinez Group
Label: Motema Music

The Offense Of The Drum

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Label: Motema

45. Best American Roots Performance

And When I Die

Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas

Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas
Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Label: Masterworks

53. Best World Music Album

Eve

Angelique Kidjo
Label: 429 Records

57. Best Musical Theater Album

Aladdin

James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, Chad Beguelin & Tim Rice, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Walt Disney Records

Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Lena Hall & Neil Patrick Harris, principal soloists; Justin Craig, Tim O’Heir & Stephen Trask, producers (Stephen Trask, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Atlantic

59. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Frozen

Christophe Beck, composer
Label: Walt Disney Records

61. Best Instrumental Composition

Recognition

Rufus Reid, composer (Rufus Reid)
Track from: Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project
Label: Motema Music; Publisher: Myriad Ltd.

63. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

New York Tendaberry

Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Label: Masterworks

83. Best Music Film

20 Feet From Stardom

Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
Label: Anchor Bay

TEC_logo_2015_30th_NomineeLady Gaga’s and Tony Bennett’s “Anything Goes” has been nominated for a 30th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement in the category of Record Production/Single or Track.  You can watch the video of the performance here.

Also, Paul McCartney’s NEW has been nominated for a TEC Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement in the category of Record Production Album.

The winners of the 30th Annual TEC Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held Saturday evening, January 24, 2015 at the Anaheim Hilton as a special highlight of the NAMM Show, one of the world’s largest music products trade shows.

 

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Here is the music video of the mashup.

Here is another studio video from the new album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled, Cheek to Cheek, from Interscope.  It features the song, “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

…and a good write-up by The Wall Street Journal about the project.

Watch Josh Groban: Sing Your Song, A YoungArt’s Masterclass documentary special on HBO, shot in Studio A.  Here is a preview:

For more information, visit the HBO’s Documentaries page.

The nominees for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced (full list).  The following projects were done at Avatar Studios.  Congratulations to all the nominees!  The GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.

1. Record Of The Year

Locked Out Of Heaven

Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Mark Ronson & The Smeezingtons, producers; Alalal, Josh Blair, Wayne Gordon, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; David Kutch, mastering engineer
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic

3. Song Of The Year

Locked Out Of Heaven

Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Unorthodox Jukebox
Label: Atlantic; Publishers: Mars Force Songs, LLC/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC/BMG/Roc Nation Music/Music Famamanem LP/EMI April Music Inc./Toy Plane Music – Universal Music/Universal Music Corp.

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Unorthodox Jukebox

Bruno Mars
Label: Atlantic

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Viva Duets

Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Label: Columbia Records

Now

Dionne Warwick
Label: Blue Horizon

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

WomanChild

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Label: Mack Avenue Records

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Pushing The World Away

Kenny Garrett
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Out Here

Christian McBride Trio
Label: Mack Avenue Records

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Brooklyn Babylon

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Label: New Amsterdam Records

62. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Swing Low

Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
Label: Masterworks

70. Best Surround Sound Album

Sixteen Sunsets

Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Label: Pure Audio Records

Sound of Music

The Sound of Music cast recording for the NBC’s live event was recorded at Avatar.  You can see some footage from Avatar in the “The Making of The Sound of Music Live”, which was originally aired on NBC on November 20, 2013.  The cast recording portion starts at around 24:40.

You can also see photos from the sessions here, here and here.

NEW-CoverSee the tracklist for Paul McCartney’s upcoming album, some of which were recorded at Avatar Studios (original article).  The album was released October 15th.

Liner Notes

boardwalk_empire_soundtrack_pBoardwalk Empire’s soundtrack Volume 2 just came out, most of which were recorded at Avatar – see original article.

Here is another article in Mix magazine October 2013 issue.

Bruno Mars tracked their upcoming album Unorthodox Jukebox in Studio A, B and W with producer Mark Ronson and engineer Alan O’Connell assisted by Bob Mallory and Tyler Hartman.

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