The Canadian saxophone player Peter van Huffel enters our studio with his trio “Gorilla Mask” for two days to record a new album. Free Jazz with Punk Rock Sound!
For the recording of their summer song the team of Sat. 1 Frühstücksfernsehen is guest at Blackbird Music Studio today. Alina Merkauand Matthias Killing, two of the presenters, give their best at vocals and Hammond B3. Their Christmas song, also recorded with us last year, went straight into the iTunes charts. We’re crossing fingers for the same success of the summer song! Here you can watch the feature on the website of Sat. 1.
One and a half weeks ago Anna Loos, Sasha and Thomas Hermanns visited Blackbird Music Studio for the recording of the opening song of the 50th Golden Camera Award which took place last Saturday. Under the musical direction of Marian Lux we also recorded the basic tracks for this very song in the beginning of February.
Jazz clarinet player Rolf Kühn recorded his upcoming album for MPS/Edel at Blackbird Music Studio last week. On guitar Ronny Graupe, on bass Johannes Funk, on drums Christian Lillinger. We filmed the recordings and we are looking forward to present the finished EPK very soon.
For the recording of his new EP „Journeys #2“ singer/songwriter Jim Kroft visited us. Together with guitarist Ben Barritt, bassist Lucas Dietrich, drummer Dan Telander and producer Dan Cox he laid down the basic tracks of six songs at the studio. We are big fans of Jim’s work and we were very lucky to work with him. It was a great time and we are looking forward to the next possible cooperation!
Since April we have been working on singer/songwriter Erik Penny‘s new album. Six songs were mixed at Blackbird Music Studio, two of them, namely “High As A Ghost” and “Springtime”, were recorded here. On October 24th “Heart Bleed Out” will hit the stores. If you want to learn more about Erik’s fourth studio album, watch the electronic press kit that was also produced by us.
In the last three days we worked with the Berlin composer and piano player Max Doehlemann and the great musicians of his “Azur” project with Christian Schantz on bass, Martin Fonfara on drums plus the two Israeli artists Hadass Pal Yarden (vocals) and Yaniv Ovadia (vocals, saz). The project is about the musical connection between Berlin, Istanbul and Jerusalem. Blue Note meets oriental tonality and shows the variety of the Turkish-Jewish and Kurdish-Jewish music tradition. At the studio eight songs were recorded, three of them were captured on camera.
Together with Lionel Haas (p), Patrick Farrant (g) and Martin Lillich (b), drummer Torsten Zwingenberger has started the project BERLIN 21. In November 2013 the band recorded the songs for their debut album “CAPITAL LETTERS” on two days at Blackbird Music Studio. The record will be released by Blackbird Music on May 16th, 2014. It will include a bonus DVD that features the complete recording sessions. This is the album teaser:
Thelonious Sphere Monk Jr., drummer, singer and son of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, visited the Blackbird Music Studio. Together with Lorenz Kellhuber on the piano and Hans-Dieter Lorenz on the bass he played a spontaneous session in our large recording room. On top he told amazing stories from his career as a musician and shared his memories of his famous father. It truly was a great experience for the whole Blackbird Music team! Of course, we did film and record everything. Stay tuned for what will come out of it!
Blackbird Music Studio begins the New Year with a classical production. For Brewer International we take care of the sound and video recordings of numerous classical singers the whole weekend. We are very happy to work with David Lee Brewer, vocal coach of Beyoncé Knowles, Frida Gold, Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child) and many more great artists.