Tag Archives: jazz

Choice Cuts: Tony Dawsey on Urban Knights

Choice Cuts is a blog series where we ask the question all music obsessives love to answer: “What is your essential music?” This time it’s Tony Dawsey’s turn. He’s well known for mastering hip-hop classics, but not as many music fans know about Tony Dawsey mastering jazz. So the title Tony selected for his first […]

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Ask the Engineer: Randy Merrill on Managing the Bass In Your Jazz Mixes

Ask the Engineer is a new series here on the Masterdisk blog where our guys answer questions about music production. Our first “Ask the Engineer” question went to Tim Boyce. This time we had a question for Randy Merrill. Q: In your experience, what is the most common mix or recording issue you’ve seen in […]

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This Month in Masterdisk History: September (Part 1)

These little updates feature records from the past — some near, some far — that were mastered here at Masterdisk. Consider it a very random reminder of some records you might have forgotten about. Or, if you’re in a more heavy mindset, be amazed at how time flies!

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The Making of Ike Sturm’s Jazz Mass: Interviews with Ike Sturm and Randy Merrill

Ike Sturm is a bassist, composer and the Music Director for the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church (the “Jazz Church”) here in Manhattan. His remarkable Jazz Mass, a work for voices, strings and jazz ensemble, was commissioned by St. Peter’s, recorded in 2007-08 at Avatar Studios and mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk. For this post, The Masterdisk Record interviewed both Ike and Randy about the making of the album.

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