WELCOME to Our Music & Recent Studio Sessions Page!
Listen to some tracks from recent recording and mixing projects here at our studio in Phoenix, AZ: Please take a moment and give a listen to some of the sample tracks posted below. You'll find there's something musically for everyone, and it's a great way to get a feel for our studio's sound and the depth and scope of our mixing capabilities. Thanks to all our producers & musicians -- have fun!
George Benson Asked Us to Transfer His Entire 24 Track Music Archive to Digital. We just finished a huge analog tape to digital transfer project here at Lamont Audio, for the one-and-only George Benson. There were 80 reels of 24-track sessions, 40+ miles of tape, amounting to over 24 hours of really great music, recorded over the years at some of the best recording studios in the world. A fantastic listening experience with one of the greatest recording artists ever! Check out the photo below:
"McArthur Park" - Tribute to Hal Blaine session with music by Jay Maynes (Juan Oskar) and percussionist Michael Kravitz. Recently we recorded a session with percussionist Michael Kravitz paying tribute to his late uncle and world-famous drummer, Hal Blaine. Jay Maynes did all the music. Enjoy the video below captured during the session.
"Down On The 64" - A New Album by GreyWolf
GreyWolf recently completed their long-awaited album here in the studio! Below are just a few samples from their album titled: "Down On The 64." The CD has now been released.
PLAY SAMPLES BELOW
Down On The 64 (L. Clark)
Harmed And Dangerous (M. Mitchell)
Walking On Red Dirt (L. Clark)
Crazy 'Bout That Woman (M. Mitchell)
Love Was On My Mind (M. Mitchell)
Looks And Feels Like Home (M. Mitchell)
DOWN ON THE 64 LINER NOTES: TITLE: Down on the 64 by GreyWolf Deanna Meeks - Bass Marty Mitchell - Guitar Larry Clark - Guitar Garry Bruzzese - Drums
"202020" - A New Album by Steve Tussey
Steve Tussey - Singer, Storyteller & Musician: We're excited to share with you a few samples from Steve's newest album "202020", 20 songs to help us lighten the load from 2020. The album has now been released and everyone loves it. You can get to know Steve and all his music through his website at stevetussey.com
PLAY SAMPLES BELOW
Waiting To Feel Good
One Good Shot
No Friend of Mine
Didn't I Say Goodbye
Check out Steve's website for much more info.
Sandy Lamont: Producer/Engineer/Musician
Some New Music from Lamont Audio: While the studio has been closed recently during CV, Sandy has been working on some of his own projects. We hope you enjoy the covers and new renditions of some great songs by The Byrds, The Beau Brummels, Judy Collins, Roy Lanham and others. Just FYI, if you need "more than an engineer" on YOUR next recording project, Sandy could also be available to produce, play or sing on your tracks, too. Enjoy!
PLAY SAMPLES BELOW
Tell Me Why
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Here Without You
A Smooth One
HERE WITHOUT YOU: I always loved the Byrds first album but playing in top 40 bands I got tired of playing Tambourine man and Feel a whole better. For TBT i recorded my favorite cut from that album. Thanks to Joe Morris for the drumming.
WAVE: Wave by Jobim is a jazz ''101'' tune John Hesterman and myself used to use as a set open/ close/ talk over song. I thought it might be a good filler tune if I ever did a jazz cd, so I had Joe Morris lay a drum track over our ''computer'' drummer. After he left I realized he had played the bass drum at the back of the bar leaving hits uncovered by the bass part on the track(a mortal production sin) so I went about creating a bass line that would just cover his kick. It was a very strange backwards bass part for my 73 year old brain to comprehend but when it was finished is was magical. To ad to the serendipity I dropped my pick on the pass I used for the final guitar take giving it chicken pick in' feel. My favorite thing is cross breeding genres and this is a jazz/funk/country thing. Sorry for the length but I was having fun ... keeps me from going Covid crazy. thanks to Joe Morris for drums and Juan Oscar (Jay Maynes) for the keys.
WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES: In the 70s and 80s I was blessed ... making a good living playing music in local lounges 7 nights a week. Every night I would scream out pop tunes at 100db+. At the end of a 4or5 hour gig I would come home and attempt to decompress by putting on some folk music. One of my favorites was a song on a Judy Collins album ''Who Knows Where the Time Goes'' by Sandy Denny. This track gives me a chance to play some keys ... not my main instrument. Thanks to Joe Morris for a great drum track.
TELL ME WHY: CV has the studio shuttered so I've been finishing up some of my own projects. This first song is a rearrangement of the Beau Brummels third hit ... it barely made it on the charts ... band mates didn't dig it especially when I said I don't want to do it like record. Thanks to John Rickard on steel and Joe Morris on drums.
A SMOOTH ONE: In the early 60's I was in South California in surf band learning all The Ventures records. After the first 4 records Dolton (the Ventures label) released a ''jazz'' recording by Roy Lanham. I looked at the cover and he was playing a Fender Jazzmaster so I bought album. I took it home put it on and fell in love with his playing. However when I tried to learn the tunes I realized they were way over my head. About 10 years ago I began a ''bucket list'' quest to learn what he was doing back then. After some lessons with Chris Champion and Stan Sorenson my ears started to open up and could start trying to play some of that album. Here is one my favorites of his called ''A Smooth One'' by Benny Goodman. I'm no Roy but hopefully I've captured some of his ''vibe''. I'm no jazz player but I am ''under the influence '' maybe blowing a .03 or so. Thanks to Joe Morris for the drum work and JuanOskar JayMaynes for organ.
Hello to All Arizona Songwriters, Musicians, Singers and Music Producers from Lamont Audio, PHX. The Current Date in the Recording Studio Is: Friday March 31, 2023. Call us at 602-292-8380 to check on available studio times for your next project.