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Episode 12 – Leslie Ann Jones
Engineer, producer and mixer Leslie Ann Jones has been behind the board for everyone from Rosemary Clooney and Kronos Quartet to Herbie Hancock and Alice in Chains. As Director of Music Recording and Scoring for Skywalker Sound, she records scores for video games and feature films including Apocalypse Now, Requiem for a Dream and Happy Feet. A multiple Grammy Award winner inducted this year into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame for her achievements, Leslie Ann Jones is an Audio Icon of the first order.
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Episode 11 – Michael Graves
As one of the leading audio restoration and re-mastering specialists in music, Grammy-winning engineer Michael Graves works with a vast spectrum of projects, from classic jazz, world music and field recordings to obscure rock cult artists and legendary country originators, including Hank Williams. Pairing technical knowledge with a deep reverence for the legacy of these recordings, Michael Graves brings audio to life. Experience musical history on Storyophonic.
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Episode 10 – Lili Haydn
A classically trained violinist who has played with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Sting, Josh Groban and George Clinton’s P-Funk, an ethereal vocalist, and a notable singer-songwriter with a rich catalog of albums. Nominated in the New Age category for a 2019 Grammy with her group Opium Moon, Lili Haydn is also an accomplished film composer who scored, contributed songs and co-music supervised the new darkly sardonic indie film Driver X. Lili Haydn takes the wheel on Storyophonic.
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Episode 9 – Sue Fink
For 25 years, Angel City Chorale and Artistic Director Sue Fink have been bringing people together with their community-building world music concerts. Celebrating the spirit of diversity, they make music in a wide variety of musical styles and for everyone to enjoy. With their recent performances on America’s Got Talent, a huge television audience could experience this harmonious magic as well. Angel City Chorale founder artistic director and conductor Sue Fink leads the chorus on Storyophonic.
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Episode 8 – Jim Wilson
With his 10th album Remembrance: A Collection Of Cinematic Portraits, a #2 hit on the Billboard charts, composer and pianist Jim Wilson matches visual imagery to poignant melodies. In addition to his recording career, Jim is well known for bringing the piano into the 21St Century for artists like Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Billy Joel introducing new technologies. Hear about Jim’s musical odyssey from Texas to Los Angeles, as he shares the inspiration for his luminous compositions.
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Episode 7 – Sam Phillips & Eric Gorfain
With a rich catalog of releases, including her latest, World On Sticks, the songs and music of Sam Phillips entertained an immense audience on the famed television show Gilmore Girls. Her partner in music and life is Eric Gorfain, leader of the Section quartet; a brilliant player who has worked with artists like Beyonce, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Together, Sam and Eric create the sound of the television hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. They are in tune, in time and in tandem on Storyophonic.
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Episode 6 – Dina LaPolt
She’s been described as “a relentless advocate for creators rights,” who filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, with the signing of the Music Modernization Act, Dina LaPolt emerges victorious in her ongoing mission on behalf of songwriters. As Dina explains for us the changes inherent for worldwide creators in the new digital landscape, she reveals personal details of her journey from rocker to leading Hollywood Intellectual Property and Entertainment Lawyer.
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Episode 5 – Teresa James
Music from the roadhouse” is how Teresa James describes her music. With Teresa James and the Rhythms Tramps, she mines a rich vein of blues and roots influences informed with a gritty vocal prowess. Performing at concerts and festivals across the U.S., and on soundtracks and sessions, she is proof positive that timeless music and dedicated artists will always have an audience. You can hear it all on her latest release, Here in Babylon. Teresa James rips it up on Storyophonic.
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Episode 4 – Dave Bassett
With songs recorded by artists ranging from Shinedown to Josh Groban, Dave Bassett possesses an eclectic résumé. “Ex’s and Oh’s,” co-written and produced with Elle King, and the anthem “Fight Song,” co-written with Rachel Platten, have added substantially to his diverse portfolio. The Storyophonic team travels to Dave’s solar-powered studio high in the mountains above Malibu for an elevated look into the art and craft of this industrious and inventive songwriter, producer and musician.
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Episode 3 – Terence Blanchard
2018 USA Fellow and five time Grammy-winning composer, trumpeter and recording artist Terence Blanchard is a national treasure. His score, recorded with his quintet E-Collective and a 75-piece orchestra for the film BlackKkKlansman, bolsters the film’s devastatingly timely message. His latest Blue Note release with E-Collective, titled Live, reveals bitter frustration with these times juxtaposed with a healing emotional balm. Consciousness, conscience and commitment: Terence Blanchard goes deep.
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Episode 2 – AES Pro Audio Convention Special Edition
In this special AES Pro Audio Convention Edition, we feature conversation highlights with three prominent engineer/producers: 18-time Grammy winning Al Schmitt has worked on over 150 gold and platinum records with everyone from Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney; Ed Cherney’s credits include the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, and Greg Wells produced and mixed the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, the first No. 1 selling album of 2018. Join three masters of the craft in this very special episode.
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Episode 1 – ROSCOE & ETTA
Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze are celebrated songwriters and artists with vibrant solo careers – together, they have appropriated the names of a pair of antique guitars to create a shared musical persona as Roscoe & Etta as they explore a musical landscape of vibrant Americana, underscored by quirky electronica and on their self-titled debut.
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