Clifford Lamb Records Live to Two-Tracks at United Recording

Photo by David Goggin. Pictured in United Studio A is pianist and composer Clifford Lamb seated at the Steinway grand piano Clifford Lamb, and standing (L-R) are Henry Franklin, bass; Michael Clark, score supervisor and associate producer; Herlin Riley, drums; Jeffrey Weber, producer; Clark Germain, recording engineer/mixer; and Edwin Livingston, bass.

Grammy award-winning producer Jeffrey Weber has returned to United Recording Studios in Hollywood with jazz luminary Clifford Lamb. The celebrated jazz pianist/composer from the SF Bay Area has recorded six albums with Weber, mostly at United.

Grammy and Emmy-award winning engineer, Clark Germain, is the engineer of choice for Weber. Weber and Germain have been working together for over thirty years, primarily in the live to two-track or live to multitrack formats. Their preferred recording process is live, with no mixing, editing or overdubbing. "I prefer to capture a live performance, rather than manufacture one," says Weber. "I feel that live recording is sonically excellent, emotionally dramatic, and financially practical. Performers have to be confident in their art and fearless in the performance of their art.  As you might imagine, this manner of recording is not for everyone."

Lamb and Weber's choice of musicians for their two-track sessions at United is an assemblage of jazz luminaries, from Cindy Blackman Santana, Christian McBride, Buster Williams, Herlin Riley, Henry Franklin, Edwin Livingston, Carl Allen, Peter Erskine, Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Escoffery, Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison. Familiar contemporary stalwarts include Rhonda Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Tariqh Akoni, Anacron, Alex Brown, Scott Maya and Laura Vall, among many others.

"As Clifford is a pianist, the choice of pianos is crucial to him," Weber explained. "We went to a number of top tier studios to audition their pianos, and the Steinway at United was Clifford's clear choice. I was delighted, as I had been using United as my studio 'home' since the late 70's. The large rooms, built properly, with the extensive collection of classic and rare mics and outboard gear made United a logical choice for us." 

Recording engineer Clark Germain added, "Working in these classic rooms at United Recording is always such a pleasure. Not only are they two of my favorite rooms on the planet acoustically, but the unparalleled microphone selection gives me an abundance of the tools that I need."

Clifford Lamb's new album "Lamb Chops" is on the Weberworks Entertainment Group label, home to all of Lamb's previous recordings. Projected release date: March 15, 2023.

Learn more about Clifford Lamb: cliffordlambmusic.com/
Learn more about Jeffrey Weber: facebook.com/jeffrey.weber.39

More info: unitedrecordingstudios.com/