I finished the mastering for my new CD with the Jason Parker Quartet and I couldn’t be happier! I spent two afternoons with Mark Guenther of Seattle Disc Mastering watching him tweak dials and push buttons and still know next to nothing about the process. What I do know is that the disc sounds amazing! The instruments seem more balanced, the songs are all at the same level, and it sounds more like a band and less like 4 instruments playing at the same time.
Here is a sneak-peek at one of the mastered tracks. This is a tune called “Mance’s Dance” written by my friend and fellow Seattle trumpet player Tatum Greenblatt. It features my regular band, Josh Rawlings on piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums, plus our special guest Cynthia Mullis on tenor sax. I hope you dig it!