Monthly Archives: February 2008

Ennio Morricone’s Grammy Award

I haven’t posted an update in a while because I have been way too busy working on Michael Hardie‘s new record, however many things have happened since I started recording that record back in December in good ol’ Texas.Most notably TWO (not one!) of the tracks from the Sony Classical CD “We All Love Ennio Morricone” were nominated for a Grammy Award in the same “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” category (which might sound a little strange since the album came out on Sony Classical, but whatever).

Metallica and Bruce Springsteen were the two artists whose tribute to Ennio on this great CD were nominated and ultimately Springsteen‘s song snatched the award from Rush, Satriani, Vai and Metallica themselves. The full list of nominees and winners can be seen here.

Unfortunately these two were not the tracks I was involved in (I recorded and mixed the track featuring Eumir Deodato and Daniela Mercury), nevertheless I feel honored to have participated in such a great tribute record and in paying tribute to such a grand composer and I want to wish Morricone all the best for an Award that is thoroughly deserved!

Marc Urselli in O’Reilly Digital Media

I recently mixed a song for “The Desert Mothers”, a project by west coast musician Spencer Critchley. This song was recorded and mixed using exclusively the service with musicians from everywhere in the country submitting their tracks online. I too received the files and submitted my mixes online.

An article published in O’Reilly Digital Media by Spencer Critchley himself describes the entire process and highlights the advantages of the eSession platform.

Mentions of me are on page 7 and 8.

The finished product is also available for listening and purchase at The Desert Mothers‘ website. You can buy a download of the track or you can buy an enhanced CD (including instrumental and ac-cappella mixes, chord charts, lyrics and art) from