Saxophonist John Doheny was born in Seattle Washington in 1953 but has spent much of his adult life in Canada, primarily in Vancouver and Toronto. After early experiences accompanying strippers in bars and cabarets he became a professional R&B sideman in the late 1970s, touring and recording with artists both prominent and obscure. In 1991 he returned to Vancouver and began a program of intense musical study, both in academe (Vancouver Community College, the University of British Columbia) and in the more informal area of performance. He asserts that "all human intercourse is either an opportunity to learn or to teach. Everything that I know about jazz performance (to the extent that I know anything at all) I owe to those players, teachers and students who have suffered to share the bandstand and the teaching studio with me." Since 2003, Mr. Doheny has been a permanent resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, but makes every effort to spend summers in Canada because "it's too damn hot down here then."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More Colleen Savage Session Pics.

Received an e-mail from Colleen a few days ago. She's back in Vancouver and delighted with the ruffs, and has struck a deal with Tim Stambaugh at Word of Mouth to do final mixes long distance. This isn't really as weird as it sounds, since Tim's rough mixes tend to be pretty close to 'finals' quality anyway. What Colleen walked out of there with at 8:00p.m. Feb. 5th would pass muster as a finished product in many quarters. Additional 'fixes' will consist mostly of just basic cleanups of things like cymbal-wash, compression and 'normalizing' of levels across the track spectrum. I remember finishing the final mix on "Profs of Pleasure:vol. 2." and driving home across the Crescent City Connection bridge listening to it, and being quite surprised at the difference. It wasn't anything overt or obvious. Just a much greater clarity to the final product.

Anyway, here's a few more pics from the session:

The board
Playing peep-eye behind the b-3
Some of Tim's microphone collection.

Geoff Clapp does the Eddie Van Halen.

Colleen Savage/John Doheny.

If you've seen the tv series "Treme," you've seen this studio. It's where Steve Zahn's "DJ Davis" character (based on real New Orleans "character" Davis Rogan) records his parody version of "Shame, Shame, Shame." Studio owner Tim Stambaugh described the Treme crew as "lighting the place up so it looked like a souvenier shop," but as you can see here, it sorta kinda really does look like that.
Colleen Savage in the vocal booth.

Jesse Mcbride in the piano booth.

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