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by Catherine Zachary

Department Recording Engineer, Jason Richmond, was the engineer for The Subject Tonight is Love by Kate McGarry, nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards! Jason has worked with Kate McGarry numerous times, and other top artists such as The Avett Brothers, Joe Henry, Branford Marsalis, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Bad Plus, and Shirley Caesar.

“This is my third record with Kate and we all felt this was a special one while in the studio. It’s nice that the outside world saw and recognized this.” -Jason Richmond

The JazzTimes reviewed The Subject Tonight is Love, saying,

“Across the balance of the album, the seamless, exquisitely crafted interplay of the three principals [Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz, and Gary Versace] evinces mutual, intertwined respect so powerful that it surely represents love, personal and professional, of the highest order.”

Read the full review below, and take a listen on iTunes.

Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace: The Subject Tonight Is Love (Binxtown)

Jason Richmond teaches recording courses to music majors and mentors the department’s recording engineers, passing along his real-world experiences to the next generation. This semester Richmond is teaching MUSC 261: Music Production II, available to music majors and only by permission. These students learn the intricacies of not only recording but all aspects of sound engineering. Richmond also advises the department’s 5 student engineers who record important department events.

Congratulations and good luck on Sunday, Jason!

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