Rebecca Martin: Here, the Same, But Different
RM: We had some major problems with the end result of this record and I had to have it remixed.
AAJ: Did you make them remix it or someone else?
RM: I made the decision. I could not pass the original mixes on to MAXJAZZ.
AAJ: Wild-ass guess. Was the first mix a huge Rebecca and an eensy teensy rest of the band?
RM: That is logical, but the problems with the sound were much more complicated then that. It was all wrong without going into detail. Steve Addabbo helped me coordinate another overdub and mixing session. James Farber saved the day once again. He did the same on Middlehope. Without his wonderful work, his openness to any situation, his patience, long hours and good humor - both of these records would not be what they are.
AAJ: Well, it sounds like you have a confluence of things that have come together for you here.
RM: Absolutely. I'm working with some of the best musicians and engineers a person could ever hope for. I've been able to work in the most wonderful studios on the East Coast. I've had many people over the years work very hard to help me realize my goal and navigate my career in this nutty business, and I've now found a wonderful, sophisticated label who supports me now in what I do.
AAJ: Anything you want to leave us with?
RM: I'm just really happy to be where I am right now, and am looking forward to many more recordings. I try not to look too far ahead, but I have to admit, the future of our music does excite me.
Visit Rebecca Martin on the web at www.rebeccamartin.com .