Bob Karty

This list is in reverse chronological order and includes both performing and engineering credits.

Ray Obiedo, ‘Latin Jazz Project vol. 1’ (2016) – mastering engineer

Tom Graf, ‘Wish You Were Here’ (2016) – mastering engineer

Ray Obiedo, ‘There Goes That’ (2014) – mastering engineer

Ritmos Unidos, ‘Ritmos Unidos’ (2014) – mastering engineer

‘Salsa de la Bahia, Vol 1’ (2013) – piano on 4 tracks

The first of a two-volume anthology of Afro-Cuban music in the San Francisco Bay Area, this 2-CD set includes four tracks from three CDs I’ve recorded with La Moderna Tradición, Candela, and Anthony Blea y su Charanga.

Ritmos Unidos, ‘Funklorico’ (2012) – mastering engineer

Jorge Alabe, ‘Cantigas e Ritmos dos Orixas’ (2011) – recording engineer (vocals), mix engineer, mastering engineer

Music of the Afro-Brazilian religion Condomblé, featuring the singing and drumming of master Brazilian musician Jorge Alabé. Produced by Michael Spiro.

The Latin Jazz Collective, ‘Que Sorpresa’ (2010) – mastering engineer

The debut release from the excellent Latin Jazz big band at Indiana University’s renowned Jacobs School of Music.  Led by Michael Spiro (who also produced the recording), professor of world percussion at I.U., it’s a really tight, swinging band. Very impressive.

VW Brothers, ‘Muziek’ (2010) – recording engineer (piano overdubs for two songs, played by David K Mathews)

SF Jazz Collective, ‘Live 2009’ – recording engineer

I recorded the Collective’s March 2009 tour for this 2-CD set in Vancouver, BC, Yakima, WA, Eugene, OR, Chico, CA, and San Francisco, working with house sound engineer Bill Wynn. Mixed by Jeff Cressman, and released on SFJazz’ in-house label. The all-star band: Joe Lovano, Miguel Zenon, Dave Douglas, Robin Eubanks, Renee Rosnes, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland.

Shanna Carlson, ‘Lost In Your Eyes’ (2009) – piano on tracks 9, 10, and 12

Tanaóra, ‘Dia Real’ (2009) – co-leader, co-producer, piano, keyboards, co-arranger, background vocals; recording engineer (many overdubs!), editing

For more information and sound clips, click here.

Edgardo & Candela, ‘Celebrando 20 Años’ (2008) – piano

Elspeth Savani & Orchestra Zarabanda, ‘Gallo Que Canta’ (2007) – mix engineer, recording engineer (some overdubs), editing

This debut release by singer Elspeth Savani and her charanga group earned her a nomination for Best Emerging Artist by Earshot Jazz in Seattle, and received great reviews by and Latin Beat magazine. Produced by Michael Spiro.

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, ‘En Canto’ (2006) – piano, background vocals, recording engineer, mix engineer, co-producer

My first release as engineer and coproducer as well as performer, this is LMT’s third CD and the first featuring our new lineup and contemporary sound. Bruce Polin of described it as ‘some of the finest danzón-charanga dance material anywhere….Gorgeous.’ Recorded and mixed entirely at my home studio. For more information and sound clips, click here.

Anthony Blea y Su Charanga, ‘Virgen de la Caridad’ (2004) – piano

Debut release by Latin-violin virtuoso Anthony Blea. I played in his band from 1996-2002.

Avance, ‘Seguimos’ (2003) – piano

This CD was nominated for a California Music Award. Co-led by Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo, Avance is one of the top salsa bands in the Bay Area.

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, ‘Goza Conmigo’ (2000) – piano

Second album from La Moderna Tradición, featuring original songs and arrangements along with interpretations of classic Cuban danzones.

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, ‘Danzonemos’ (1998) – piano, background vocals

Debut release from La Moderna Tradición, an 11-piece charanga orchestra specializing in classic Cuban danzón.

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