It's one thing to blow your own horn. It's another thing to hear what other people you've worked with say about you. Here's a couple of samples.
Jimi Calhoun has an incredible resume playing the bass, including names like Parliament-Funkadelic, Dr. John, Rare Earth, and Sly Stone. He recently authored a book on racial harmony titled "A Story of Rhythm and Grace", and we worked together on a CD to accompany the book. You can learn more about Jimi and his work at www.jimicalhoun.org.
During my music career I was fortunate to work with some very well known and creative producers and engineers such as Jerry Wexler (Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan), Tom Dowd (Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, Cream, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Sonny & Cher, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Herbie Mann, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin), Joel Dorn(Roberta Flack, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef, Willy DeVille, the Neville Brothers, Herbie Mann), Alby Galuten (Bee Gees), Richard Perry (The Beatles, Rod Stewart, The Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle, Martha Reeves, Art Garfunkel, The Temptations, DeBarge, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias/Willie Nelson, The Manhattan Transfer, Leo Sayer, Tiny Tim, Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Burton Cummings, Randy Travis, Donna Summer, Jeffrey Osborne).
That said if I were asked to name the producers/engineers that I enjoyed working with the most two names would come to mind: Keith Olsen, who was instrumental in guiding Fleetwood Mac's successful years, and Bryan Anderson.
Bryan may not be a household name, but my experience says that he is that good!
Flutist, composer, songwriter and producer Milton Davila and I have worked on several recording projects together and performed live together on several occasions. Milton has shared the stage with artists such as Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Torme, Victor Borge, Steve Allen, Tito Puente, Maureen McGovern, Dave Brubeck, Bob Mintzer, Mike Post and the Moody Blues. In addition he has performed for famous conductors such as Alexander Schneider, Woldermar Nelsson, Mistilav Rostropovich, Fruhbeck de Burgos, Krizysztof Penderecky, Sergio Commisiona and Stan Skrowaczewsky.
He has been the principal flute for Florida Symphonic Pops, the Miami City Ballet, Gold Coast Opera and Miami Zarzuela Orchestra. As a soloist has performed in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Milton is an incredibly versatile musician - equally at home playing classical, jazz, latin and pop music.
I have known Bryan Anderson for more than a decade and it has been an honor to work with him in so many different tasks in the music industry. In my experience throughout my musical career, I have not met many people as gifted and talented as Bryan. He is an outstanding composer, arranger, programmer, performer, recording engineer, producer, pianist and more.
More importantly, Bryan is an incredible human being.
It was a real privilege to work with Bryan. Not only is he a skilled and experienced audio engineer, producer and arranger, but he also has a way of bringing out the greatest strengths in the artists he works with. Bryan is skilled in communicating with musicians and his creative input was key in the success of the final production of “Safety in One”. Bryan is a very talented guy with a very humble spirit which made working with him a great joy and I was very pleased with the final product.
I would not hesitate to recommend Bryan as an audio engineer, producer or arranger.