I recorded my first session at L. Brown Recording. The piano is glorious. It's a rebuilt 1881 nine-foot Steinway D Centennial Edition concert grand, painstakingly maintained by Marc Weinert. And the studio is in the Film Center Building in Hell's Kitchen, steps away from my home.
Louis knows what he's doing. He doesn't merely "roll tape." He is a producer who collaborates in the creative process, and the results are better for it. We recorded Schubert's Op. 90 Impromptus. Next up, either the Sonata in A Major, D. 664, or Debussy's Images, Book 1. We're targeting a CD release for the middle of next year.
Here is an interesting formula. 30 minutes of recorded music equate to 3 hours of studio time. That allows for discussion, listening back where appropriate, and multiple takes.