recording straight to tape
STELLA 1020 - A NEW RECORDING COMPANY
Stella 1020 was born out of the shared love for tape, a deep belief that music and listening should feel multisensory, and a passion to fight cancer.
TAPE MATTERS - SEE WHO AGREES
Stella 1020 is proud to see musicians educate the world on the power and feeling that only tape brings. See there artist partners below and purchase your master tape copy today.
"A voice that wails like a horn and whispers like a snake in the garden of eden" - Says NPR.
Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist / composer / bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, the late Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist / guitarist / bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she toured and recorded with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, Toshi Reagon and Rosanne Cash, among others, appearing on over 200 albums.
Catherine Russell lit up the room at Studio 47 on April 21, 2023. Captured straight to tape on 24 channels of pure analog perfection via Stella 1020's almost never used Otari MX-80. Mastered down via an incredible 1/2 inch 1/2 track modified Otari MTR-10 and finally a 1/4 inch master copy produced just for you. It's like she is in the room!
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"Blessed to have Adam with us. He brings such depth to our growing recording company." - Marco Argenti, Stella 1020 Co-Founder.
Deep Jazz & Blues fans have heard of Adam thats for sure. He first received national attention for his work with Tracy Chapman and then later on with Norah Jones. BUT! He himself is an incredible vocalist, lyricist and guitarist. We can't wait for you to become as hooked on Adam Levy as we are. Pre-order your master tape copy of Adam Levy & The Mint Imperials today!
Aaron is one of the best young talents in the Jazz scene today and will certainly be influential on tomorrow. Aaron has played in almost every Jazz club across the country, accompanied such greats as Esperanza Spalding and has been viewed as pushing the boundaries of Jazz itself.
"This is an album I must have in my collection, please let us know when it is available". - Jack North, attendee during Aaron's live straight to tape recording 10.14.2022