Chris Cheek tracking at Supertone Records Studio. Photo by Marzena Ostromecka © 2015

Chris Cheek is an American jazz saxophonist and has worked as a sideman on more than sixty albums in his career. He has been band leader of four critically acclaimed solo albums: he chose to record his sixth at Supertone Records.

Chris currently lives in New York and put a band together for his dates in Spain consisting of Jorge Rossy (drums), David Soler (pedal steel), Steve Cardenas (guitar) and the enigmatic Jaume Llombart (multi-instrumentalist but in this case bass).

Simon Campbell, who engineered the session, wrote an article on his blog about the session - it's a good read!

Following the recording, Chris said:

"As the name implies, that's exactly what you get at Supertone Studios!

Simon and Suzy's dynamic mix of top quality microphones and state of the art recording gear coupled with an incredible audio console and a spacious, great sounding live room all add up to a superb recording experience.

In relaxed and comfortable surroundings, you can do what you go there to do.. play and record good music without distractions. Being such kind and professional people and in a charming and subtle way, Suzy and Simon provide an environment that's very conducive to creative work.

When you're ready to roll, they're ready with you… when you need a break, their humor and hospitality is refreshing and energizing.

Being experienced, seasoned musicians themselves, Simon and Suzy have naturally cultivated a wonderful balance of living and working through the rhythm of the day. They've refined and simplified the technical side of things so you can just focus on the music and enjoy an inspiring atmosphere.

Supertone Studios is a real oasis, unlike anything you'll find elsewhere. Whether you're having a coffee in their modern kitchen, sitting around the table in the big, airy dining room or outside by the pool chasing one of their adorable hounds, you'll feel right at home. It's all part of the magic of that hidden and beautiful place, nestled in a rugged landscape under an open sky. Making music becomes an extension of being there."