Mixing and Mastering for Ambient Jazz Ensemble – Colin Baldry’s uplifting Jazz, Classical, Electronic Music ensemble

Ambient Jazz Ensemble

Colin Baldry, the genius behind the Ambient Jazz Ensemble, first approached me to mix the 2014 album Suite Shop. Starting with that one, I’ve now mixed five albums for Colin. They are all fabulous, especially AJE and Aura (You can find the entire catalogue here: https://linktr.ee/ambientjazzens!) They feature a plethora of amazing musicians, and some very clever writing on Colin’s part. It’s complicated music which is very easy to listen to! And it’s always beautifully recorded, which makes mixing a pleasure of course.

I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

New single! Out 17th May 2024, mixed and mastered by me…

Colin says of the track:

“I’ve forever been a fan of the perfect angel Minnie Riperton, Rotary Connection & particularly the arranging & production genius of Charles Stepney. Released in 1971, I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun has become the project’s most iconic track. Lyrically it harnesses the freedom of being alive, the essence of the human spirit & the beauty of the natural world. My version attempts to reflect the lyrics’ wonder of humanity & nature, & as such I’ve attempted a large scale arrangement & a faster tempo to make it as celebratory as possible.
The track features vocals by Donna Gardier. Donna embraced my vision & took it to the next level, not only with her interpretation of Minnie Riperton’s original performance but with a soulful vocal arrangement & addition of gospel choir backing vocals.” Listen/Stream: https://hereandnow.ampsuite.com/releases/links?id=74

London Fields

The latest album is the fabulous “London Fields”. This time I have also mastered it. Here it is on Bandcamp (also available on the usual streaming services!)

Two tracks (below) from the album were released as teasers; Locked features fabulous vocals by Lynsey Ward…

2nd Track Released: Locked – NEW VIDEO!

Colin says:

“George has mixed 5 albums for Ambient Jazz Ensemble, the fact that I go back to him each time is testament to the consistent sonic quality & painless process in dealing with a 14 piece ensemble & large track count. Over the last 10 years we have built a great working relationship, George is my 2nd pair of ears & I have come to trust his judgement more than my own.

©2024 Copyright George Shilling 2024. All rights reserved. Website by OX1.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?