Grammy nominated contemporary jazz mallet artist/clinician for the Ludwig-Musser Company. Owner of Good Vibes Sound Studio. Can add quality vibes and marimba parts to your music. Also available to Mix and Master.
Multi-Grammy nominated contemporary mallet artist - Vibraphone and Marimba
Excellent reader, Berklee College Grad - Excellent Improviser
Has own recording studio - Can add to your tracks or Mix and Master.
Percussion also available - Electronic or Acoustic.
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Interview with Jerry Tachoir
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: All of my recordings. Visit www.avitajazz.com, They are all recorded extremely well and each is unique.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new Duo project - Vibes and Piano
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. My instrument, vibes, records so well in the digital format. Tends to distort analogue recording tape.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: As I said, I'm professional and will give you my absolute best, and I expect the same from you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What track do you need - preferably all that you have. Either in a stereo format or stems.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm too serious. Nah! I like to have fun too. Let's do a project together - it will be great.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What exactly are you looking for and what format will you deliver the files to me and what format do you want it back.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be professional. I'm not going to write your music - know what you want and be prepared. I'm very serious and professional. You will get the best from me, I expect the same from you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Vibes, Marimba, Piano, Computer with interface and Mics
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Graduated Berklee in 1976. Been a touring and recording artist all my life
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, Contemporary. Mellow Vibes sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chick Corea - He is just such a talent and exact.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overplay.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Mainstream Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Jazz Improvisation and music reading
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Ability to not overplay and leave space. Add tasteful fills and chords
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Add musical lines to already recorded music or take improvised solo on sections of just sweeten the music with vibes and marimba.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Dedicated space - Good Vibes Sound Studio. Tascam DM4800 digital console. Run Logic Pro X, Have Many Audio Technica Mics and many others such as Shure SM58, SM47,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chick Corea - piano, Bill Evans - piano, Gary Burton - vibes Pat Metheny - guitar
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Add Vibes and Marimba parts to enhance sound and finish a project