Ben Elliott

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Ben Elliott is an American record producer, audio engineer and co-owner of Showplace Studios in Dover, New Jersey, United States. He has been the chief engineer at Showplace since its opening in 1991. Over the years he has worked with and assisted top producer/engineers such as Rob Fraboni, Jason Corsaro, Andy Wallace, and Eddie Kramer.

His own record label, American Showplace Music, has released material by Bruce Katz, Akiko Tsuruga, Bob DeVos, Alexis P. Suter, Vanessa Collier, John Ginty, Sean Chambers, The Andy T Band, and Todd Wolfe.[1]

Recording career[edit]

Elliott has recorded, mixed and produced artists for over 20 years. He is known for his expertise in diverse musical genres, having recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards (for whom he recorded and mixed "You Win Again," featured on Timeless, the Grammy-winning all-star tribute to Hank Williams, among other projects). Elliott has also recorded and/or mixed albums for Leslie West and Mountain, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Savoy Brown, Jack Bruce, Rory Gallagher among others.[2]

Blues[edit]

In the blues genre, he has made records with Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Jay Hooks, Paul Oscher, Sean Chambers, and Bob Margolin.[2]

Jazz[edit]

Elliott has also worked with jazz artists including Grady Tate, Sonny Fortune and Louis Hayes, and mixed a series of Live at the Blue Note albums. He has worked with R&B musicians Ben E. King, Houston Person, Jerry Jermont, Bill Easley, Bernard Purdie and Wilbur Bascomb, among others, and contemporary bands such as Clutch, Robert Randolph, and the Henry Rollins Band.

Selected credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Showplace Music". Usa.jazznearyou.com. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Ben Elliott - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Jay Hooks: Jay Hooks". All About Jazz. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ ""Guitarist Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago." – Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY". Seanchambers.com. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

Other sources[edit]

  • Birnbaum, C (2000, November). "The Music Man", New Jersey Monthly