Live Recording Sessions

Kim Cass, Noah Preminger and Elan Mehler



One day in the studio.
One hand-cut, mastered lacquer.


Experience a live studio recording session at the heart of Newvelle, Eastside Sound in New York City. You'll spend the day with world class musicians in the studio as they record a completely new project and partake in a recording master class with Marc Urselli, GRAMMY Award–winning mixing and recording engineer.

Following the day in the studio, every participant will receive one hand-cut lacquer sent to them of the fully mastered tracks recorded that day. A priceless record unavailable for sale, these lacquer are each hand-cut by Newvelle’s mastering engineer in a delicate process that etches the audio-signal-modulated groove onto the surface of a special lacquer-coated disc.


Eastside Sound is an intimate studio in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side. Space is very limited—only a handful of participants will be able to attend each session. Live Recording Sessions are $2,000 per participant or $3,500 for two participants. For parties larger than two, please contact us.

Each Live Recording Session includes:

  • Attendance at one Live Recording Session at Eastside Sound in NYC
  • One priceless, hand-cut lacquer of the day’s recording (fully mastered)
  • Recording, mixing, and mastering master class by Marc Urselli, GRAMMY Award-winning mixing and recording engineer
  • Catered meals, snacks, and wine reception


9am - 10am: Catered breakfast.
10am - 2pm: Musicians record and participants either join in the control room or in the live room with headphones where they can see the action up close and hear everything the musicians are hearing.
2pm - 3pm: Catered lunch with the musicians.
3pm - 4pm: Mixing and recording engineer master-class with Marc Urselli.
Marc will give an hour demonstration as he mixes one song and describes his mixing technique with examples of rough mixes, mixes, and masters played through his world class ADAM monitors.
4pm - 8pm: Wine reception and light hors d’oeuvres.
This marks the formal end of the day, but participants are welcome to stay while Marc continues to mix the record with input from the musicians and guests.



Upcoming Dates

September 4th, 2019
Rufus Reid's Out Front Trio featuring Steve Allee & Duduka Da Fonseca

Iconic bassist Rufus Reid, brings his Out Front trio for a Newvelle Live Session. Having worked together for decades, this trio recorded with the Sirius Quartet Rufus's masterful record Terrestrial Dance for Newvelle’s Second Season. A chance to listen up close and personal to an incomparable working unit and a legendary pillar of jazz history.

Rufus Reid
September 5th, 2019
Noah Preminger, Kim Cass, & Elan Mehler


Noah Preminger, last year’s winner of Downbeat Magazine’s “Rising Star, Best Tenor Saxophonist” is the only artist to have led two different sessions on Newvelle Records. Here he joins bassist Kim Cass who collaborated on “Preminger Plays Preminger” and with Newvelle label head Elan Mehler on piano.

Noah Preminger
September 6th, 2019
Frank Kimbrough, Chris Tordini, & Francisco Mela


An all-star trio of Newvelle alumni: Frank, Chris and Francisco have each led their own celebrated records for Newvelle—Meantime, Midnight Sun, and Ancestros respectively. With three of the most respected and sought after musicians in New York City, this is bound to be a special day.

Francisco Mela
September 7th, 2019
Andy Zimmerman, Thomas Morgan, & Elan Mehler


Andy Zimmerman led one of the most critically lauded releases on Newvelle, Half Light. Thomas Morgan is perhaps the most universally beloved and respected bassists working today. In 2018, he collaborated on Steve Cardenas’s Newvelle release Charlie & Paul. Elan and Andy worked together on Elan’s first record, 2007’s Scheme For Thought released on Brownswood Records, and have subsequently performed together around the world.

Thomas Morgan
September 8th, 2019
Becca Stevens & Elan Mehler


Becca Stevens is one of the biggest stars in the jazz world today. Headlining festivals all over the world, her last album Regina was released to rapturous reviews from major publications worldwide. Elan and Becca have a long working history together, collaborating on Elan’s 2009 release The After Suite and performing throughout Europe and NYC.

Becca Stevens






Marc Urselli and Lou Holtzman (owner East Side Sound) | ©Paul Yanshyshyn