Vocal Music Production Case Study

Composer Roger Frankham’s “Manhattan Project” EP Production – A Case Study

Composer/guitarist Roger Frankham commissioned us to write some arrangements for his songs, then produce master recordings with live musicians in a studio. We asked Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano to participate in the project, which they did with supreme professionalism.

We wrote structured arrangements for vocals with sax and rhythm.

Personnel

  • Vocals – Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano “I Know Your Heart Like the Back of My Hand”, “Our Song
  • Eric Comstock – “I’m a Bach’lor”
  • Barbara Fasano – “Remembering”
  • Harry Allen – sax
  • Ross Patterson – piano
  • Jon Burr – bass
  • Alvester Garnett – drums
  • Arranged and produced by Jon Burr
  • Music by Roger Frankham (lyricist listed with titles below)
  • Recorded at John Kilgore Sound, NYC September 2016
  • Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf Mastering

I Know Your Heart Like the Back of My Hand (Lyrics by Bruce Brown)

Our Song (Lyrics by Bruce Brown)

I’m A Bach’lor (Eric Comstock, Lyrics by Bruce Brown)

Remembering (Barbara Fasano, Lyrics by Bruce Brown)

About Jon Burr

Jon Burr is a composer, arranger, producer, recording engineer, bandleader, bassist, and educator from Yonkers, NY.. and a Finale user since 1996. As owner/operator of Arranger for Hire, he serves music arranging and production customers from around the world. A veteran touring bassist, his performance credits include Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eartha Kitt, Rita Moreno, The Hot Swing Trio, Stephane Grappelli and many others. Arranging customers have included the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Chilean Astronomy Society, The Milpitas Community Concert Band, The Honey Taps, The Montclair Kimberly Academy’s annual musical, and many others. He writes for and leads his own ensembles, including the Jon Burr Quintet. His arrangements for Swedish YouTube artist Kim Andersson have received over 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.