A Grammy win for engineering Cécile McLorin Salvant's "Dreams and Daggers"

I won a Grammy for my role in engineering this beautiful jazz double album!  I recorded it live at the Village Vanguard in September 2016 alongside my often partner in crime, Todd Whitelock. It was an amazing three nights of jazz bliss.  Cécile on vocals, Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on bass and Lawrence Leathers on drums.  This project was recorded at 24/96 for the ultimate in resolution. It was released on Mack Avenue Records on CD, vinyl and HD digital download.

This album netted the 2018 Grammy for "Best Jazz Vocal Album"!




If you’re hoping for Waltz For Debby and Sunday at The Village Vanguard sonics here, don’t worry, you get them and more . . . It’s quite a remarkable engineering job by Damon Whittemore and Todd Whitelock . . . Yes, the sound more than favorably compares with those famous Bill Evans albums. You’re in the club with Cécile and her trio and it’s a place you’ll want to be!
— Michael Fremer for AnalogPlanet
The best-sounding new album [of 2017] is also the best, period: Cecile McLorin Salvant’s “Dreams and Daggers” . . . The engineering was by Damon Whittemore and Todd Whitelock, and this is one of the best-sounding live-at-the-Vanguard albums in years.
— Fred Kaplan for Stereophile