Joe Ferla

Biography

Since 1971 Joe Ferla has engineered or produced hundreds of albums, that include all genres of music and ensembles, from acoustic jazz trios to seventy-piece orchestras.  He is the sound consultant for the award-winning Mastering Engineer, Greg Calbi at Masterdisk Studios, NYC.  Ferla engineered the innovative ABC television music show "Night Music" hosted by David Sanborn.  Ferla also mixed the "Much Music" television broadcast of Soul Asylum.

Some of Joe Ferla's Accomplishments Include:

-1995 Mix Magazine TEC Award Nominee for Outstanding Creative Achievement - Recording Engineer

-Engineered more than 10, Top Ten Albums - Billboard Jazz Chart and Pop Chart

-Produced and Engineered Roberta Flack's Number One Single "The Closer I Get To You"

-Classical Music Training from Mannes College of Music/Guitar

Joe Ferla Appears On:

Claudia Acuña - Wind from the South (2000) Engineer, Mixing
Claudia Acuña - Rhythm of Life (2002) Engineer, Mixing
Gabriela Anders - Wanting (1998) Mixing
Laurie Anderson - Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson... (2000) Engineer
Joey Baron - Raised Pleasure Dot (1993) Engineer
Joey Baron - Down Home (1997) Engineer, Mixing
Joey Baron - We'll Soon Find Out (2000) Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Darren Barrett - First One Up (1999) Engineer, Mixing
Darren Barrett - Deelings (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Fontella Bass - No Ways Tired (1995) Engineer
Django Bates - Autumn Fires (And Green Shoots) (1994) Engineer
Tim Berne - Diminutive Mysteries (1992) Engineer
Tim Berne's - Caos Totale Nice View (1993) Engineer
Tim Berne's - Bloodcount Memory Select (1996) Engineer
Brian Blade - Fellowship Perceptual (2000) Engineer, Mixing
John Blake - New Beginning (1988) Engineer
Carla Bley and Steve... - Duets: Carla Bley and Steve... (1988) Assistant Engineer
Don Braden - Organic (1995) Engineer
The Brecker Brothers - Return of the Brecker Brothers (1992) Mixing
Randy Brecker - Into the Sun (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Donald Brown - Send One Your Love (1992) Engineer
William S. Burroughs - Dead City Radio (1990) Engineer, Mixing
Uri Caine - Toys (1996) Engineer
Uri Caine - Trio Blue Wail (1999) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Uri Caine - Sidewalks of New York: Tin Pan... (1999) Engineer
Vinicius Cantuaria - Vinicius (2001) Recorder, Mixing Engineer
Lori Carson - Stars (1999) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Betty Carter - Betty Carter Album (1972) Engineer
Betty Carter - Audience With Betty Carter (1979) Engineer, Mixing
Betty Carter - Look What I Got (1988) Engineer
Betty Carter - Droppin' Things (1990) Engineer
Betty Carter - It's Not About the Melody (1992) Engineer
Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996) Engineer
James Carter - Real Quiet Storm (1994) Engineer
James Carter - Conversin' with the Elders (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Regina Carter - Motor City Moments (2000) Engineer, Mixing
Ron Carter - So What (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Cyrus Chestnut - Earth Stories (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Cyrus Chestnut - Blessed Quietness: Collection of... (1996) Engineer
Avishai Cohen - Colors [Bonus Tracks] (2000) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Avishai Cohen - Unity (2001) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Cold Sweat - Cold Sweat Plays J.B. (1989) Engineer
Holly Cole Trio - Blame It on My Youth (1991) Engineer, Mixing
Holly Cole - Treasure 1989-1993 (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Natalie Cole - Take a Look (1993) Engineer
Shawn Colvin - Holiday Songs and Lullabies (1998) Mixing
Lou Courtney - Buffalo Smoke (1976) Engineer
Randy Crawford - Abstract Emotions (1986) Engineer
Barbara Dennerlein - Outhipped (2000) Engineer, Mixing
Al DiMeola - World Sinfonia (1990) Engineer
Al DiMeola - DiMeola Plays Piazzolla (1990) Engineer
Angel Diamond & Crooks - More Where That Came From (1993) Engineer
Dave Douglas Sextet - In Our Lifetime (1994) Engineer
Dave Douglas - Charms of the Night Sky (1998) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Dave Douglas - Sextet Soul on Soul (2000) Engineer, Associate Producer
Dave Douglas - Witness (2001) Engineer, Associate Producer, Mixing, Recording
Dave Douglas - Infinite (2002) Engineer, Associate Producer
Ray Drummond - Excursion (1993) Engineer, Mixing
Eliane Elias - Solos & Duets (1994) Engineer
Eliane Elias - Everything I Love (2000) Recorder, Mixing
Eliane Elias - Best of Eliane Elias, Vol. 1:... (2001) Engineer, Mixing
The Evinrudes Evinrudes (1998) Mixing
Marianne Faithfull - Strange Weather (1987) Engineer, Mixing
Marianne Faithfull - Blazing Away (1990) Engineer, Mixing
Marianne Faithfull - Blazing Away [Video] (1990) Engineer, Mixing
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English/Strange Weather (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Marianne Faithfull - Perfect Stranger: The Island... (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Marianne Faithfull - Stranger on Earth: An Introduction (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Roberta Flack - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (1972) Producer
Roberta Flack - Roberta Flack (1978) Producer, Engineer
Roberta Flack - Softly With These Songs: The Best... (1993) Producer
Fool Proof - No Friction Engineer
Foreigner - Agent Provocateur (1984) Engineer
Foreigner - Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner... (2000) Engineer
Gavin Friday/Man Seezer - Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves (1989) Engineer, Mixing
Bill Frisell - Have a Little Faith (1992) Engineer
Bill Frisell - This Land (1992) Engineer
Bill Frisell/Elvin Jones... - With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Kenny Garrett - Black Hope (1992) Engineer
Allen Ginsberg - Lion for Real (1990) Engineer, Mixing
Mark Gross - Riddle of the Sphinx (2000) Engineer, Mixing
Jim Hall - Where Would I Be? (1971) Engineer
Craig Handy - Introducing Three for All & One (1993) Engineer
Winard Harper - Be Yourself (1994) Engineer
Tom Harrell - Labyrinth (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Tom Harrell - Paradise (2001) Engineer, Associate Producer, Mixing
Craig Harris & Tailgators... - Blackout in the Square Root of... (1987) Engineer
Stefon Harris/Jacky... - Kindred (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Donny Hathaway - Extension of a Man (1973) Engineer
Julius Hemphill - At Dr. King's Table (1997) Engineer, Editing, Mixing
Jennifer Love Hewitt - Let's Go Bang (1995) Engineer
Robin Holcomb - Rockabye (1992) Engineer, Mixing
Homer Erotic - Homerica the Beautiful (1999) Engineer, Mixing
George Howard - Steppin' Out (1984) Engineer, Mixing
Charlie Hunter Quartet - Ready...Set...Shango! (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Charlie Hunter & Leon... - Duo (1999) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Charlie Hunter - Songs from the Analog Playground (2001) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Charlie Hunter - Solo Eight String Guitar Producer, Engineer, Mixing
David J Urban - Urbane (1992) Engineer
Milt Jackson - Burnin' in the Woodhouse (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Shannon Jackson - What Spirit Say (1995) Mixing
Shannon Jackson - Shannon's House (1996) Mixing
Al Jarreau - Tenderness (1994) Engineer
Jazz Passengers - Individually Twisted (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Francois Orchestra... - 86 (1997) Engineer
Marc Johnson/Pat Metheny... - Sound of Summer Running (1997) Engineer, Mixing, Mixing Engineer
Randy Johnston - Homage (2000) Engineer, Mixing Engineer
B.B. King - Love Me Tender (1982) Engineer
The Lounge Lizards - Voice of Chunk (1988) Engineer, Mixing
Joe Lovano - Landmarks (1990) Engineer
Carmen Lundy - Old Devil Moon (1997) Engineer, Mixing
John Lurie - Fishing with John [TV Soundtrack] (1998) Engineer
Al MacDowell - Time Peace (1989) Mixing
Al MacDowell - and Time... Messiah (1990) Mixing
Machine - There But for the Grace of God Go... (1994) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Russell Malone - Heartstrings (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Mandrill - Fencewalk: The Anthology (1997) Engineer, Associate Producer, Remixing
Tony Martinez and Cuban... - Maferefun (1999) Mixing
Christian McBride - Sci-Fi (2000) Producer
Don McLean - Homeless Brother (1974) Engineer
Misha Mengelberg Quartet - Four in One (2001) Recording
T.S. Monk - Changing of the Guard (1993) Engineer
T.S. Monk - Band Charm (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Ikue Mori w/ Robert Quine... - Painted Desert (1997) Mixing
Paul Motian - Monk in Motian (1988) Engineer
Paul Motian - Paul Motian on Broadway, Vol. 2 (1989) Engineer
Paul Motian - Bill Evans: Tribute to the Great... (1990) Engineer, Digital Mixing
Paul Motian - Motian in Tokyo (1991) Mixing
Paul Motian - Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop... (1992) Engineer
Paul Motian - Paul Motian on Broadway, Vol. 3 (1993) Engineer
Paul Motian and the... - Reincarnation of a Love Bird (1994) Engineer
Paul Motian, Bill Frisell... - Sound of Love (1998) Engineer
Paul Motian - Flight of the Bluejay (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Paul Motian - 2000 + One (1999) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Paul Motian and the... - Play Monk & Powell (1999) Producer, Engineer
Music Revelation Ensemble - In the Name of the Music... (1993) Engineer
Music Revelation Ensemble - Knights of Power (1996) Mixing
Music Revelation Ensemble... - Cross Fire (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Michael Musillami - Groove Teacher (1999) Engineer
Michael Musillami - Mar's Bars (2000) Engineer
Charlie Musselwhite - Signature (1991) Engineer
Wolfgang Muthspiel - Loaded, Like New (1995) Engineer
Wolfgang Muthspiel - Perspective (1996) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Wolfgang Muthspiel - Work in Progress 89-98 (1999) Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Bern Nix Trio - Alarms & Excursions (1993) Engineer
Eddie Palmieri - Palmas (1994) Engineer
Leon Parker - Above & Below (1994) Engineer, Mixing
Leon Parker - Belief (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Leon Parker - Awakening (1998) Producer, Engineer
Ralph Peterson - Art (1992) Engineer
Dave Pietro - Forgotten Dreams (1996) Engineer
Clara Ponty - Clara Ponty (1997) Engineer
Chris Potter - Gratitude (2001) Engineer, Mixing
Bobby Previte's Empty... - Empty Suits (1990) Engineer, Mixing
Bobby Previte's Weather... - Weather Clear Track Fast (1991) Mixing
Bobby Previte's Weather... - Hue and Cry (1993) Engineer, Mixing
Bobby Previte's Weather... - Too Close to the Pole (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap (1988) Engineer
Hank Roberts - Black Pastels (1987) Engineer
Renee Rosnes - Life on Earth (2002) Engineer
Philippe Saisse - Valerian (1988) Engineer
Sanne Salomonsen with... - In a New York Minute (1998) Engineer, Mastering
David Sanborn - Another Hand (1991) Engineer, Mixing
David Sanborn - Upfront (1992) Engineer, Mixing
David Sanborn - Hearsay (1994) Engineer, Mixing
David Sanborn - Pearls (1995) Engineer, Mixing
David Sanborn - Songs from the Night Before (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Satan & Adam - Harlem Blues (1991) Engineer
John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) Engineer
John Scofield - Blue Matter (1986) Engineer, Mixing
John Scofield - Slo Sco: The Best of Ballads (1990) Engineer
John Scofield - Liquid Fire: The Best of John... (1994) Engineer, Mixing
John Scofield - Quiet (1996) Mixing
John Scofield - A Go Go (1997) Engineer, Mixing
John Scofield - Bump (2000) Engineer, Mixing
John Scofield - Bump [Import Bonus Tracks] (2000) Engineer, Mixing
John Scofield - Uberjam (2002) Engineer, Mixing
Seis Del Solar - Decision (1992) Engineer, Mixing
Horace Silver - Hard Bop Grandpop (1996) Engineer
Slip - Does (2000) Mixing
Tommy Smith - Blue Smith (2000) Mixing Engineer
Mike Stern - Play (1999) Mixing
Bob Stewart - First Line (1987) Engineer
Barbra Streisand - Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - House of Bass: The Best of... (1982) Engineer, Mixing
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Jukebox (1987) Engineer, Mixing
Gregory Tardy - Serendipity (1997) Engineer, Mixing
Gregory Tardy - Hidden Light (2000) Engineer, Mixing
David Taylor - Past Tells (1994) Engineer, Mixing
Tethered Moon - Chansons d'Edith Piaf (1999) Engineer
James Blood Ulmer - Tales of Captain Black (1978) Mixing
James Blood Ulmer - Are You Glad to Be in America? (1980) Mixing
James Blood Ulmer - Harmolodic Guitar with Strings (1993) Engineer
James Ulmer - Music Speaks Louder Than Words (1997) Mixing
James Blood Ulmer - Forbidden Blues (1998) Mixing
Kenny Vance - Short Vacation (1988) Engineer
Kenny Vance - Looking for an Echo (1996) Engineer
Luther Vandross - This Is Christmas (1995) Engineer
Cassandra Wilson - Songbook (1985) Engineer
Cassandra Wilson - Blue Skies (1988) Engineer
Steve Wilson - Generations (1998) Engineer, Mixing, Mastering Supervisor
Steve Wilson - Generations [Japan] (1998) Engineer, Mixing, Mastering Supervisor
World Saxophone Quartet &... - Selim Sevad: A Tribute to Miles... (1998) Mixing
Ron Young - Intensive Care (1997) Engineer, Mixing
Naked City - Absinthe (1993) Engineer
John Zorn - Elegy (1995) Mixing Engineer
John Zorn & Bobby Previte - Euclid's Nightmare (1997) Engineer
John Zorn/Elliot Sharp... - Downtown Lullaby (1998) Engineer
Original Soundtrack - Animal House (1978) Engineer, Remixing
Original Soundtrack - Warriors (1979) Engineer, Associate Producer, Remixing
Original Soundtrack - Blue in the Face [Luaka Bop] (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Original Soundtrack - Midnight in the Garden of Good &... (1997) Engineer, Mixing
Original Soundtrack - Animal House (20th Anniversary) (1998) Engineer, Remixing
Original Soundtrack - Simply Irresistible (1999) Producer
Original Soundtrack - Ladies Man (2000) Producer
Various Artists - Gramavision 10th Anniversary... (1990) Engineer
Various Artists - Weird Nightmare: Meditations on... (1992) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - Jazz to the World (1995) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - Nba at 50: Musical Celebration (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - NBA at 50: A Musical Celebration (1996) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks (1996) Mixing
Various Artists - Guitar Music (1996) Engineer
Various Artists - Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood... (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - Lilith Fair: A Celebration of... (1998) Mixing
Various Artists - Monk to Bach (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - JVC XRCD, Vol. 2 Sampler (1998) Engineer, Mixing
Various Artists - JVC Extended Resolution Compact... (1998) Engineer, Mixing