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Bernie Grundman for those that don’t know is one of the most sought after and notable mastering engineers. Having worked in the music field since the 1960s he has earned a stellar reputation for mastering works on some of the biggest albums of all time.

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Below are some of the albums that Bernie really thinks highly of. I grabbed this information from a few videos I watched. His two favorite albums are the Saxophone Colossus and the Bartok both listed below. I wished I had more recommendations from Bernie because, after years of listing to the albums he has worked on, I trust his ears and mastering skills to bring high-quality records to the masses.

  • Waylon Jennings – Don’t Think Twice (A&M Records SP 4238)
  • Carpenters – The Singles (All of the Carpenters albums Bernie worked on)
  • Steely Dan – Aja
  • Jimi Hendrix – Axis Bold As Love (Analog Productions UHGR)
  • The Doors – The Doors
  • Bartok, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner – Concerto For Orchestra (This is Bernie’s Top Album pick)
  • Scheherazade
  • Sonny Rollins – Way Out West
  • Art Pepper – Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section *Currently available for pre-order.
  • Dionne Warwick – Soulful
  • Burt Bacharach – Casino Royale
  • Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus (Another top of the list for Bernie)
  • Carole King – Tapestry
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller
  • Lionel Ritchie – Can’t Slow Down
  • Supertramp – Breakfast in America
  • Prince – Purple Rain
  • Milt Jackson – Plenty, Plenty Soul
  • The Banjo Kings (Good Time Jazz)

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