Tommy Vicari CAS
VICARI SOUND ORGANIZATION
A LIFETIME IN MUSIC • RECORDING ENGINEER • SCORING MIXER • RECORD PRODUCER
At some point, we look back and contemplate our lives. This is a reflection and an archive of the past 40+ years. As long as I can remember, I have loved music. Being a part of it, and creating music is one of the great joys of my life. Taking on challenges I never thought possible, leaving my comfort zone and never comprimising have been a constant throughout. I have had the good fortune to meet and make music with some of the worlds most talented and creative people, music for records, movies, television and theme parks. Music is magic and the collaboration in creating it is intoxicating. This site is my attempt to thank all the artists who invited me along the way to be a collaborator.
Since 1998, I've had the great privilege to sit next to composer Thomas Newman. Along with a group of very talented artists, Tom consistently turns out completely unique and exceptional film music. No composer is more imitated. I admire his creativity and treasure his friendship. Always a pleasure to work with. Without exception I believe he has composed some of the greatest scores ever written.
At sound check in Tokyo with george duke.
I spent five tremendously successful years working with George Duke. Some of the best years of my career making great records, touring Japan, working with Geroge, and amazing artists. Gone far too soon, but his music lives to this day and will live forever in my heart. "YO T, without a doubt one of the highlights of my production career was working with you and JO. He, like you, are one of a kind - true artists - I love and respect both you guys!~~ GD Love and miss you George! Love T.V.
Q's 75th Birthday Party
" I can't say enough about Tommy Vicari. Through the years I've been blessed to work with world class engineers, from Phil Ramone to Bruce Swedien, Al Schmitt and now Tommy. He feels music passsionately and knows what to dig for. From his days as an assitant and engineer at A&M Records, to the Olympics, The Oscars, From Q with Love, The Millenium Show at The White House, and recording Basie and Beyond with Sammy Nestico. I truly appreciate his honesty, sense of humor, musical talent and friendship." Q
With Sammy nestico at capitol studios.
"Up to my first meeting with Tom Vicari, I had worked with some very distinguished “artists and engineers” and had never heard the music as I had originally envisioned it. His sphere of influence is felt in every note and every musical phrase. It was as though we were sitting inside the orchestra. He was and is, head and shoulders above anyone I have ever worked with in the music business. Words aren’t necessary, as his craft is available for everyone to enjoy." ~~ Sammy Nestico
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
I have have worked with Gordon and the Big Phat Band since 2001. Amazing compositions, and performances, by Gordon and his world class band! These records are absolutely labors of love, and I do love them! This quote is from an article in Downbeat Magazine. “Vicari became an important partner in defining what the “BIG PHAT BAND” was going to sound like. When you listen to his mixes, you can hear everything. The clarity & transparency he brings to a recording allowed my chart to really sparkle”. ~~ Gordon Goodwin
What can I say about this man? Since 1982, I have recorded some amazing records with Jeffrey. In my opinion, one of the greatest singer, songwriter, performers of all time. He has an uncanny abitlity to write and sing classic Rythm & Blues. With and without George Duke, the music I've made with Jeffrey has been, and continues to be a labor of love. I treasure the music we have made together, but most of all, I value our friendship!
Greg and I have worked together for over 30 years. A dear friend, accomplished producer, arranger and musician. Greg introduced me to the Italian music scene, when he asked me to record and mix Italian artist Umberto Tozzi. That led to work with Pino Daniele, Raf, Laura Pausini, and Eros Ramazzotti. Here at home, Bill Champlain, Abraham Laboriel, Filippo Perbelini, to name a few. "I truly love you my brother."
Buddy and Bernie
I have known Budddy and Bernie from the very beginning of my career. Each of these men have dedicated their lives to excellence in professional audio. Both of these men have always been there for me, and my family, if we ever needed them. Most of all for guidance, and friendship. Diane, Veronique and I consider Buddy and Susan, Bernie and Claire, family. They are the very best!
I met Nicholas through Paramount Pictures, when they asked me to record and mix the score for, The Big Short. We followed up with Moonlight, which won 2017's Academy Award for best picture. Nick is a gifted composer, as well as an accomplished classical pianist. Not to mention his hip hop chops! You will be hearing a great deal more from this very talented composer! RESPECT! T.
I met Pinar when she asked me to record and mix The Wind Gods in 2013. We followed up with Kent Moran's The Challlenger in 2015. She also composed the logo for Skydance Films, and a second Americas Cup Documntary, for David Ellisons Prodution Company. I addition we just completed her latest film, Times Up, and is busy composing for the new ScFi channel series, Krypton. She has over 40 films to her credit, and is definitly emerging as a one of our best young contemporary arrangers!
There is nothing I can say about this man that hasn't already been said! One of the most prolific and successful songwriters of popular music in history. Writer, Producer, Performer. However there was so much more about this man that gets overshadowed by his brilliance. He had a way of making everyone in the room feel comfortable and important. Of coarse the goal was to make music, making it was serious, and fun. His energy was limitless. We all had trouble keeping up with him, especially me. Never comprimising until the music was perfect! His genourosity was unlimited. His encouragement inspirational. His success never perverted his kindness. The music he created will last as long as music is apprecited. I think about him everyday. I miss him! Thank You Rod! Love, T
Pino I met on my first trip to Italy. It started with a breif meeting set up by my freind Fabrizio. Pino at that time was a huge star in the Italian music scene. He was very serious about being the best guitar player he could be. His Idols were Django Reinhardt, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny. He always strove to raise the bar when it came to his music! Never comprimising and serious about communicating that we were all brothers, and our responsibility to take care of our home. Planet Earth! He sang about love and passion, and the dignity of mankind! We made about 8 records together. Music I loved, and still cherish. He had a infectuous smile, and a charming sense of humor! The world lost a great talent when Pino passed, and I lost a dear friend! However, his music is alive and well! Bouna Notte Amico! Tomaso