Richard Lloyd Giddens, Jr. – Mimosas


Matt Otto – Tenor Saxophone
Storm Nilson – Guitar
Adam Benjamin – Piano
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums
Richard Lloyd Giddens, Jr. – Bass

Recorded live at Maximus Media, Fresno, CA December, 17th and 18th 2015
Engineered by Eric Sherbon
Produced by Marc Kapetan and Sam Minaie
Mixed and Mastered by Sam Minaie
Design by Eron Rauch


The Kandinsky Effect – PAX 6


Warren Walker – Saxophone/Synthesizer/Effects
Gael Petrina – Bass/Effects
Caleb Dolister – Drums

Production Credits
Recorded at Maison des Artistes-Chamonix, France
Recording Engineer: Nicolas Charlier
Mixed and Mastered by Sam Minaie-Bird Food Studio New York

Eric Johnson – Train to Enkenbach



Peter Epstein-Alto Saxophone
Adam Benjamin-Rhodes
Jordan Keach-Bass
Tyler Cravines-Drums
Eric Johnson-Tenor Saxophone

Lonely Llama written by Hashem Assadullahi
Mixed and Mastered-Sam Minaie
Photography-Cynthia Cloud

The Jeffrey James Show – Give Back

Jeffrey James’ dream album, ‘Give Back’, was recorded and produced in Portland, OR by Tim Snider (Tim Snider Music). ‘Give Back’ features Tim Snider and Max Ribner from Medicine For The People. Additional vocal tracks recorded at Paradyme Productions in Madison, WI.

Mixed & Mastered in Astoria, New York by Sammy Minaie

Jeffrey James on vocals and guitar. Tim Snider on guitar, cello, percussion. Max Ribner on trumpet and percussion. JP Downer on bass guitar. Ben Hickel on backup vocals. Album artwork by Allison Molloy

Francesco Geminiani – ColorSound

Francesco Geminiani/Tenor Saxophone and composition
Mark Schilders/Drums
Rick Rosato/Bass

Sam Minaie/Mix and Master
Matteo Crescimbeni/Artwork

Chris Misch-Bloxdorf – Snapshots


Brian Krock – Bass Clarinet
Jim Piela – Alto Saxophone
Peter Scuderi – Flute
Elyse Barna – Oboe
Kyla Moscovich – Flugelhorn & Trumpet
Chris Misch-Bloxdorf – Trombone & Composition
Christian Li – Electric Piano
Michael Verselli – Piano
Brian Courage – Bass
Josh Bailey – Drums

Luca Bruegger – Tracking
Sam Minaie – Production, Mixing & Mastering

Cover art provided by Brittany Parshall

Ethan Helm – Spoon

Ethan Helm - Spoon

Sam Minaie, mixing and mastering

An album of jazz compositions and free improvisation. Sculpted noise and collective experimentation mimic the human compulsion to pinpoint beauty and meaning in a chaos of information, from the night sky to the modern digital landscape.
released 15 June 2015

Ethan Helm, saxophones
Noah Berman, guitar
Adam Kromelow, piano
Nathan Ellman-Bell, drums

Family Cow Recordings

Yelsa – Land Squid

yelsa land squid


Chris Williams – trumpet
Drew Wesely – guitar
Jordan Keach – bass
Aaron Edgcomb – drumset

Recorded by Tom Gordon – Imarage Studios

Mixed and Mastered by Sam Minaie, birdFood NYC

Melissa McMillan – EP

Melissa McMillan - EP

released 31 March 2015

Mixed and Mastered by: Sam Minaie of Birdfood Studio

All songs composed by : Melissa McMillan, except “One in a Million,” by Tim Mosley and Missy Elliot

Produced by: Ross Pederson, David Cook, Melissa McMillan

David Cook – Keys
Jeremy Most – Guitar
Julia Pederson – Bass
Ross Pederson – Drums

Recorded at : The Bunker Studio
Engineered by : Aaron Nevezie


Yelsa – Land Squid


Chris Williams – trumpet/effects/composition
Drew Wesely- guitar/effects/composition
Jordan Keach – bass/effects
Aaron Edgcomb – drumset/composition
Tom Gordon – recording engineer
Sam Minaie – mixing/mastering

Karl Lyden – Undercurrents

Karl Lyden

Danny Jonokuchi – trumpet
Christian Choh – alto saxophone
Eric Trudel – tenor saxophone
Karl Lyden – trombone
Jeff McLaughlin – guitar
Marta Sánchez – piano
Marty Kenney – acoustic and electric bass
Mareike Wiening – drums

Engineered by Tyler McDiarmid at the NYU Dolan Studio
Mixed by Sam Minaie
Mastered by Nate Wood

Areni Agbabian – Kissy (Bag)

Areni Kissybag

Areni Agbabian – Piano and Vocals

Recorded at Tedesco Studios, NYC

Mixed by Sam Minaie – Birdfood Studios, NYC

Mastered by Nate Wood – Kerseboom Studios, NYC

Peter Epstein – Polarities



  • Peter Epstein – Alto & Soprano Saxophones
  • Ralph Alessi – Trumpet
  • Sam Minaie – Acoustic Bass
  • Mark Ferber – Drums

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie, Mixing
  • Graemme Brown, Mastering

About this album

Released May, 2014 on Songlines Recordings

Matt Mayhall – 3 Songs

Matt Mayhall 3 Songs

Mixed and Mastered by Sam Minaie, Birdfood Studios NYC

performed and recorded live on April 30, 2013 at The Blue Whale in Downtown Los Angeles.


released 15 January 2014Matt Mayhall – drums
Adam Benjamin – Fender Rhodes
Tim Lefebvre – electric bass
Jeff Parker – guitar

recorded by Alex Chaloff
mixed and mastered by Sam Minaie
cover art by Joe McKay

all songs by Matt Mayhall, Matt Mayhall Songs (BMI)

Rhys Tivey – No Voice No More



  • Rhys Tivey – Trumpet
  • Jean-Michel Pilc – Piano
  • Sam Minaie – Bass
  • Ross Pederson – Drums

Producion Credits

  • Sam Minaie – Mixing & Mastering

About this Album

Released November 2013

Olivier Boge – The World Begins Today



  • Olivier Boge – Alto Saxophone
  • Tigran Hamasyan – Piano
  • Sam Minaie – Bass
  • Jeff Ballard – Drums

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie, Mixing & Mastering

About this album

Released November 2013 on Fresh Sound New Talent Records

Gavin Templeton – In Series

Gavin Templeton In Series

released 08 October 2013

Gavin Templeton – alto saxophone
Perry Smith – guitar
Matt Politano – piano
Sam Minaie – bass
Matt Mayhall – drums

All music composed by Gavin Templeton (ASCAP)
© Gavin Templeton Music (ASCAP) 2013

Recorded at Westlake Recording Studios,
Los Angeles, CA on August 28, 2011
Produced by Gavin Templeton
Sound engineered by John Baffa
Assistant sound engineer – Steve Rusch
Mixed by Sam Minaie at Birdfood Studio, NYC
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Studios, NYC
Album art and photography by Eron Rauch

Arthur Hnatek – The Arc Lite suite



  • Alena Spanger – Voice
  • Evan Francis – Flute
  • Jay Rattman – Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
  • Ari Bragi Karason – Flugelhorn
  • Franky Rousseau – Guitar
  • Jean-Lou Treboux – Vibraphone
  • Martha Kato – Piano and Rhodes
  • Sam Minaie – Electric Bass
  • Arthur Hnatek – Drums & Electronics

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie, Mixing & Producing
  • Nate Wood, Mastering

About this album

Released September, 2013

Sam Minaie – Heyo!




  • Peter Epstein – Alto Saxophone
  • Mitch Marcus – Tenor Saxophone
  • Mark Ferber – Drums
  • Sam Minaie – Acoustic Bass, Songs


Last Call
The Guardian
Groundsong, Pt. 1
Groundsong, Pt. 2
Later That Day
Happy House
Constantly Reassured
Sam On Radio 3 2 1!
Waltz for Sedi
Baraye Shoma


Production Credits

  • Bryan Pugh – Recording
  • Sam Minaie – Mixing
  • Nate Wood – Mastering

About this album

Heyo! is Sam Minaie’s debut solo project as an engineer, producer, composer, and band leader. It was released in June, 2013.

Tim Snider – Let Go, Jump In the River



  • Tim Snider – Vocals, Violin
  • Sam Minaie – Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Tuba, Cello, Daf, Arranging

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie – Mixing, Producing

About this album

Released April 2013


Luck & Senses – Speed of Life

Luck and Senses Speed of Life

Second collection of songs by Luck & Senses.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Minaie, Birdfood Studio • NYC


released 01 January 2013

Lisa Jubilee: Vocals
Andy Barbera: Guitar
Sam Minaie: Bass
Andrew Munsey: Drums
Stephanie Richards: Trumpet*
Peter Epstein: Saxophone**

All songs by Lisa Jubilee and Andy Barbera except
One Of These Things First by NICK DRAKE

One Of These Things First, Surekeeper, Truth I Dare You and Heart Armor are from Chapter 1, Luck & Senses (2010)

Tom Gershwin – Sweet Pastimes



Tom Gershwin – Trumpet

Perry Smith – Guitar

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Sam Minaie, Birdfood Studio, NYC

Dazzle Recordings

The Kandinsky Effect – Synesthesia

The Kandinsky Effect - Synesthesia


  • Warren Walker – Sax
  • Gael Petrina – Electric Bass
  • Caleb Dolister – Drums and Laptop (Ableton Live)

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie, Mixing and Post Production
  • Nate Wood, Mastering

About this album

Released January, 2013 on Cuneiform Records

Featuring Warren Walker on saxophone and electronics, Gaël Petrina on bass and electronics and Caleb Dolister on drums and laptop, The Kandinsky Effect avidly explores a vast sonic territory, including some too seldom associated with jazz. They are searching for new ways to work within the jazz idiom by blending the borders of jazz, rock, electronica, hip-hop and experimental sounds.

“A must hear experience that is best felt through high fidelity speakers or headphones.” – Erik Otis,

Milton Merlos Jr. – Mi Amor

Milton Merlos

Milton Merlos – Guitars

Tim Snider – Producer, strings, arrangements, recording engineer

Mixed and Mastered by Sam Minaie, Birdfood NYC

A Giraffe – Under A Table

A Giraffe Under A Table

Joe Santa Maria (sax)
Mike Lockwood (drums)
Emilio Terranova (bass)
Steve Blum (piano)
Mixed by Sam Minaie, Birdfood Studio NYC

Kate Cotter – Drink the Desert



  • Kate Cotter – Vocals, Guitar, Piano,
  • Joel Ackerson – Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Eric Anderson – Piano, Background Vocals
  • Tim Snider – Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Vocals
  • Tyler Stafford – Background Vocals
  • Sam Minaie – Acoustic Bass, Cello, Melodica, Percussion, Background Vocals, Arranging

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie – Mixing, Producing
  • Tom Gordon – Engineer, Producing
  • Tim Snider – Engineer, Producing
  • Kate Cotter – Engineer, Producing
  • Nate Wood – Mastering

About this album

Released January 2011 on True Story Records.

Tim Snider – Del Mar Sessions



  • Tim Snider – Vocals, Violin, Cello, Guitar, Percussion

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie – Mixing

About this album

Released November 2010 on Bok Choy Productions.

Matt Mayhall – Bleed



Matt Mayhall – Drums, Compositions

Adam Benjamin – Piano

Sam Minaie – Bass

Recorded by Caleb Dolister and Sam Minaie

Produced by Matt Mayhall and Sam Minaie

Mixed by Sam Minaie, BirdFood Studios, NYC

Mastered by Nate Wood, Kerseboom Studios, NYC

The Kandinsky Effect – The Kandinsky Effect



  • Warren Walker – Saxophone & Effects
  • Gael Petrina – Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
  • Gautier Garrigue

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie – Mixing

About this album

Released 2010 on SNP Records.

Luck & Senses – Chapter 1

Luck and Senses Chapter 1

Lisa Jubilee • vocals
Andy Barbera • guitar
Sam Minaie • bass
Andrew Munsey • drums
Stephanie Richards • trumpet

Recorded by Bryan Pugh

Mixed and Post Production by Sam Minaie, Birdfood Studios NYC

Mastered by Nate Wood, Kerseboom Studios  NYC

Peter Epstein – Abstract Realism



  • Peter Epstein – Alto & Soprano Saxophones
  • Gavin Templeton – Alto & Soprano Saxophones
  • Brian Walsh – Bass Clarinet
  • Andy Barbera – Guitar
  • Sam Minaie – Electric Bass, Upright Bass
  • Matt Mayhall – Drums

Production Credits

  • Sam Minaie, Mixing & Producing
  • Nate Wood, Mastering

About this album

Released April, 2010 on Origin Records

Sol’Jibe – Raices Nuevas

soljibe raices nuevas1Produced by Sam Minaie and Tim Snider

Mixed by Sam Minaie, Birdfood Studios

Mastered by Nate Wood, Kerseboom Studios