Hi Tom,

Most of the interior photos of the 3rd and Robertson studio were taken by Woody Woodward.  Ray Avery also shot many session photos there. Ray Avery's archive and Woody's archive are now managed by Cynthia Sesso, CTSIMAGES. My PJ/WP blog on Bock and Ravi Shankar has a photo of the studio exterior.  The same photo can be seen in my examination of all of the locations of PJ/WP.

Jim Harrod

Studio front:

All of the locations:

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>  1. Pacific Jazz/World Pacific Richard Bock's studio details
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> Date:    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:27:27 -0400
> From:    Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Paciofic Jazz/World Pacific Richard Bock's studio details
> Does anyone know a source for details on Richard Bock's Pacific Records' recording studio? There are 
> many session photos scattered around Mosaic Records reissue books, so I assume Blue Note/UMG must 
> have at least photographic details in their files. The sound Bock got was usually much cleaner, and 
> he was working with more realistic stereo earlier, compared to, for instance, Van Gelder and Radio 
> Recorders. I'm interested in the design of the studio, what equipment was in the control room, etc.
> The studio also went to 4-track and 8-track quickly when those technologies came along. An 
> interesting evolution is seen in photos in the Gerald Wilson box set book. The studio was heavily 
> damped with blankets by the late 60s, and more mics were closer-in, indicating to me that the method 
> had changed from a "live in the room" mix to multi-track recording and remixing with echo and EQ 
> added then.
> I'm hoping Blue Note head Don Was has success with his 75th Anniversary series and then turns 
> attention to the Pacific Jazz material, much of which is badly in need of remastering and reissue.
> -- Tom Fine