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Judy Roberts (pianist/singer/producer/three-time Grammy nominee)-

"I never thought I'd be involved in hearing a better live recording than the concerts I've played in Japan and at the North Sea Jazz Festival. And then I heard Joe Tortorici's incredible live recording of the Greg Fishman band with Dan Trudell, George Fludas and Dennis Carroll performing the ballad "Angel Eyes" at Chicago’s Mayne Stage. If Joe can so beautifully capture the essence of the mood while getting that brilliant a sound in a live setting, I can't wait to get into the studio with him."

Neil Tesser – Chicago Jazz Examiner -

"In celebrating the release of 'A Group Effort'  tonight at Mayne Stage, the members of the Chris Greene Quartet will return to the scene of the recording itself: the album documents a show held at the Mayne last fall, expertly captured by veteran engineer Joe Tortorici, who preserved both the acoustics of the room and the spirit of the performance."

Chris Greene - Musician-

"Joe is a Chicago treasure. He's a great engineer and producer for one main reason: he loves and respects music and its practitioners. Joe is blessed with an old-school work ethic, incredible ears and an immense knowledge of classic and current recording techniques. A fervent supporter of Chicago's music scene, he is the best ally that any musician or band can have. I'm proud to call him a mentor and a friend."

Reid Hyams - President, X-Art Entertainment Management Group-

“I’ve known Joe Tortorici for close to three decades. During that time Joe was one of most valued producer/engineers at my studio, Chicago Trax Recording. Joe moved to LA to pursue his passion in the recording arts, and that he did. He brilliantly produced and recorded some of the greatest Jazz artists and musicians who have ever walked on the face of this earth. His work speaks for itself... it's a show of true love and devotion. Recently, Joe moved back to Chicago and we welcomed him with open arms."

Bob Kearney - President, Osceola Audio, Los Angeles (...and a great mixer too)-

“I’ve known Joe for over twenty-five years. In that time we have tag-teamed many projects; from House records in Chicago to film soundtracks in Hollywood. His real passion is, of course, lovingly capturing and preserving the sound of jazz and musicians who perform it, and few can match his devotion to the artist and their vision of what their project should be. In an era of “digital editors”, Joe is a true artisan of audio, a craftsman who sweats every db of eq, every inch of mic placement, all to capture the sonic beauty of great musicians.

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