History -LP Swist



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Lawrence P. Swist’s career started as a musician in the 60’s. His interest in the technical aspects of reproducing music through loudspeakers led him to pursue an education in audio engineering and acoustical systems design. Subsequently, his work in these fields has given him the opportunity to work with some of the finest artists in jazz, pop and classical music. This experience has also allowed him to work in some of the most prestigious venues and recording studios in the world. This invaluable experience over the past thirty years, has given him a unique musical approach to the field of acoustics and audio systems design. The following summarizes some of his work as an audio engineer/producer:

Has worked in the following live performance and studio venues:

Outdoor Venues: Hollywood Bowl, LA; Universal Amphitheater, LA; Greek Theater, Berkley
Concert Halls: Carnegie Hall, NY; The Palladium, London; Boston Symphony Hall
Major Recording Studios: Electric Lady, NY; A&R Recording Studios, NY
Ocean Way Studios, LA; Criteria Recording Studios, Miami; Power Station Studios, NY
Post Production Facilities: BBC Television, Manchester, UK; Century III Universal
Studios, Orlando; The Post Group, Disney MGM, Orlando; CBS Television, LA

Has worked with the following artists:

Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Dizzy Gillespie, The Everly Brothers, Harry Chapin, Ike and Tina Turner, Bruce Hornsby, Chick Corea, Richard Stoltzman, Weather Report, Doc Severinsen, Judy Collins, Dion Warwick, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd, Jimmy Messina, David Clayton Thomas, Roger Glover, Marcus Miller, George Duke


“The Firm” MCA
“Children Of Sanchez’ A&M
“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – NBC
“The Jacksonville Jazz Festival” PBS
“The Midnight Special” ABC
“Solid Gold” Syndicated
“Closing Ceremonies 1980 Winter Olympic Games” ABC
“The Grammy Awards Presentations” 1980 & 1981
“Newport Jazz Festival” PBS
“The Merv Griffin Show” CBS
“The Gray Whistle Test” – BBC
“Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin Eve” ABC
“Mike Douglas Show” CBS
“Dinah Shore Show” Ind.
“The Phil Donahue Show”
“ABC News Magazine 20/20 with Barbara Walters”
“World News Tonight” ABC


Five RIAA “Gold” Albums
Two RIAA “Platinum” Albums
Three Ampex Golden Reel Awards
Nine # 1 Albums on Billboard Sales Charts


Spyro Gyra “Spryo Gyra” - Infinity
Spyro Gyra “Morning Dance” - MCA
Film Soundtrack for “Children of Sanchez” - A & M
Chuck Mangione “Fun & Games” – A& M
Talas “Talas” – Metalblade Records
Chuck Mangione “Live at the Hollywood Bowl” – A & M
Chuck Mangione “ Tarantella” with Dizzy Gillespie and Chick Corea – A & M
Spyro Gyra “Incognito” MCA
Dizzy Gillespie “Closer to the Source” - King Records Japan
Marian MacPartland “All Woman Quintet” – Concord Jazz
Blood, Sweat and Tears “That Lucky Old Sun” - CBS
Richard Stoltzman “Begin Sweet World” – RCA Red Seal
Spryo Gyra “Dreams Beyond Control” – GRP (Production Credit)
Dave Samuels “Del Sol” – GRP (Production Credit)
Film Soundtrack for “The Firm” – MCA
Jim Messina “ Solo” – Independent
Richard Stoltzman “New York Counterpoint” - RCA Red Seal

Jean Haesen "City Without Limits" Indigo Brand Records
Spryo Gyra “Fast Forward” – GRP
Dave Samuels “Natural Selection” - GRP
Richard Stoltzman & Judy Collins “Innervoices” - RCA Red Seal
Spryo Gyra “Three Wishes” – GRP (Production Credit)
Richard Stoltzman “Brazil” - RCA Red Seal

Spyro Gyra “Rites of Summer” – MCA
Dave Samuels “Ten Degrees North” – MCA
Bobby Militello Trio “Heart and Soul” – Positive Music
Richard Stoltzman “Dreams” – RCA Red Seal
Emiel van Egdom “Clues” – Culea Music
Jeff Jarvis “Contents Under Pressure” – Positive Music

Spyro Gyra “Point of View” – MCA
Dave Samuels “Living Colors” – MCA
Spyro Gyra “Breakout” – MCA
Steve Gadd & Chuck Mangione “Together Forever” – Feel So Good Records

Tom Schuman “Extremities” – GRP (Production Credit)
Spyro Gyra “Alternating Currents” - MCA
Steve Gadd & Chuck Mangione “ The Hat’s Back” - Feel So Good Records
Gamalon “Held to the Light” – Gertrude Records

10 PM "Best Kept Secret" -Independent
Jessie Galante “Gesua” - Greedy Songbird Music
Gap Mangione Big Band “Planet Gap” - Independent release
Winter Solstice Compilation - Windham Hill Records
Jessie Galante “Candy Jar” – Jericho Records

Jessie Galante "Shine" -Greedy Songbird Music


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