Henry Lewy was one of the kindest, sweetest people I've ever met...he was a joy to work with..a monumental recording engineer who recorded everyone from the Monkees to Joni Mitchell.. He used to invite me down to A&M Studios to hang out and listen to Joni recording..we produced my first album together and he calmed my nerves with his gentle voice and talent..I miss him...Stephen
“After getting a tune down, Henry would be the creative facilitator; “That was great, do you want to overdub a harmony?” Just a very relaxed atmosphere.”.
Henry was a more than an eng/producer, he listened and mixed like a true musician, he was an audio genius and consummate gentleman,, i will never forget him and how they let me into their creative world...
Henry worked with so many artists whose music was central to my life as I grew up in the '70s, first in NYC and then here in L.A. It's hard to imagine who I would be without it. Every week as soon as I got my allowance I would drive as fast as I could to Tower Records on Sunset and spend hours roaming up and down the aisles deciding what album I should buy with my ten bucks. Today in my living room I'm surrounded by all that beautiful vinyl. It's not only part of Henry's hist
Walking into A & M Studios where I first met Henry Lewy, I loved his hipster hat and smile. I had no idea he was my producer. I thought he was another artist. Henry was an artist, an enormous inspiration and true friend. He gave me everything I needed to know. He showed me how to be a real singer songwriter by letting go enough to reach that special creative place inside. He did it with great knowledge and love. Henry Lewy brought to light the Art of the performance, the Art
Henry tried to get me signed in the early eighties. We recorded a whole album project together and he shopped it fervently . He pulled every favor he knew and got some of the great players of the day to work on it with us. People like Vinnie Coliauta, Chuck Domanico, James Gadson, Peter White, Leo Nocentelli, Mark Hatch and more. We did not succeed in our quest but he remained my lifelong friend til the day he died. I dedicated my 3rd album "Blue Light" to him and includ
Henry always wore a smile. Always kind. I never ever heard him say a bad word about anybody. Thoughtful, energetic and brought out the best in people. He referred to himself as more of a catalyst than anything else. The mood was elevated when he was present. He was like a calm ocean, no ripples.