Welcome to The Record Collective. Our passion and love for music is what makes Ful unique. The specific and intentional relationship we have with artists gives us an opportunity to share insight into writing songs, the creation of an album and life on the road.
Jason Lehning is a producer, musician, composer, mixer and engineer based in Nashville, TN. He has contributed work to over 350 albums and has collaborated with a stunning list of artists including George Jones, Mat Kearney, Guster and Alison Krauss. Jason shares his unique musical perspective, what inspires him to create and some of his favorite projects for our latest edition of The Record Collective.
JASON: Every artist has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. My challenge is to figure out which version of myself is going to most compliment them. I try to create environments that invite the best in people, shine a unique light on the artist’s vision, then get out of the way and let it happen.
JASON: Thad Cockrell “To Be Loved”, all of The Silver Seas albums, Viktor Krauss – “II”, anything I’ve done with Bill Frisell and soon-to-be-released albums for Good Old War and Kelleigh Bannen.
JASON: Like Ken Watanabe says at the end of The Last Samurai… “They are all perfect.”
JASON: Architects, designers and film directors for sure. Tom Kundig, Louis Kahn, Charles & Ray Eames, Philippe Starck, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks. My favorite book of the last few years is “Man With A Blue Scarf”, by Martin Gayford about the painter Lucian Freud. I like it because it’s more about artistic discipline than art.
JASON: My wife. She doesn’t speak ‘musician’ so I get a great (sometimes brutal!) first opinion in different terms.
JASON: It’s constantly changing, but I’ve probably listened to The Pixies “Doolittle” more than any other album.
JASON: Word of mouth and there’s a weekly newsletter called New Releases Now that I like.
JASON: 12 notes and endless possibilities! The amazing people I collaborate with are always teaching me. The learning never ends.
JASON: Arctic Monkeys – AM, Tweedy – Sukierae, Daniel Lanois – Flesh And Machine, Dungen – Ta Det Lugnt, Moon Taxi – Mountains Beaches Cities, Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567
Jason is carry the Strummer tablet messenger from our sister-brand, Red Label.