Based in Los Angeles, CA, BiCoastal Music is a world-class music production
company owned and operated by producer/engineer Hal Winer.
At a time when so many artists are recording with no production guidance and limited resources,
we provide services tailored to the specific needs of each client.
Our experience and skill set allow us to offer a variety of creative services to help bring your project to life.
info@bicoastalmusic.com

About Hal Winer

It’s always been about the music.  In the early 70′s, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd and Steve Miller were creating incredible new sounds along with countless other bands of the era.  With so many groundbreaking acts touring and filling the airwaves, it was impossible not to be influenced by all that was going on.

Hal started playing piano and guitar during this time, and began  audio recording soon after that.  It’s been non-stop ever since.  With a keen sense of musical history, melody, harmony, cadence and rhythm, he lends an acute musical sensibility to his engineering skills and, as a producer he brings a well-rounded expertise to every project.

Having started out recording in the jazz world he quickly learned techniques necessary to capture live musicians playing in ensembles. This became the foundation of his skill set and has served him well as he began recording classical, pop, latin, rock and soul projects in the years that followed.

Most engineers can only shrug at the prospect of reading a chart or helping to work out a challenging musical passage.  Hal is not only able to do these things, he is an accomplished musician, writer and producer.  Always appropriate and never insistent,  he’s often an invisible member of the band;  a supportive and inventive source of inspiration and suggestion throughout the creative process.

Hal is a Grammy-nominated engineer.  His work has often landed in the billboard top 10 in various genres.  Over the course of his career, Hal has built an impressive resume and established a significant body of work in many genres.  Some of the more notorious artists he’s worked with include Steve Miller, Bob Mintzer, John Patitucci,
David Sancious, Michael Franks, Clifford Carter, Oz Noy, Mark Egan, David Spinozza, John Siegler, Bill Evans, Rob Thomas, Joe Lynn Turner, Henry Santos, Thalia,
and Allen Toussaint.

 

Sessions. Making it happen.

Two years ago we recorded our debut CD at BiCoastal Music.  We cannot say enough about Hal Winer.  Rarely in this business do you fine someone who has the combination of expertise AND personality that Hal Winer possesses.  Hal has the awareness to know what is at stake when making a record, and immediately creates a warm and comfortable vibe.  That is something that cannot be overestimated.  His facility was 1st rate in every way, but it was Hal himself that really made it comfortable.  When it came time to get down to business at hand, not only was he quickly able to get beautiful sounds, but he also has outstanding ears and musical instincts.  Always diplomatic in his suggestions, but always right on the mark.  Our only complaint is that he moved to the west coast !

As for the CD, "Carter Calvert & the Roger Cohen Trio," it spent over 4 weeks on the CMJ National Jazz radio chart peaking at #13.  In addition, the CD enjoyed the #2 slot on the Top Jazz Adds Chart, including Top 10 Station charts in over 26 markets across the US and Canada.  It also garnered rave reviews from sources as prestigious as Jazz Times.  Considering that this was a self produced and independently release CD, that also speaks for Hal Winer's work.

Carter Calvert & Roger Cohen

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Carter Calvert & Roger Cohen

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In addition to his impressive 20+ year career as an engineer, producer and studio owner, Hal Winer has tremendous credibility for staying true to his vision and persevering at times when the odds were against him.  In 2003, when practically every major recording studio from coast to coast was collapsing in the wake of relentless technological advances and increasing overhead, Hal decided it was the perfect time to build one of the finest recording facilities in the world.  This venture required overcoming challenges that sometimes defied common sense, however, that is what Hal does.  Hal has earned the respect of musicians, colleagues and nay-sayers galore for his tangible accomplishments, not empty posturing or misguided notions – the truest measure of a person’s integrity, trustworthiness and expertise.  I have no doubt that Hal’s next venture will push the envelope yet again and set a new standard for the music business.

John Bates

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John Bates

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My idea of amazing: the gear works, the engineer has great ears, skills, and can work quickly. I like the recording process to be as invisible as possible so everyone can concentrate on their job without delays or extraneous conversation. Hal Winer has engineered many of our sessions -- he has huge ears, and a high degree of integrity. He seems to only want one thing which is to make everyone involved happy, comfortable, and leave with the knowledge that the work sounds as good as it can, and he works endlessly to get it great. Consider me a very happy customer.

Joe Bonadio

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Joe Bonadio

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A Sampling of Clients & Session Musicians who have worked with Hal

artists bands vocals

Artists / Bands / Vocals

Bjork, Carter Calvert, KJ Denhert, Eden Espinosa, Ethel, Michael Franks, Kaya, Nigel Kennedy,
Steve Miller, NY Phil Woodwind Quintet,
Robert Randolf, Henry Santos, Kate Taylor, Thalia,
Rob Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Joe Lynn Turner,
Lee Hom Wang, The Yellowjackets, Z02

Bass

Jeffrey Allen, Dave Anderson, Jay Anderson,
Mamadou Ba, Tom Barney, Jerry Brooks,
Al “Boogie” Carty, Pat Carroll, Luques Curtis,
Jack Daley, Mark Egan, Christian Fabian,
Brian Glassman, Malcolm Gold, Eddie Gomez,
Jimmy Haslip, Whynot Jansveld, Neil Jason,
Tim Lefabvre, Steve LaSpina, Tony Levin, Per Mathisen, Gary Mazzaroppi, Francois Mouton, John Patitucci, Mark Peterson, Dave Patrick, Rufus Reid, Ben Rubin, Lincoln Schleifer, John Siegler, Gene Torres,
Mike Visceglia, Reggie Young

Drums

Thierry Arpino, Marcus Baylor, Gregg Bisonette,
Joe Bonadio,Keith Carlock, Michael Cartellone,
Roger Cohen, Clint DeGanon, Jack Dejohnette,
Jay Dittamo, Marko Djordjevic, Vincent Ector,
Abe Fogle, Camille Gaynor, Omar Hakim,
Rodney Holmes, Chris Infusino, Billy Kilson,
Gordy Knudtsen, Ray Levier, Tony Moreno,
Adam Nussbaum, Jason Patterson, John Reilly,
Joel Rosenblatt, Michael Sciotto, Terry Silverlight,
Hyorki Valderrama, Frank Vilardi, Doug Yowell, Nir Z

Guitar

Howard Alden, Jeff Barone, Matt Beck, Thad DeBrock, Warren Haynes, Mark Hitt, Vic Juris, Duke Levine, Chuck Loeb, Nick Moroch, Oz Noy, Adam Rafferty, Arlen Roth, Frank Romano, Larry Saltzman,
Marc Shulman, Ira Siegel, David Spinozza, Andy Stack,
Mitch Stein, Mike Stern, Jack Wilkins

Horns

Tyrone Birkett, Randy & Michael Brecker,  Ted Daniels, Bill Evans, Aaron Heick, Ole Mathisen, Mike Migliore, Bob Mintzer, Shunzo Ohno, Gary Smulyan, Lew Soloff, Chris Washburne

Keys

Clifford Carter, John Colianni, John Cowherd,
Zaccai Curtis, Jonathan Feldman, Russell Ferrante,
Benny Harrison, Bill Heller, Manu Koch, Phil Markowitz,
Alan Menkin, Barry Miles, Jeff Miller, Soren Moller,
Bill O’Connell, Tyson Rogers, Greg Royals,
David Sancious, Dave Shank (Vibes), Jonah Smith,
Etienne Stadwijk, Billy Stein, Jim West,
Harriet Wingreen, Zen Zadravec

percussion

Percussion

Richie Barshay, Bashiri, Mino Cinelu, Richie Florez, Renato Thoms, Samuel Torres

Producers & Engineers

Marlan Barry, Daryl Bornstein, Rich Breen, Silas Brown, Russ DeSalvo, Mark Dobson, Neil Dorfsman,
Tom Durack, Mick Guzauski, Scott Hull,
Rick Jacobsohn, Phil Magnotti, Lawrence Manchester,
Tommy Mottola, Jay Newland, Roger Nichols,
Phil Ramone, Matt Serletic, Dave Thoener,
Gary Tole, Tim Weston

Strings & Woodwinds

Cornelius Dufallo, Ralph Farriss, Robert Langevin, Dorothy Lawson, Judy LeClair, Martha Mooke,
Mark Nuccio, Erik Ralske, Mary Rowell,
Patricia Santos, Sherry Sylar,
Dave Valentin, Mary Wooten

Audio Portfolio

Hal’s Published Discography can be seen at   Allmusic.com
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Love Comes Tumbling Down

by KJ Denhert | KJ Denhert (vocals & guitar), Ray Levier (drums), Mamadou Ba (bass), Etienne Stadwijk (keys)

Future vs History

by Garfield Mayor | Produced by Garfield Mayor

Open Letter

by Malcolm Gold | Produced by Hal Winer & Malcolm Gold. Malcolm Gold (bass & vocals), Joe Bonadio (drums), Matt Beck (guitar)

Feathers from an Angel's Wings

by Michael Franks | Michael Franks (vocals), Clifford Carter (keys), Joe Bonadio (drums), Mark Egan (bass), Chuck Loeb (guitar)

Mean To Me

by Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk | Produced by Francois Moutin & Hal Winer. Francois Moutin (bass), Anne Sila (vocals), Lew Soloff (trumpet)

Something to Be (Downtown Version)

by Rob Thomas | Produced by Matt Serletic. Rob Thomas (vocals), Matt Serletic (keys), Matt Beck (guitar), Omar Hakim (drums), Al Carty (bass)

Miss Ohio

by Jonah Smith | Produced by Jonah Smith. Jonah Smith (keys & vocals), Gintas Janusonis (drums), Ben Rubin (bass), Andy Stack & Doug Wamble (guitars)

Forecast

by Charlie Scopoletti | Produced by Hal Winer & Clifford Carter. Clifford Carter (keys), Charlie Scopoletti (acoustic gtr & vocals), Joe Bonadio (drums), Mike Visceglia (bass), Marc Shulman (electric gtr), Tanya Michelle (bvx)

The Blowoff

by The Phibes | Produced by Charles Compo & Hal Winer.

All In One

by Shunzo Ohno | Produced by Shunzo & Clifford Carter. Shunzo Ohno (trumpet), Clifford Carter (keys), Vic Juris (guitar), Dave Anderson (bass), Thiery Arpino (drums)

Crazy

by Patsy Cline | Produced by Roger Cohen, Carter Calvert (vocal), Jim West (piano), Brian Glassman (bass), Roger Cohen (drums)

Fine'

Produced by Phil Markowitz. Phil Markowitz (keys), Adam Nussbaum (drums), Jay Anderson (bass)

Dangerous World

Produced by Hal Winer. Clifford Carter (keys), Joe Bonadio (drums), Jack Daley (bass), Russ DeSalvo (guitar) Kat Raio (bvx).

Lazy Afternoon

by Jerome Moross | Arrangement by Steve Miller (vocal), John Colliani (piano), Gordy Knudtsen (drums), Gary Mazzaroppi (bass), Howard Alden (guitar)

Blossom

by James Taylor | Produced by Jack Wilkins & Jeff Barone. Jack Wilkins (guitar), Jon Cowherd (keys), Steve LaSpina (bass), Mark Ferber (drums), Samuel Torres (percusion), Jeff Barone (guitar)

We Got Us

by Live Society | Produced by Hal Winer & Jeff Miller.

Deep River

by Tyrone Birkett | Produced by Tyrone Birkett.

Destiny

by KJ Denhert | Produced By KJ Denhert. KJ Denhert (guitar & vocals), Tomas Doncker (guitar & vocals), Mamadou Ba (bass), Lionel Cordew (drums)

Jerusalem

by John Durrill & John Cate | Produced by John Cate & John Durrill, John Durrill (piano & vocal), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Marshal McDaniel (cello)

Beautiful

by KJ Denhert | Produced By KJ Denhert. KJ Denhert (vocals and guitar), Nikki Denner (piano), Jennifer Vincent (bass)

They Say

by Goldside | Produced by Hal Winer.

With You In Mind

by Allen Toussaint | Allen Toussaint (vocal & piano). Live for video

Things Don't Go as Planned

by Emily Elbert | Produced by Hal Winer & Clifford Carter. UNFINISHED, UNRELEASED TRACK. Emily Elbert (guitar & vocal), Clifford Carter (keys), Joe Bonadio (drums), Malcolm Gold (bass)

Tender Sky

by Rose Reiter | Produced By Joe Bonadio. Rose Reiter (vocals), Joe Bonadio (drums), David Sancious (keys), Gerry Plant (bass), Oz Noy (guitar)

I'm Not That Girl - Alt Mix

by Stephen Schwartz | Alternate Mix. Produced by Joseph Abate, Eden Espinosa (vocals)

Open the Door Ruby

by Malcolm Gold | Produced by Hal Winer & Malcolm Gold. Malcolm God (bass & vocals), Joe Bonaio (drums), Matt Beck (guitr), Clifford Carter (keys), Joy Askew (bvx)

Smoke on the Water

by Deep Purple | Produced By Hal Winer & KJ Denhert. KJ Denhert (vocals and guitar), Mamadou Ba (bass), Aaron Heick (sax), Ray Levier (drums), Manu Koch (keys), Koko Jones (perc)

My Friend

by Mike Bosze | Produced by Hal Winer & Mike Bosze. Mike Sciotto (drums), Malcolm Gold (bass), Nick Moroch (guitar), Hal Winer (guitar), Clifford Carter (keys), Martha Mooke (viola)

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