Jessica Thompson masters out of the Blue Room at the Magic Shop in Soho, NYC.
She has remastered, restored and revived historic concert recordings from the Ash Grove and Newport Jazz and Folk Festival archives, including performances by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan and Stan Getz.
And she has mastered records for Natalie Merchant and Train (iTunes), Mark Geary (sonaBLAST!), Cultfever, Mitten, Ryat, Charalambides (Kranky), Kim Taylor, Vic Varney, Chris Riffle, Boyd Lee Dunlop and more.
Her remaster of Mickey Newbury’s seminal albums for the box set An American Trilogy (Drag City/Cargo UK) was Mojo Magazine’s Reissue of the Year, 2011.
In her previous career as a radio producer, she interviewed drummer Max Roach and the organ player at Fenway Park for WGBH. She has spun records and CDs on the airwaves of WGBH, WFMU, WZBC and WESU.
Jessica sometimes contributes to Tape Op Magazine: