14 October 2007
Friend Marc Sorger:The last big project that Marc produced,
mixed and performed on:
everyone, this is Big Al. This week I lost a good
friend of mine in a senseless auto accident twenty
miles north of Spokane, Washington. His name was Marc
Sorger, He was 56.
Marc was a real renaissance man of the music
business; someone that did everything well. And a
true Unsung Hero. He was one the best all-around
musicians / studio cats I've ever had the pleasure
of knowing and working with. He was a vibrant and
dynamic live performer as well as a gifted
engineer and mixer.
He was also one of the few golden ears I've
ever known. I swear he could spot a problem that
was plus or minus 2 db at 18k . . . over the
As a performer (sax and vocals) he was so fun to
watch. He lived and loved his music. His vocal
range was stunning and he could do total justice
to screaming rock and roll or a tender jazz
He had the kind of voice that made most people
feel like just giving up their singing when they
heard him. For some reason, it just made me want
to be better. I studied him for hours and it was
an education beyond monetary value.
He performed and wrote with The Dillards, The
Righteous Brothers, Gino Vanelli, Michael
McDonald, Dean and Carol Parks, Linda
Ronstadt, Tom Wopat, Greg Topper,
The Spirits Of Rhythm, Safe Sax and
a host of others.
He also helped to design and build several
studios, including Walter Brecker's place
over in Hawaii a few years ago.
had so many good times with Marc in the studio. We
usually spent the whole session trying to recover
from laughter. I remember one time we were working
on some foley late at night and we were like two
kids playing in their favorite sandbox together.
It was pure joy and magic. That's the way it was
always meant to be in the studio as far as I'm
Below are links to just a sample of some of his
work, including some projects we worked on
together, and other folks with whom he worked and
played. If you happen to have known him or worked
with him, please drop me a line and let me know.
I can't begin to fathom that we'll never work
together again. I miss him so much it hurts.
My condolences to Marc's whole family, his
daughters (Rachell, Natalie and Sabrina), his
friends and his long-time musical partners in the
group Safe Sax, John Lowry and Tera Wolfe-Brasch.
by Casey McGill And The Spirits Of Rhythm.
Links To A Few Of The Artists With Whom Marc Has