Fred Catero

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Recording Engineer

Fred Catero was the "go to" engineer at Columbia Studios in New York before teaming with Bill Graham to form Fillmore Studios in San Francisco. Over the years, Fred engineered or mastered thousands of recordings ranging from Mel Tormé to Santana. He worked on several special projects including Linda Ronstadt's debut album as well several recordings with Janis Joplin. Fred used the San Francisco based Automatt Studios and in the early 1980s, he formed an independent label called Catero Records, which focused on jazz artists.