“Captain” Kirk Ferraioli | 1953-2015
The recording indus-try is mourning the death of “Captain” Kirk Ferraioli .
Kirk Ferraioli was an icon amongst old school recording engineers and musicians as well – and he recorded them all. Starting at A&M records in the early 1970s, Kirk recorded four-decades of recording artists at studios such as Walley Heiders, the Hit Factory and most recently, his own New York studio, Apple Recorders.
From working with Phil Spector, to recording Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, Keith Richards and countless other artists, Kirk’s extraordinary talent and friendly disposition, were sought after industry wide.
As music historian and author, Harvey Kubernik had said, “He was there!
Kirk is survived by Bianca, his devoted wife of 26 years and his Mother, Elda.