Harlem recording studio unveils renovated digs

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Recording studio and production house StadiumRed is getting set to reveal its newly renovated Harlem digs, in the former studio of Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz musician Ornette Coleman. Twenty-year-old StadiumRed founder Claude Zdanow completed renovations on the rented 4,500-square-foot space himself, located at 1825 Park Avenue at 125th Street, a spokesman said. It now contains three studios, a lobby, a green room and a lounge. The main studio, which was originally designed by Coleman, features a 400-square-foot control room with a digital console, a 300-square-foot drum room, and a 200-square foot vocal booth. Coleman is known as one of the creators of the free jazz movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The space was vacant when StadiumRed began renting it a year ago from building owner Giscombe Henderson, the spokesman said. StadiumRed will show off the space at a launch party on Nov. 19.