Robot-headed electronic duo Daft Punk nabbed top honors at the 56th Annual Grammys, taking home Record of the Year for the hit “Get Lucky” and Album of the Year for “Random Access Memories.” By the end of the visually and musically dazzling ceremony, RecordingAcademy voters awarded the French pair a total of four gramophone-shaped trophies.
Over a two-year period in 2011 and 2012, the award-winning music was recorded at three historic Hollywood studios: Capitol, Conway and Hensen. The all-union orchestra, led by Doug Walter and assembled by music contractor Joe Soldo, featured an impressive ensemble of L.A.’s premiere musicians.
Bonus: The house band performing during the “Music’s Biggest Night” awards ceremony featured Los Angeles AFM Local 47 musicians Jeff Babko, Larry Batiste, Luis Conte, Melvin Davis, Randy Emata, Dan Fornero, Ron King, Charles McNeal, Jacques Voyemant and Toshi Yanagi. What a great night for Los Angeles musicians!
Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’ Recording Musicians
Assa Drori, concertmaster
Craig Gosnell (bass trombone)
Paul Jackson Jr.