Jim Cavender spends more and more time recording, whenever he has time off from gigs. He just finished recording a literature/jazz project, Alligator Wings by Duke Way, which he started immediately after finishing And So It Is by Keith Taylor Trio and Been Down Low by Ivy Joe Milan. In 2012, he produced The Crawling Chaos by Rolling Jazz Revue. He released three non-jazz singles by pleasPlease, Blues Schnitzel, a cover of James Brown's Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine) and a cover of Timothy written by Rupert Holmes in March of 2013.
In 2011, he finished one collaborative Americana CD, A Cellarfull Of Noise , with Skip Heller. He released a blues/r&b recording, The Snake Doctors (Deluxe Version), featuring the soulful singing and songwriting of Charlie Howell on 13 tracks originally released on CD in 1997, along with three, previously unreleased, live tracks recorded in 2008. He recorded and engineered four songs for an LP by Robert Daniel and Jana Savanapridi, as well as a Thunderfakers (Savanapridi along with Matt Bakula) song for a compilation, The Long Hundred, on Cosmodemonic Telegraph Records in Connecticut.
In 2010, Cavender produced To A Planet by Rolling Jazz Revue and one blues/rock live CD, Bookaroo. To A Planet features all original tunes