I was recently on the road with Tony Levin, Phil Keaggy and Jerry Marotta. While rehearsing at Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY, Tony and I would occasional jam on some jazz standards. In the green room at a concert in Pennsylvania I got the courage to ask Tony if he might consider playing on one song for my next CD. He replied, "one song!? Let's do an album!" Tony said he was soon going on tour with King Crimson so "we should get right on it!" I invited my good friend Danny Gottlieb to my studio and we recorded 10 songs for an album I'm quite proud of!!
What I set out to do was record a swinging jazz instrumental album of standards that would be very listenable. I chose familiar songs that all have an upbeat and positive vibe. The playing on the CD is really good and it would make great background listening for parties or get-togethers but is a seriously impressive listen if you want to get deep into it. Oh yea, and my dear friend Keb' Mo' played some swingin' guitar on an original tune I wrote called "Yardbird Blues!"
The songs on the CD are:
- When You're Smiling
- Put On A Happy Face
- There Will Never Be Another You
- Whistle While You Work
- Sweet Georgia Brown
- Yardbird Blues
- What A Wonderful World
- These Are Soulful Days
I still don't have a title for the CD so please, if you have any suggestions, let me know!
The tracks are recorded and mixed. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to get some assistance in the mastering and manufacturing of the CD. As I'm sure you know, there's no money to be made recording a jazz CD. I did it to make an album that would be enjoyable for a jazz lover AND for anybody that wants some good vibey music in their collection.
I very much appreciate your consideration and generosity.
Thanks SO much!!
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