I just returned home from a ten-day trip to the UK with my grand daughter Skye, where a wonderful time was had with family and friends. While over there I had the opportunity to work on my good friend Gerry Cooper's new project.  He is working with producer Phil Snell and it was a kick to not only be included, but to work with them both.  I added backing vocals to two of Cooper's tunes. I have a feeling Cooper's CD is going to be a break out disc for him.

I went back to work on the new work this week with meetings to finalize the final mix of "Gravity & Time" with mates DeMers and Pasculli and back in studio for final mix and mastering over the next week and a half.  The product should be off for duplication shortly after September rolls in. Vince Peddle has the artwork on the run, will meet with him this coming week to wrap that up. The work has taken time, but has been worth the effort as it sounds pretty darn good.

We are going to be doing two CD release shows locally, the first on October 14th at the Island Center Music performance hall and then at our home base on November 12th at the Union Square Deli. Jazz legend, Barney McClure will be joining for the November show and will be featured on piano and Hammond B3. I have heard and known of McClure for over thirty years and now to not only have him working of the disc, but to be working on stage with him is really exciting and a bit beyond comprehension. Barney is not only a great player, but also an all around good soul that brings great energy to us all.

 

Be well, continue the good work and stay out of trouble……..Chris