Hello Friends: This is my first blog since 2008? I really should pay more attention to my site, aye? Ok.
I'm into the studio with Mike Mainieri and Jay Messina producing. The plan is to do a full CD live to 2-track. Yikes. That means no overdubs, and no later mixing. Jay will mix on the fly. There are a few things about this approach. In the first place, we will finish the project quick. This recording is only possible because of the generous contribution of time and love by a number of people. The players and the producers. Also, there's an excitement about recording live. Get it, or forget it.
I am in the Fort Lauderdale airport, returning to Eleuthera Bahamas. I just met with Mike and Jay yesterday and went through the arrangements. I had spent the last month getting the forms of the tunes together according to our conversations during the summer.
The whole thing started over a breakfast we were having on West 72nd Street NYC in August. One thing led to another, and here we are. I will be back with more info soon. Best, Nicho