October 2, 2006

time to catch up on the music blog . .

ok about time to catch up on the music blog . .
Things got put into perspective when David Schnaufer got gravely ill and passed away in the hospice August 23rd
most of you know i worked with him on the sisters of avalon with Cyndi Lauper and again on the Merry Xmas have a nice life CD and also recorded and produced his Delcimore CD along with many other tracks for misc projects including a whole album of piano and dulcimer music which never got mixed.Sadly the album got wiped in a series of mishaps with hard drives . . but I still believe one day i will find it!!! Anyway David will never be forgotten.

Chico Freeman and I wrote a couple of tunes for a jazz album called "the leaders" which sounds really good. Jazz at its finest as played by Cecil McBee, Bobby Watson and Eddie Henderson. Scheduled for release in March.
We have finally finished writing for the triphop project in Greece and have a few tracks on hold for a major film. (Fingers crossed)

Jeff Oster and I swapped files on line ready for his new recording with Will Ackerman and Bryan Carrigan. A very nice mixture of melodic ambient chill.

Dustin Michael and I have been putting together 5250 Music. A collection of 50 cutting edge music shorts, tailor made for film and TV music supervisors. Dustin is one of the young "movers and shakers" in Nashville. We worked together some years back on "The Project"

Seth Glassman and I continue our weekly on line writing sessions. We have been pitching our ever increasing catalogue and have finished writing songs for the Darlene Love album

The 3kstatic gigs in Florida with George Clinton's Parliament got cancelled. But it's coming up for the Buzz and Click Festival in November so hoping to do something with them then. One of my aTHeNa BLue tracks "A man's world" is on their CD "Songs for Choice"

Charles Green went off with CDs in hand to do the Southern Women's shows . .

and in my "spare time" I posted various pieces of doodling on my space and got very inspired by the amazing amount of talent there is out there

More soon . . .