I've been waiting so long to share this, so here goes. The Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet's debut album, Splashing the Canvas, is now available everywhere! But the best way to take it in is in its physical form; you can order the CD directly from the guys here.
The album features compositions by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon, Maurice Ravel, Steven Snowden, and others. I'm incredibly proud to have been a part of this journey as the piece are some of the most exciting moments I've ever had the honor to capture. Beautifully mastered by Gary Hobish with gorgeous artwork and layout provided by Christopher David Ryan. I hope you find as much joy in this recording as I do.
And here's a set I put together of some of my favorite Factory tunes. Give it a spin!
I contributed an article to the Performer a couple of year ago about the benefits of recording drums to tape. It's really more my philosophy on recording in the analog domain, but whatever. Take a look here!
The debut from the Austin Saxophone Ensemble is now available with most digital retailers and streaming sites! You should give this one a listen! I recorded this one using my mobile rig last summer in a middle school band hall in northwest Austin.... real proud of this one!
Because I'm working and spending time on my publishing company! You can find me on Twitter and Facebook of course... I tend to post a wealth of updates there. Hope everybody is well and music updates coming your way this week on the blog and site-wide.
Solar Powered People were an absolutely stunning shoegaze/space rock band from Modesto, CA. They ceased to exist a few years ago, however, I still frequently share their music as it's still so fresh to my ears. My now defunct label, Three Ring Records, released a couple of their albums and an EP; and during their time with the label, the opportunity to produce a video as a student project was presented to myself and the band. Now I know when the term "student project" is associated with something I immediately expect questionable results; perhaps this is on account of my time spent as an educator? Anyhow, when the video was finally delivered, it kicked my eyes in the ass! The production value was tremendous, and the message the video delivered was poignant and undeniably relevant. Without saying anything further, I would like to invite you to take a look and listen. I hope you enjoy.