• 1.24-31.8 “Dirty Baby” recording session with Nels Cline composer, David Breskin producer, and Ron Saint Germain engineer

    Nels listens to the playback

    Nels listens to the playback

     

    Going into this recording session, I knew immediately I was in on a very significant project. With my busy schedule of working full time, training afterward for a few hours each day, I still managed to show up to this most nights except the first one when Jon Brion and a ton of others were on the one day/side A session. But for the rest of 7 days, luckily for me, sessions like this go on a little late.  As long as I can physically reach the studio couch in Burbank, I’d be fine & happy.

     

    Nels Cline in recording session

    Nels Cline in recording session

     

    Nels was commissioned to write 39 pieces of music to accompany a series of painting be Ed Ruscha. It is to be released in 2 CDs along with the reproduction of the paintings in a form of a book. David Breskin – producer/poet – was writing poetry for each piece of painting. Musicians Scott Amendola, Devin HoffAlex ClineVinny GoliaDan ClucasJeff GauthierJessica Catron, Jeremy DrakeBrad Dutz, were the ones I caught up with. 

    It has to be one of my favorite moments of the year.

     

    Jeremy Drake's hand and guitar

    Jeremy Drake's hand and guitar

    Jeremy Drake - guitar

    Jeremy Drake - guitar

    Jessica Catron on Cello

    Jessica Catron on Cello

    Brad Dutz on vibe

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    Dan Clucas on trumpet

    Dan Clucas on trumpet

    Devin Hoff - bassist

    Devin Hoff - bassist

    Jeff Gauthier - violin

    Jeff Gauthier - violin

    Alex Cline - percussion

    Alex Cline - percussion

    Scott Amendola - drums

    Scott Amendola - drums

    studying the chart

    studying the chart