yesterday was a good day.
Saul Zonana* and his wife Nicole are visiting.
he and I spent 5 hours digging through the hard drive containing the power trio performances earmarked to be side 4.
by five o'clock we were listening to
rough mixes of dayton and newport.
the rough mixes were unadorned,
raw as sushi,
but they sounded powerful,
charged with energy.
Wow! eric and julie are just awesome!
finally I can hear them without being preoccupied dancing on a pedalboard while singing in one time signature and playing in another. we have a beautiful trio portrait done by mark colman and I've begun designing the artwork, so now I can rest assured we have a live side 4 on the burner.
*some of you may remember saul zonana as our opening act or you might just have his record I was part of 42 days (a good idea). saul has been listening since the inception of the mike and mike trio and throughout the growth of this awesome trio with eric and julie. I can't think of a better person to partner with for the mixing of this, my first live solo record.