I played a really nice record date for this fabulous singer from Chicago named Erin Mcdougald this week at Bennett Studios in Englewood New Jersey. On the date we had Dave Liebman, Tom Harrell, Dan Block, and myself in front with Rodney Green on Drums, with Cliff Schmitt on bass, and Rob Block on piano, and guitar. Rob Block did the arrangements along with Erin Mcdougald. All in all it was a fun date and for me a great honor to hang and play with Dave Liebman, and Tom Harrell who are warriors in the music, and I hold the deepest respect for.. Every note these guys played was golden. In fact that goes for everyone in the band. For me hanging and playing music with Dave Liebman was particularly exciting as I used to sit right behind him at The Village Vanguard nightly when he was performing with the Elvin Jones group regularly. As a student of Elvin’s I was allowed to sit in the back corner(with a coke), and watch at the ripe age of 14 years old. And now I am playing with Dave Liebman on a recording. It was an honor and a thrill as was it to play with Tom Harrell, as he is just brilliant all around. His sound, and language are just perfect in every way. Don’t know when the CD will release, but it is a beautiful project engineered by Tony Bennett’s son Dae Bennett, and Erin Mcdougald sings her ass off, looks and sounds really great. I wish her the best of luck with this CD.
October 22, 2010
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