My collaborative composition, exploring space and the concept of assemblage. No direction or notation was used during the process. I played drums in San Diego, Michael Pellera played piano in New Orleans, Harry Walsh played bass in London, Linn Hentschel sang in Umeå, Sweden, and Dana Nielsen mixed the work in Los Angeles, CA.
The talented Alison Bordes on vocals on this one, titled "Would You" with Charlie Dennard on keyboards.
Michael Pellera is a world-renowned musician and educator. Michael has performed and recorded with artists like Chet Baker, Buddy Rich, Nicholas Payton, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Brian Blade, Bill Huntington, James Singleton, Astral Project, Adonis Rose, Nat Adderley, Jason Marsalis, Stanton Moore, and Johnny Vidacovich. I'm playing drums on this Pellera composition, joined by Michael Jenner on sax and Mark Anderson on bass. "Ballad in E Flat" recorded at Word of Mouth studios in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This one was recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana. I wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the music with Michael Pellera. Vocals by the very talented Alison Bordes. This demo of "Angels Staying Here" was recorded in one take on a mini-disc player, with no effects or edits.