Photo by Jessy Parr, 2015

Photo by Jessy Parr, 2015

 

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.


                                          Alison Bordes

                                          Alison Bordes

 

The talented Alison Bordes on vocals on this one, titled "Would You" with Charlie Dennard on keyboards.


                                       Michael Pellera  

                                       Michael Pellera

 

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.  


                                                                                                                                           Alison Bordes  

                                                                                                                                           Alison Bordes

 

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. 

 

Photo by Cortney Armitage from a Gary Wilson concert at the Fonda Theatre

Photo by Cortney Armitage from a Gary Wilson concert at the Fonda Theatre