I have had the pleasure of working, in various roles, with very gifted artists, musicians and bands over the years. Each situation brought with it, a different challenge, but In the end they were all great, wonderful experiences. To music.
Come Inside by Pressure Point
It was a total joy to work on Come Inside. I was so happy that the band members put enough trust and faith in me to musically produce this cut and my dear friend Yvonne Jordan took a chance and released it on her label.
Lionel Crawford / Oscar Woods Project is Lionel Crawford on guitars, keyboards, drums, drum programing and music production and Oscar Woods on bass. The track was written by Crawford and Woods; two musicians who can easily engage in conversation using the language of music. The track, Looking For G, is a gem of a jam which the duo wrote and recorded at Blue House Studio.
Crawford and Woods generated a shared, raw energy normally associated with live performances but captured it in a studio setting. The two finally thought it would be a good idea to finally share this track with fellow Funk-Rock lovers. No lyrics to contemplate, though some might try to find deeper meaning in the title; but it might be best to simply kick back and enjoy the musical conversation.
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Looking For G
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When I got the call to contribute some guitar work on the Better With Time studio sessions with Personal Touch I was ecstatic. I was playing guitar with the Jus Us Band at the time when fellow bandmates, vocalists Ray Baskerville, James McLoyd and Rex Greene decided to work on a side project which would incorporate remakes of vintage R&B songs along with a few originals. The project was tracked and mixed at Roxbury Station by sound engineer Marc Wager and produced by Personal Touch & Joseph Whalen. I definitely enjoyed playing on the Better With Time CD and I hope you enjoy listening also.
Seth Sharp sent me a message from Iceland. He was working on some tracks and thought it would be nice if I had time to collaborate on a song called, Acceptable To Ourselves. I said, of course, send me what you have, because we have collaborated together, in the past, both in person and over the internet. He dropped a rough stereo mix, wave file, into my inbox in the U.S. I dropped that into Logic Pro X and the collaboration was off and running. I really loved what he had put together so I was definitely inspired to added some guitar tracks. I also added some muted trumpet melody and solo parts utilizing my Yamaha Motif then sent that back to him. Seth edited, mixed, produced and released Acceptable To Ourselves on Bandcamp.com
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