Dan Weller is producing his coming album and steered me through the arrangements with great skill and patience. We did no pre-production, it was ‘just play something over this’ while he explained the chords and his ideas!
It sounds like it’s really coming together, Jake certainly seems excited..!
Looking forward to hearing how it comes out and I hope my contributions make the final mixes!..
I am very fortunate to have been good friends with saxophonist Alex Bondonno since we were at school together.
He is a very well regarded jazz sax player these days and was kind enough to put some tenor and baritone sax down on a track on the album I’m recording.
The track is a bit of a weird one, the bars are in 4/4 3/4 4/4 5/4, and rotate around the cycle of fifths. (Although rhythm section Steve Brookes and Chris Clarke make it sound like a mighty Bonham groove!)
Alex managed to play some superb sax over the changes and time, seemingly without having to think too hard! Very impressive..
Here is a rough of Alex’s contribution, the final version will include Andy Fairclough’s keys solo and some percussion from Mally Harpaz.