AMERICA! Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are featured singing lead vocals and harmonies, as well as playing acoustic guitars on my arrangement of "I Saw Three Ships". It's a very organic track from the new holiday album, and lends itself so naturally to my friends' sound.
After we recorded the track with Phil Ramone in Nashville, we sent 'the stems' to Hank Linderman in Los Angeles…Continue
Posted on September 2, 2011 at 12:22pm — 28 Comments
Collaborations on new RL Solo Album "Living Proof".
This past few weeks, we've been (Hank Linderman Producing and Recording) working with the very talented Zosia K. I am very excited and impressed with her ideas, both musically and lyrically. As of today, I have about 12 new songs, some of which have made brief preview appearances on BIM.com, in raw form. But the most recent songs are the ones Zosia and I have created via internet. Cool stuff! She is the real…Continue
Posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:53pm — 15 Comments
Anyone who loves music, particularly great songs, probably remembers the moment he first listened to "The Girl From Ipanema" or "Desafinado". For me it was something like the summer of 1962. As a teenager, and fledgling musician, I was in orbit around the music of Motown, The Beatles and Chicago radio Jazz DJ Sid McCoy.
Then I heard the composer Jobim, and I found a part of myself. The mysteries of the long shaped melodies, and the complex harmonic structures completely resonated in…Continue
Posted on March 12, 2011 at 4:41pm — 14 Comments