About this project
I am happy to be able to offer my band's only "live" recording to you through ArtistShare and this Live Project
. We recorded Days of Wine and Roses
during a week-long engagement at the Jazz Standard in New York, January
2000. For 5 years, the CD was only available in a gift package with 2
bottles of Maria Schneider Riesling, and then we re-released it here. Sorry, no wine included anymore. You have
to go to a wine store for that now – and it is still made for those that wish to look.
The album showcases mostly
arrangements and older music of mine. I love this album because it
captures the life and energy the band has when playing a live gig. I
think you'll agree, it is very different from all of our studio
recordings. David Baker, the recording engineer to whom this "re-issued"
album is dedicated, did a masterful job capturing the sound of the band
and the feel of the room "live to two-track."
As a participant
you will experience a little of the tours we did of Europe and the US
back in 2005, experiencing everything through photo galleries, video,
and audio journals. I captured as much as I could – our bus stuck on a
mountain in Barcelona, our panic before a concert when Air France lost
our music and luggage, guys joking around backstage. It's a whole lot of
We did this project long before most musicians were
sharing "behind-the-scenes" content. It was 2005, and ArtistShare had
already long broken ground with this concept as the first crowd-funding site, and was
absolutely on the cutting edge of making documentation like this
possible. It's fun now to see what we were doing when half the world
didn't even have dial-up internet yet (thus, please understand that these videos were made lo-res for dial-up modems).
Tours are always eventful, and
here, my stress becomes your entertainment! I hope you'll enjoy this project.
THIS PROJECT WAS COMPLETED 11/4/2006