I’m happy to announce I’m working on the finishing touches of my first actual music release, “Light & Sweet” – a 20-minute soundtrack album to a short film-slash-pilot I worked on together with Pablo Panda Productions about a year ago about the trials and tribulations of working in a stressful coffee shop (Which is something I can relate to, having worked at Starbucks in a “previous life”). While not exactly “jazz,” this record definitely has a jazz “flavor” to it.
Although I’ve got about 15 years of backlogged material built up that I’ve never released, I thought focusing on this most recent music project first would be a great way of “testing the waters” – the plan is to release on Bandcamp, and if things go well, I’ll see about preparing some other material for future release as well.
While I wrote & produced all the material on the record, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my good friend Jake Reid who manned guitar & bass on the recording, Mike Bognar who remastered all the material to prepare for the release, and of course, the film’s fearless director, Gregg Ellson, who provided crucial guidance throughout the entire writing process.
Stay tuned for more updates, but for now, here’s a preview clip from one of the tracks on the record, which should give an idea of the “hybrid jazz” style I went for on the project.