An injured back & unable to play guitar, this keyboard became my writing tool. (Oct/15 to April/16)
The Tropical Dream Begins at Gallery Studios, Ottawa, Canada (Nov. 19--Dec. 3, 2016)
Dean Watson getting things ready...at Gallery Studios
Terry says to René Fortier, "Let's start with some congas...
and some bongos too."
You want me to play what?
Hey René! I know you're exhausted but how about some UDU for the next few tunes?
Wouldn't some timbales sound great on the cha cha?
Come on, René! You only did 18 hours of percussion tracking. You're tired?
Pensive Norm Glaude adds some upright to a rainy day bossa (Dec. 10, 2016)
I know you're busy with Kobo Town Robert Milicevic, but I really need drums on two tunes. Thanks!
Mark Ferguson adding piano and basking in a Christmas-y glow. (Dec. 22, 2016)
Raphael Weinroth-Browne's cello brings needed warmth on a bitterly cold day. (Jan. 13, 2017)
Jeff, could you play on two tunes that have already been tracked? Great, thanks! (Jan. 20, 2017)
I know you have a cold Nick Dyson but I need 25 more trumpet parts in ten minutes! (Jan. 27, 2017)
It was becoming clear by this time that I had to do more than supervise. (Feb. 16-23, 2017)
Didn't take long for me to complain about having to play more parts...
Okay, fine. I'll do it.
Via Toronto, Martha Mazzoleni & Kiki Martinez record some Paraguyan harp for me! (June 6-8, 2017)
Work those strings, Martha! Awesome!
Brian! I need you to play the last part on my album. Thanks, it's done! (June 19, 2017)
I took the tracks to Phil Bova to mix and master them. This poor guy didn't know what hit him!
All in all it was a fun album to do...if you were the Captain!