Wade became obsessed with completing an accurate transcription, and as the guy who had to listen to all this from the next room, I’ll tell you it was no small feat. After hours of the sound of metal clanging, Wade would emerge from his room and say something like “I Think this section is 15 over 7 over 9 but it only lasts for two beats” Wade alerted David to this project and David put out the challenge “Finish this by Dec and I’ll get an orchestra to play it”. So this is what happened Wade finished, David did an arrangement and this work was performed by http://www.composersconcordance.com Wade then received a recording of the performance, which he passed to me and the result of my fiddling is now here for enjoyment listening.
I am remembering back to 08 when the studio on Maujer was an infant and I was itchy to play. My friend Jason, said something like, ” I have a song” so I invited him over for a late night of drinking whiskey in the dark and the rest was magic. I hope you enjoy this and thanks Michael Gittleman for playing bass and Chris Stewart for playing guitar.
I am in the surreal aftermath of my recording session, listening to the roughs over and over saying to my self something like ” I can’t believe I wrote that, or played it or that it’s real!?” I start to mix tomorrow with Michael Gittleman. I have set a loose deadline of two to three weeks to have the album mixed and mastered. Can’t wait to share this album, called, uhmm, iduknow maybe Tahoma Hauptman Quintet if I can’t think of anything better.
Over all this has been….. is an amazing experience but everything can’t be perfect, boo hoo. It would be to easy to to dwell in perceived negatives and loose the momentum of the moment, so I must push past such a possibility. To stay focused on the positive and use the inertia of this experience I have started writing again, and something altogether different to boot! Always more to do, more to learn.