's first gig in New York was with myself and David
about 15 years ago in a small cafe in the village,
and before that many gigs in San Francisco in the 80's.
's first session as a sideman was with Randy Brecker
and has also played with Scofield
and The BRECKER BROTHERS.
I played with Stern
for 3 years at the dump in New York from '89 through '91.
also recorded on Stern
's standards albums, and has played and toured with Scofield,
. I mean it's bizarre at best. Stern
played with Miles
and in many other formats, and Mike
, and Sco and Stern
and myself were all with Jaco
at some point as well. And now Boris
has been with Dave
for his last few CDs and tours. so.
This really is about friends musically and behind the scenes. in a big way Jaco
's spirit still hovers around all of us. He was a huge BEATLES fan and gave us all a ton of inspiration, thanks JP
We all hope you enjoy the trip.
Very Special Thanks To:
Hisao Ebine and everyone at VIDEOCARTS MUSIC; Peter Karl. Jon Rosenburg, Marko Kata)a, Matt Baxter & all the staff & friends at all the studios for the magic.
Special Thanks To:
The BEATLES, George Martin, Mark and Rosena Melvin for all of their support and love; the rest of the Melvin Mob: Ricky at ZEBRA RECORDS and to all the players for making the music; Marko and Thomas and Mango for the time to mix; Roy Haynes,Edward Kikoski and family, Tamami Forthe great food, juices and the vibe; Bo Sapper and Howard Morris; Susan Scofield, Cafe Trieste, Ned Boynton, Papa Fuki, Zak1r and Toni; Ausch1m. Arshed and Adytia (the tabla mafia), PAISTE Cymbals, REMO Drums, VIC FIRTH Drumsticks; Doug HAVERTY / ART & SOUL DESIGN for the beautiful packages, peace & drums
- Brian Melvin