The new album is shaping up nicely and I am having a lot of fun with it. After using only acoustic bass and a very acoustic sound for the new Christmas album (title: “christmas + santa fe”, release date: October 17th, 2000) I have chosen a bigger sound for this album. I have a lot of music and it sounds a bit like a mixture from the last 10 years. A little bit of “Innamorare”, a little bit of “The Hours between Night + Day”, and a little bit of “Opium”. From very mellow ballads to exciting rumbas. We have also recorded 4 coversongs for the album. A lovely version of “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix, featuring some beautiful guitar playing by Eric Schermerhorn (we also play his original music before our live shows), a rumba version of “The Girl from Ipanema” which we performed live with Luna Negra XL in 1997 and 1999, a beautiful version of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”, and another rumba of “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones. I have heard a lot of versions of “Kashmir”, but they all sounded exactly like the original. My version is completely different. Very mellow and almost Bossa Nova-like in its mood. We also created 5 short mock-movie soundtrack interludes that we will put between some of the songs. All in all it looks to become a rather long album that I hope will take your mind on a beautiful journey. No release date for his album yet. Maybe Spring of next year.