Met Jon for breakfast and conversation.
Then a couple of hours in the studio, working on a very funky new Tangos.
In the afternoon conversation and red wine with Robert Bluestone, a classical guitarist and fellow Santa Fean. Jon recorded Robert’s latest album at his studio in high res: 24bit/88.2kHz. The album contains a wonderful piece in several movements that was written for Robert by Andrew York. The CD should be out in a couple of months and the music should appear in our LL around that time as well.
At 8PM I went to the studio to briefly check something that was on my mind and ended up working on two pieces until after 11PM. Especially a new Bolera/Ballad in three movements, which I recorded last week, is grabbing me. I find it to be of that wonderful combination of Lightness with Melancholy – if you know what I mean. The unbearable lightness of being. Depth with a smile. Like most of the other pieces for the new album, it is rather long at about 9’30”. Jon added a wonderful bass track last week and phoned in the keys yesterday – meaning he uploaded them to his server for me to download.