Jeff Cochran releases poetry CD
Jeff worked at recording his new CD at The Addition Studio last spring and now the fruits of that effort can be held in the hand!
This handsome CD package is an impressive work of art, and it contains two CD’s with a total of 85 poems from this master craftsman of poetry and the spoken word. Jeff’s artwork for the cd jacket was mastered by the talented graphic artist Gwen Jamison.
Click on the link to read about Jeff’s visit to the studio and to hear a few tracks from the new release.
Pioneer CS-88 Loudspeakers circa 1972
Being a child of the 70’s, I can say that there are a lot of things I do not miss from that decade. Having said that, I would exclude a few categories from my “I would just as soon forget” list….. Continue reading Pioneer CS-88 and the lost art of loudspeaker cabinet building
Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks
I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away. “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks” was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s. The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away
I came across this video of the Rosenberg Trio and was quickly reminded of my fascination for gypsy jazz guitar aka jazz manouche. The most well known hero of this style is Django Reinhardt. As a young adult, I was first introduced to this infectious style of gypsy jazz playing by Continue reading The Rosenberg Trio and the Quintette du Hot Club de France
The Addition Studio featured in Local ADK magazine.
Special thanks to Julie Canepa for her fine article detailing the genesis, philosophy and day to day workings of the studio. Local ADK is a classy, quarterly publication…… Continue reading The Addition studio featured in local adk magazine
Interesting video shot in Telluride, Colorado. I have always liked the pairing of these two instruments. There is a large range between the frequency response of the mandolin and acoustic stand up bass that allows for a very unique and uncluttered sound. Pretty cool………