Tune #6 went down on Monday, and again the wonderful and talented Una was there compiling photographic evidence. Some great shots of the band, Minnow the cat, the fish, and our special guest Bruce Harris! Got a favourite? This tune comes out Monday March 2. Missed an earlier tune? Grab them all here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nick-hempton/id449388179
Tune #6 is in the can! It's called "Nordberg Suite", and will be available Monday! Here's a quick look from the new Steinway at Mezzrow in NYC! (Missed one of the earlier tunes? Grab 'em here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nick-hempton/id449388179)
Here’s track five- on time this time! It’s called Target Practice, and features Dan Aran at the drums, Tadataka Unno on piano, and Dave Baron at the bass. Have a listen and let me know what you think. If you dig the tune, buy it for a dollar! (iTunes link is below) iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/target-practice-single/id957592753 Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00S66GBW6
Tune #4 of Catch and Release comes out Monday! And it features the wonderful Rossano Sportiello at the piano! Sadly we didn't get any footage of the recording session, so I thought I'd bash out a version so you can hear the tune. Rossano sounds much much much much better than this. Buy tunes #1-3 … Continue reading A pianistic stab at Tune #4
To follow up on our last post, we've made progress! A tune was written, a pianist and an engineer were booked, and a recording session has taken place! Thursday morning I went into Smalls to put down tune 4 of Catch and Release, and I did so with one of my favourite musicians, Rossano Sportiello! … Continue reading Derailment averted by sporty fellow; delay on track 4.
Tune #3 is called "The Third Degree", and it comes out a week from today! Here are some shots from the recording session, featuring our special guest, guitarist Peter Bernstein! Dig: As always, thanks Una Stade for the great pictures!
I took my life in my hands and went to Mezzrow after dark for this video. Mezzrow is the new piano room in Greenwich Village, sister club to Smalls, and may or may not be haunted. I should warn you that something horrifying happens in this clip. And then I stop playing the piano and … Continue reading A Terrifying Encounter with the Undead, and Some Light Piano Music.
Here's a clip of the cats swinging out in the studio, on track #2 of Catch and Release. The tune is called "Hanging for Dear Life", and you're watching Tadataka Unno at the piano, Dave Baron on the bass, and Dan Aran at the drums. The tune will be released September 2. Dig!