Track #5, “Target Practice”, In Black and White

Happy New Year! The silly season's out of the way for another year, the headaches have subsided, and here at Catch and Release HQ we've kicked out the squatters and cleaned the stains off the ceiling. And we're back on the blog! Tune #5, entitled "Target Practice", comes out this Thursday! The release date took … Continue reading Track #5, “Target Practice”, In Black and White

A pianistic stab at Tune #4

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

The Third Degree in moving pictures!

Our third little bundle of jazz is out in the world, and seems to be making friends. It's quickly become our most popular tune on iTunes, thanks, probably entirely, to the participation of our man Peter Bernstein. Not just one of my favourite musicians, Peter is also a generous, modest, supportive dude. The session was … Continue reading The Third Degree in moving pictures!

Session #3 in pics, and our secret guest revealed!

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!

Inscrutable, impenetrable iTunes

Of all the people and organizations I deal with, iTunes is the most mysterious. And I work with some freaking oddballs. Somehow my music ends up for sale there, but I have no clue how or why. Like many independents, I use an outfit called CD Baby to handle digital distribution; their system is easy … Continue reading Inscrutable, impenetrable iTunes

Sixty Seconds of a Very Swinging Trio!

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!

Recording Session #2 in pictures!

Tune #2 is done and dusted! I wish recording sessions could all be this easy- a comfortable, relaxed setting, with cats who are not only the most happening, but extremely easy to work with. Thanks again go to Una for some great photos, and there are videos on the way! Next up is mixing, then … Continue reading Recording Session #2 in pictures!