While I was putting together my discography I realized there were many artists’ CD projects I was involved that I have not placed on my discography. This is due to many reasons. One of the main reasons is because I never kept a list of what projects I was recording on and did not have any CD as a reminder or reference. My method of putting together the discography was to go through CD’s I had on my CD shelf. They were given to me from the artists with whom I have recorded. There are many times a recording session player does not receive cd’s they are on. The CD’s may not be available for quite awhile. There may be additional tracks to record, then mixing and mastering to complete the project. Sending a CD to everyone recording on the project usually does not happen.
A few examples of some of the artists I have recorded for that are worth mentioning and not in my discography are Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Byrd, and Richard “Kush” Griffith. I do not know the name of the tune I recorded with Lenny Kravitz. I know one thing, it was funky! I was told in the studio it was supposed to be a sound track to an upcoming movie. It was recorded in 2004 while I was in Los Angeles playing on a tribute to Ray Charles for CBS. Recording for Bobby Byrd’s CD took place at Bootsy Collins’ studio. That is the session where I met Fred Wesley for the first time in 1998. Richard “Kush” Griffith’s CD was also recorded at Bootsy Collins’ studio. That was a couple of years before Richard “Kush” Griffith passed away.
On the CD’s listed on the discography my role in the sessions were mainly to record trumpet (T) and flugelhorn (F). On some sessions I did horn arranging (A), composing (C), and helping in the final mix (M). I have designated my input on the sessions with the capital letters under the title of “Role.”
The majority of my recording sessions are for theme parks, cruise ships, industrial/corporate shows, and commercials. CD’s are only one product produced in the sessions I do. ers a wide range of music styles. Well, here it is:
July 25th: Fred Wesley & the New JB's - Gorizia, IT
July 27th: Fred Wesley & the New JB's - Zadar, HR
July 30th: Fred Wesley & the New JB's - Savona, IT
August 3rd: Fred Wesley & the New JB's - Friedrichshafen, DE
August 4th: Fred Wesley & the New JB's - Dinslaken, DE
August 27th: Leinegarde Brass Workshop - Neustadt am Rübenberge
August 28th: Leinegarde Brass Workshop - Neustadt am Rübenberge
September 11th: Fette Hupe - Hannover, DE
September 23rd & 24th: Tribute to Pee Wee Ellis at Ronnie Scott's - London, GB
November 2nd - December 4th: Fred Wesley & The New JB's - European Tour