Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:20 PM
The recording, editing, mixing and mastering is all complete on the tracks for my first solo CD project. The album is titled "Something More" and is to be released in March 2018 by PARMA Recordings on their Ansonica label. This is a project that has been more than two years in the making and many years in the developmental process. Originally the album was to be named "A Day in the Park," which is the subtitle to a song that I wrote for my son Sebastian called Sebastian's Day Off: A Day in the Park, which somewhat chronicles a day in the park following my then five-year olf son around the park. The project also included three tunes dedicated to three of my mom's sisters, but I decided late last year to write songs dedicated to the remaining two of my mom sisters and changed the title of the project to "Something More." The title comes from one of the songs on the project by the same name, which is dedicated to my wife, Virginia. So the whole theme of the project changed from one of playfulness (I replaced three tunes recorded last year with the newly written pieces for my mom and the remaining two sisters) to one of dedication to my mom and her sisters. The tunes are no less playful, but each piece on the album is now dedicated to family members, including the one to my son Sebastian, and Something More to my wife. I am excited and relieved that the work is done, and that all of the material is now in the capable hands of PARMA designers and engineers to complete the project. On the the next big thing!