It is mid-September as I write this. School is back in session and the nights are starting to be quite cool. All the subtle and not-so-subtle signs of the season are saying “Get back to work!”. High time for a new newsletter!
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Killer Tracks – Nice Pop II
How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Largely writing, recording and producing a new 12 song CD for Killer Tracks/Universal Music Group, “Nice Pop II”, to be a companion to 2012’s “Nice Pop” in their NYB catalog. The CD features sounds, styles and attitudes inspired by contemporary Top 40 radio. I had an inordinate amount of fun writing these songs, which run the gamut from tender ballads to nihilistic dance pop, including one in which the love-struck protagonist can only make progress with the girl of his dreams by tagging along with her and her entire posse of BFFs.
I had the invaluable assistance of singers Cassidy Ladden and Jeff Washburn, who really brought the songs to life. Also, my old pal and frequent co-writer Davi Vieira came in to play percussion on several songs.
Nice Pop II is slated for a November release on Killer’s website.
MORE KILLER TRACKS… SPORTS TRAILERS
Also slated for November release on the Killer website is a set of 12 Brazilian sports trailers, title TBA, to go in the Killer Latino catalog. The songs were composed and recorded by me and Davi Vieira and have already been used in the ESPN coverage of the FIFA World Cup this past summer under a Temporary exclusive deal. As we say in Portuguese: “Levante E Vamos!” (Get up and Go!)
ALTO THE MOVIE – DIANE DeGARMO – SHAKE THE TREE PRODUCTIONS – ADR SESSIONS:
In the dead of August, we were very pleased to record ADR for the upcoming “Alto The Movie” under the expert guidance of director Mikki Del Monico of Shake The Tree Productions. Actors recorded included American Idol winner Diana DeGarmo, Lou Martini Jr., Natalie Knepp, Ward Horton, Jake Robards, Gerard Renison and the amazing Toni D’Antonio (also the producer).
EYTAN MIRSKY – IS THERE A NEW CD?
Power-pop icon and movie songwriter Eytan Mirsky (Happiness, American Splendor, The Tao of Steve) has a way of recording songs over a long period of time until all of a sudden you realize that the next album is done. We are getting close to a follow-up to 2012’s smash “Year of The Mouse“. Aside from the usual wrecking crew that records the music (me) we have had some very able assists from Keyboardists Robbie Kondor and Jon Cobert, saxophonist Michael Weisberger, trumpeter Mike Lewis, percussionist Davi Vieira and drummer/percussionist Denny McDermott, as we strive to take Eytan’s music in previously unexplored directions! You can check out one of Eytan’s songs, channeling some 70’s group, HERE.
Meredith Levande/Monkey Monkey Music: Spent a long day with Meredith and her crack rhythm section, Yuka Tadano and Barbara Merjan, recording basics for a whole new batch of songs. All this while Meredith prepares a pilot for an upcoming PBS show. The lady does not ever slow down! Singer/songwriters Marco Joachim, Brian McNeese and William Ben Brooks, have been in and out, all in various stages of upcoming projects.
JGMP ON FACEBOOK:
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And that’s a wrap for now. Hope to see you soon!