Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Construction Begins on the Control Room - Tranquiity One Studios

The north wall gets moved to create more space:



The east wall will also be moved back to create more space

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chicago Sessions: Makaya McCraven • Split Decision

Makaya McCraven – drums
Andrew Toombs – piano
Tim Seisser – bass

“The music on 'Split Decision' (the debut album led by drummer Makaya McCraven) shimmers with pop energy while retaining a resilient jazz core - a fresh take on the age-old piano trio, catapulted by McCraven's propulsive percussion into an orbit that few first-time groups ever achieve. Other trios have attempted to fuse jazz roots with contemporary sounds, but McCraven has managed to do so in a way that should fully please listeners of both camps... McCraven's trio album sounds as if it had worked together for years... It has that organic, lived-in quality that marks the most experienced bands - a platform that allows each musician to take chances knowing that the others will (or catch him if he starts to fall). This kind of mutual trust doesn't come easily, and sometimes not at all; here it underlines every track...”
- Neil Tesser (from the liner notes)

Makaya McCraven:

Saturday, August 11, 2012