Happiness is collaborating in a fine sounding studio with richly crafted (and crafty!) musical artists. When the sound storm starts and everyone steps in to gain their own toward ultimately group footing – grunts, humphs, ahhs, yeses, nos – making room for different dialects and ideas – failing to make room until one grows so big and right it’s a fait accompli – increment adjustings, line changes, concept re-workings/re-leases – new minds of new ideas for new outcomes.Take after take after take after take past bends in the river from what flowed before.
Then THE one appears.
I hear Ron, our bass player, on the rough mix of the last METRO with Thad Jones’ A CHILD IS BORN take that we recorded saying sotto voce simply, “That’s it.” Little compares.