Some new releases for you from House of Cha Cha!
First up is Jon Irabagon‘s new solo tenor saxophone record called “Bird with Streams,” from Irrabagast Records. This record of (mostly) songs from the pen of Charlie Parker, was recorded completely outside in a canyon in South Dakota. Since it’s Jon, the results are sublime and stunning. First time I’ve ever mixing anything recorded outside and it was such a great experience. Right now it’s only available at Bandcamp so please go buy it there.
Next are the latest two singles from maestro Jon Dryden’s Drifter. “Souvenir” is an adaptation of an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem, beautifully sung by Ren Geisick and featuring Will Graefe on guitar, Aron Caceres on bass and Josh Bailey on drums. “A Fistful of Blood” evokes Sergio Leone films and the noir films of the American West. This one features Daniella Crook on vocals, Will and Aron again, and the great Dan Rieser on drums (also making his engineering debut.) Lose you yourself in the noir, martini-drenched sounds of Drifter. I was the mixer here. Go buy them both from Bandcamp.
Next is first track for the kids funk/soul band Shine & the Moonbeams new record, I Am, which I am currently mixing and should be out by fall 2021. The song is called “I Believe” and it appears on the compilation All One Tribe. Available now at all of the streaming services. Be warned, it’s crazy funky.