Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recording Solo Album

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Hi folks, I have some important news:


As you all know it's been difficult to find the funding to record a full big band album so we plan on re-launching our fundraising campaign in the fall and really pushing it so that we can record more big band music for you to enjoy!


With that being said, let me tell you that it's been very frustrating to have so many songs written and not being able to share them with you. Many of you have come up to me after a shows and asked, "When are you going to record this or that song?" and it has been frustrating for me not to be able to give you a specific answer. So a few weeks ago I decided to unleash all of this energy, all of this lyrics, harmonies and melodies and started recording a modest and intimate solo album to in order to share some of my songs with you. This album will consist of some of my original songs that I do not perform with the big band. The core of this album will consist of myself on vocals and guitar but I will also include some friends and special guests as well as other instruments that I will recorded myself. I'm recording at my good friend's studio Ears and Gears ( which is very convenient since it's right in my basement so I can record on my pajamas (isn’t that convenient?).


Because of its simple nature, this album will be feasible at a very reasonable cost. However it will be possible thanks to the support of some friends and family who will be sponsoring most of the songs. I have already recorded many of the songs and hopefully I will be releasing it in July or August of this year. I can’t wait to share it with all of you!


My main concern is that all of you will understand that the premise of this solo album is both to (finally!) share some of my original music with you and also to use it as therapy for myself (if I didn’t start recording now I was gonna go crazy!). What I mean is that I want to make it clear that my priority is, and will continue to be,  the Gregorio Uribe Big Band and in the Fall I intend to put all of my effort in raising the funds to record our first big band album.


So anyway, from now on I’ll keep you posted on how the recording is going with some videos and blog entries.


 Here’s a first video of me recording guitar for one of the tunes…more to come soon.


Thank you all for your constant support.




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