So, as I hinted in a post
last week, we have now officially started work on our 4th album. We spent a Saturday afternoon at the studio of Adrian Zavala (you may remember him from a performance on guitar with Drop Trio at the 2005 Watermelon Festival).
Our approach on this new album is different from anything we've done before: we start with a handful of sessions at different studios around Texas, playing all improv. Then we take the results of those sessions and edit them into a single album. So far, sounds like Leap
, right? Here's the difference - once we've got everything assembled into an album, then we turn around and learn the whole thing
- and then re-record a new interpretation of it as the "real" album.
Sounds ambitious and / or crazy, I know. But if the results are anything like what we got last weekend, it'll be worth it. Here's a clip from the first improv track from the session
And here are some more photos