Louisiana Music Factory, NOLA
Peaches Records, NOLA
See You CD, Urbana, IL
Recording, mixing, and mastering 2ND PASS is my second music project in New Orleans. The recording session was in August 2019 at the Music Shed Studio.
Jacques Delatour (recording and mixing engineer) was instrumental in putting together this second studio session and in hand-picking a great group of professional New Orleans musicians that he has worked with over the years. In large part I've been able to produce this record because of the talented and dedicated musicians and engineers this city attracts. The quality of 2ND PASS was dramatically elevated by Ejric Bernhardt’s playing and arranging and by Whitney Alouisious’s added vocals on four tracks.
I’ve performed a few of these songs for more than 30 years with different groups and musicians. The versions of the songs on 2ND PASS have a definite New Orleans groove with a straightforward vocal style.HOLY MOLY came about after a 2015 meeting with Jacques Delatour in NOLA. We then organized a December 2017 recording session at the Music Shed with this top-drawer group of New Orleans musicians, Peter Rozé (guitar), Jake Gold (keyboards), Kyle ShaBram Sharamitaro (drums), Ted Long (bass), Ejric Bernhardt (saxophones) and great mastering by Bruce Barielle. The CD was released in July 2018.
In NOLA I connected with audio engineers Jacques DeLatour and Clay Smith and they were able to save, transfer, and enhance the original live cassette tape recordings from the State Street Band circa 1981 and SAILCAT circa 1976. It was a pleasure to meet and work with them and the sound quality is greatly improved. A few more of these tracks are posted on YouTube.
State Street Band w Tom Brewer 1981 Holy Moly
John Sexton (Trombone), Tom Brewer (Vocals), Dan Anderson (Bass), Bill French (Drums), Martin Alblinger (Guitar).On YouTube
State Street Band w Tom Brewer 1981 Autumn Leaves
SAILCAT Unchain My Heart 1976
Members L to R: Brian Moore (drums), Ed Maliskas (piano/vocals), Perry Hamilton (bass/vocals), Tom Brewer (vocals/percussion), Martin Cupp (blazing guitar).
SAILCAT 2 TOO HIGH (S.Wonder) 1976