Hot off the press – I recently played on a CD with Adrian Duke titled ‘Lazy Bones’. It’s an interesting collection of tunes, all covers, some arranged in curious ways. We recorded everything at Red Amp Audio in Richmond.
There were a ton of great players on the session – Jody Boyd on drums, John Small Jr. on bass, Wade Short on bass, Skip Gailes on sax, John Winn on clarinet and sax, Kevin Harding on guitar, Rusty Farmer on bass, as well as myself and of course Adrian Duke on piano and vocals.
Jody Boyd did the studio magic and engineered everything.
If I had to pick a favorite tune it would be ‘Hallelujah’, the Leonard Cohen tune. Playing at such a slow tempo is always a challenge but it turned out great. We cut the rhythm section on that and most of the other tunes live in the studio.
‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ is another favorite cut, switching back and forth between a swinging old-school jazz feel and a funky back beat thing.