Billy Childs May 2009

Just finished 4 days in the studio tracking basics on the new Billy Childs project – an *incredibly* ambitious project; over 70 minutes of essentially through-composed music for jazz sextet, string quartet, and (on one piece) wind quintet.

The core band was Billy on piano, Scott Colley on bass, Larry Koonse on guitar, Carol Robbins on Harp, Bob Sheppard on reeds, and Antonio Sanchez and Brian Blade on drums. The string quartet was the marvelous Ying Quartet from Rochester, NY – everyone sounded fantastic!

We recorded at LA Sound Gallery in Burbank – a really nice sounding very large room (it used to be the famous Evergreen studios).

Here’s a few snaps: