Had the privilege of tracking the basics for a new Billy Childs project for a few days at Henson Studio A; reimagining the music of Laura Nyro. Larry Klein is producing with a fantastic band: Billy on piano, Brian Blade and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Scott Colley and Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, Dean Parks guitar, Carol Robbins on harp, and Moira Smiley on vocals.
There’s going to be a whole host of guest stars on this including Yo Yo Ma, Lisa Fischer, Layla Hathaway, Alison Krauss, Wayne Shorter, Renée Fleming, Dianne Reeves, Chris Bhotti, Shawn Colvin, Rickie Lee Jones, Esperanza Spalding, and probably a bunch more that I can’t remember or don’t know about right now.
Really cool to be in the room with all these amazing players, listening to them play some beautiful music.
I think this is expected out around mid to end of 2014??