File this one under shameless self promotion. Christopher Johnson-a truly brilliant pianist who combines blistering speed, a feathery legato, and the ability to bend tempi the way Yuri Geller bends spoons-hiked into LBrown Recording on 9th Ave. several weeks ago to record two of my works, “Soft As a Kiss (Emily’s Song)” and “A Brief Discourse On The Blues,” on the studio’s 1881 Steinway D concert grand piano. As expected, he did a superb job. My only problem was trying to fill the two hour minimum booking time; Chris laid this material down before I could reach for a second cup of coffee.
Louis Brown has a great room. If you’re looking for a place to track in Manhattan, particularly if your session involves a piano, I’d strongly suggest you head to the company website (lbrownrecording.com) and poke around.
I created a virtual album of these two works, “Reunion,” and put it on my Nimbit store, in the Piano category. Like everything else, it streams for free. INSERT HUCKSTERISM HERE: “Hey, check it out, check it out, Psst, come on, what you got to lose?”
If you do listen, leave a comment if you care to! Here’s the link: