Registering copyrights, purchasing mechanical licensing, paying royalties, registering new titles, searching for publishers, answering questions about public domain…so much to do before releasing a new album! Now that the recording, editing, mixing and mastering are done, I must be close, right? Not necessarily! But seriously, we ARE close and I expect I will have the final product in my hands within another month. The cover art and liner notes are currently in the design/production stage and that is an exciting process. I absolutely treasure being the producer of my own albums and being able to have the strongest influence on every aspect of the recording, including the artwork design and development. I have hired wonderful photographers and a graphic designer with a gifted eye and a sense for creating something beautiful to match the intent of the music. I am blessed!
Another exciting bit of news is that this new album, “Sweet Youth,” will be my debut recording on the Blujazz label, based in Chicago. I am hopeful that this new relationship with an established jazz label will yield rewarding results for all involved! I am honored to be added to the Blujazz artist roster and am thrilled about this change. Thanks to my fans and friends for your well wishes, support and prayers and keep them coming as we move our way through to make this new recording available to you in the next month or so! Thank you so much for your patience and I hope to see you at a show in the near future!