Last night at SFJazz we introduced our new studio CD "Someone New" to a select and very fun audience of our friends, supporters, donors, and their friends. The divine Leslie Ann Jones ( Head of the recording studio at Skywalker where the CD was recorded) came to help us set our mikes for the SFJazz space which was very nice of her; the rep and the room are made to be miked. We came, we mingled, had a glass of champagne, Brian introduced the program and we sang Chega de Saudade, Ring of Fire, "Wait" Fantasy, Mirrorball ( which we were happy to dedicate to Elizabeth Halbing - the new bride of Ken Grant who has been the major sponsor and encourager of this project) and I feel better. We'll be taking a number of tunes from the album on tour. The recording will be available on October l from www.chanticleer.org and amazon.
Eric, in his Ring of Fire, photographed by Wernher Krutein