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01.31.16 Composer and Post-bop Pianist Jon Davis with Brian Boggess

Mr. Jon Davis and Brian Boggess having some fun at the Measure Lounge, Manhattan, NY.

Composer and post-bop pianist Jon Davis (Jaco Pastorius, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Stan Getz, Mike Stern) arrived at Little Steven Van Zandt’s Greenwich Village studio on Tuesday January 26 to lay down an astonishing Hammond B3 organ solo for Brian Boggess Group’s upcoming second independent North American vinyl record release and first full album.

Engineer ace Mr. Geoff Sanoff was at the board ready with a fire extinguisher in case the Hammond organ keys caught fire from Mr. Davis’ nitro-glistening performances.

This album track will be designated A5, closing side A.

It starts out with a classical baroque instrumental motif, where Mr. Davis plays harpsichord along with Boggess’ guitar and bass. It immediately dives into a Latin world music ballad accompanied by Mr. Davis on piano with Brian Wolfe on drums, congas, bongos, and shakers.

However, comma, the final movement transitions into a spellbinding jazz fusion jam which stars Mr. Davis on Hammond B3 organ recorded directly to 1/2″ tape.

Think a more avant-garde jazz Rick Wakeman meets Frank Zappa meets Keith Jarrett…you can even throw in a little Beatles and Doors if you can handle all the sublimated juice…

Track A5 subsumes a new vibe jazz fusion beyond words which simply has to be heard…and it’s coming to a turntable near you…Now more than ever.

 

Jon Davis and Brian Boggess at Measure Lounge NYC

01.23.16 Brian Boggess Group Second Independent Vinyl Record Release and First Full Album Nearly Complete!

The Brian Boggess Group is currently recording their second independent North American vinyl release and first full album at Little Steven Van Zandt’s private Greenwich Village studio with engineer Mr. Geoff Sanoff. Release Date: First quarter 2017

Brian Boggess Recording in Steven Van Zandt's Studio 2015

Brian Boggess recording bass using Little Steven’s Hofner H500/1 Vintage 1964 Violin with flatwounds.

Drummer Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe tuning up his very own 1967 Ludwig kit. Mr. Wolfe brings his own drum kit, because that’s the way he rolls, baby.

Drummer Brian Wolfe w:Engineer Geoff Sanoff

Brian Wolfe tuning up his 1967 Ludwig kit with engineer extraordinaire Geoff Sanoff looking on.

Brian Boggess Recording Session Amps Vox Bassman

Just a few vintage tube amps being used for Brian Boggess Group’s 2nd album recording sessions. We also used Mr. Sanoff’s awesome 1959 Fender Champ, a Fender Twin (which shook the foundation of the building), and a 1969 Ampeg for the bass. The tweed in the photo is a Fender Bassman.

Brian Boggess Recording Session Amp Marshall

Yet more vintage tube amps being used for Brian Boggess Group’s 2nd album recording sessions.

Brian Boggess Recording Session Guitars 2

Brian Boggess’ Les Paul Standard and Fender Strat among several guitars used for the BBG’s 2nd album recording sessions, including, but not limited to, a Rickenbacker 350V63, 12-string Rickenbacker electric, Gibson ES335, Gretsch 6118, vintage ’64 Gibson SG, Martin acoustic, Fender Precision bass (rosewood fretboard), and Mr. Sanoff’s totally awesome maple top Fender Precision bass!