Crowdfunding campaign @ Pozible: Ross McHenry Trio debut album
The story of the projectIn early January 2015 I found out two of my favorite musicians, and friends, were in Adelaide at the same time as each other. Matthew Sheens, who lives in NYC, was in town to visit family and friends and Myele Manzanza, who lives in Wellington, NZ was in town to play WOMADelaide with his group. Matt and and I studied together at the Elder Conservatorium but hadn't played together for several years. Myele and I had been playing together pretty consistently since we recorded my 2013 album Distant Oceans. I knew this would be a great group if we could get it together so we scheduled in some recording time around Myele's performance at WOMAD and some other rehearsals Matt had on.
We didn't have much time but the music came together very quickly. We recorded 5 tunes over 1.5 days and the music sounded great! But as we all know, 5 tunes is not enough for an album so the files have been sitting on my computer waiting for an opportunity to get together and record again to finish the album.
That opportunity came when we were booked to perform at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival this year.
Immediately after the Melbourne Jazz Festival performances we will head into Ginger Studios in Melbourne for two days to complete the album. ,http://www.ginger-studios.com/
We'll be in the studio for 2 days and during that time we'll record another 5 tunes making the finished album 10 tunes.
Once we've finished the album I'll mix it at Mixmasters studios in Adelaide.
Once it's completed it'll be released on First Word records http://www.firstwordrecords.com/ but you'll get your copy first, before everyone else has a chance to hear it.
This project really means a lot to me. I can't wait to share the music with you all. You can preview the one of the tracks we recorded here last year here, it's called Inside your, my, our head. I hope you like it.