Did Ya Hear That? (2022)
Neal Grandstaff & Friends Original Music “Did Ya’ Hear THAT?”
2. Darkwave City
4. TV Funk
5. Darkwave Down Town
6. Pop 8
7. La Teen
Jason Carter Drums tr. 1. 5. 6. Timbales. tr. 7
Dennis Carter Drums tr. 2. 3. 4. 7.
Silver Sorensen Bass tr. 1. 5. 6.
Dave Captein Bass tr. 2. 3. 4. 7.
Brian Rose Piano/Organ tr. 1. 5. 6.
Joe Millward Piano/Organ tr. 2. 3. 4. 7.
Neal Grandstaff Guitar All Tracks / Strings tr. 2 / Vibes tr. 5 / Composer all tracks
Wes Tjurnlund Tenor Sax tr. 2.
Fred Berman Alto Sax tr. 7
DTW Horns tr. 1. 3. 4. 7.
Dave Floratos Alto Sax/Flute tr. 1. 4. 5. 6.
Keegan Wall Alto /Bari Sax
Gavin Milligan 2nd Trumpet
Bowan Walcott 1st Trumpet
Scott Mitchell Alto Sax
Ed Probst Trombone
Justin Schepige Trombone
Mike Renwick Percussion tr. 7
Justin Schepige Horn Wrangler/Section Leader DTW Horns/Copyist & Charts Generation
The compositions in this offering, for 2021, is a compilation of original songs that were first produced as MIDI sequences with the use of the Roland Sound Canvas, as the “sound source”. To finally have put these tunes through their natural metamorphosis and, to have them performed and recorded in a live studio environment, was a real joy.
The personnel were absolutely best choices for each tune. The production required two different rhythm sections, a flexible “mix and match” studio horn section, and added percussion. This broad variety of input, from these great players, has made this production one of my all-time favorites. I have to say, this stable of wonderfully seasoned pros and strong youthful performers, have really done this material justice. It has been an honor to have worked with one and all. All the songs have such a strong synergy that is so palpable, that you can really feel the groove. Now, for the first time, these songs have life. So….. Thanks and gratitude to this fine crew, from Wavelength Studios, Falcon Recording Studios, DTW Horns and, the rest of the friends and musicians at GSP Audio/Sunrise Publishing.
Produced at Wavelength Studios in Salem, OR