Monday, 19 November 2012

Jimmy Chamberlin Wraps Recording on New Album

The album Jimmy Chamberlin has been working on with Frank Catalano and Percy Jones is in the bag. Since announcing on Friday the 15th of November that he was "Up early this morning to set up drums for a recording session with Jimmy Chamberlin... [who is] tracking a new album" drum tech extraordinaire Vic Salazar has been keeping us updated with a couple of photos here and there.  Today he reports that the recording session has wrapped;  "It's all done. Time to mix!". 

For those of you scratching your heads regarding the kit Chamberlin has been snapped playing, no he hasn't re-signed with Yamaha - he's just playing the studio's kit.  Interestingly, to me at least, in none of the photos that I've seen posted has [standard] close-miking been evident.  I'll speculate a little here - but judging by the musicians, coupled with the ambient miking - I'm getting the distinct impression that this is going to be quite an improvisational jazz record...  Unless they've been rehearsing for months of course and lest we forget Life Begins Again took what 40 odd days to write and record, with only 10 days in the studio proper...

Anyway, I'll keep you posted as we learn more.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Smashing Pumpkins Archive Project - Dead. Again.

Remember the awesome archive project the Smashing Pumpkin proposed which was headed-up by 'author' Monte and 'super-fan' team "the Lucky 13"? Yeah, well - it's been abandoned, for the forseable future.

Let's use the rest of the post to reflect on some of the achivements of the Lucky 13;

Well done guys - you dun goofed. 


Hurray. A wild Jimmy Chamberlin has appeared.

Chamberlin has been spotted at the Reelsounds Recording Studio in Chicago alongside Jazz Fusion Bass Master Percy Jones . Apparently laying down tracks for Saxophonist and 'modal rocker' Frank Catalano's latest album. According to Catalano's Yamaha Artist's page, this is a 'full album project' with Jimmy Chamberlin.