Paris Records – The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved!

Hey Everybody,

A while back I blogged about this upcoming release and I was wondering how the project was coming along, so I decided to contact Paris Records to find out. Good news – they have just recorded the music tracks for the album in NYC.

Bill Frisell assembled a group of top New York session musicians to record his original compositions for the Paris Records project. Producers Hal Willner and Michael Minzer were very pleased indeed with the results– Minzer described the music as ” a picnic at Cape Fear. ” There’s some eerie tunes comin down……

Also I am delighted that Michael Minzer has decided to kindly share with us some photos from the recording session. 

 left to right: Ron Miles (trumpet), Bill Frisell (composer) and Jenny Scheinman (Violin)        

Willner and Minzer   ” You want THE EDGE ??…You got it!!! ”

I have to say that this project is shaping up to be something really special and as soon as there is a release date I will be sure to let you all know. Hopefully “soon” is the word!

Ok for now,

Rory

UPDATE: Anna Minzer has blogged about her father’s project and has revealed a tentative release date of Fall 2010. To read the article and see more pictures of the recording session click here.

UPDATE 2: Ralph Steadman has the entire Kentucky Derby article including original artwork over at his site.