My first full-length instrumental album in sixteen years
DISTILLATEis my first full-length instrumental release since 2007's Senza Voce (available once again over on the BUY DIRECT page of this site)and, in some ways, picks up where The Starlite left off.
Recorded as part of the Steel/Flower City Sessions, Distillate is quite literally distilled from over 120 newly-recorded songs. During that recording process, several ideas and musical styles were explored, but when the time came to seriously start the song consideration process for another instrumental album, the ten tracks chosen for this release fell into place quite nicely and without much fuss (very much like the selection process for Which Way to...The Starlite).
There is a thread running through the tracks that would lead some to rightfully place this album in the "easy listening" bin of their local record stores and while I shy away from labeling music (or anything, for that matter) in general, I'd have to agree; Distillate is easy to listen to. What's more, it's a quick listen at that. However, I would say it's more cinematic in sound than other contemporary instrumental albums. These are truly pieces of music infused with many different textures.
This album has been a long time in the making and I am incredibly proud to be releasing this with the help and expertise of Engineer Extraordinaire and Co-Producer Steve Forney. Steve was there from the very beginning of my music "career" recording, mixing and mastering all of my music from 1989 through 1995 (he was there forDon't Look Back (The EP), Life Aloneand Home). We've re-connected and have produced an instrumental album that hopefully you'll love as much as we do.