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I recorded this album at Audio Dallas in the fall and winter of 2018. I play electric bass on all the tracks and wrote all the arrangements. Tracks 5, 10, and 14 are original compositions.

Tomorrow the mountains will be sleeping / Silent 'neath a blanket green and blue / All that I shall hear / The silence they are keeping / I'll bring all their promises to you

-Townes Van Zandt, “Snowin’ on Raton

1. It’s You I Like

by Fred Rogers

with Aaron Stone (trumpet), Brandon Bateman (alto), Khai Nguyen (piano), Colman Burks (drums), Mike Camerata (conga)

2. Autumn Longing

Music by Stephen Houpt; Words by 8th century Chinese poet Wang Wei

with Stephen Houpt (vocals)

3. Maiden Voyage

by Herbie Hancock

with Aaron Stone (flugelhorn), Brandon Bateman, Khai Nguyen, Colman Burks, Mike Camerata

4. Something

by George Harrison

with Isaac Byrd (piano), Colman Burks, Mike Camerata

5. Downtown Blues

with Christian Kondor (vocals), Stephen Houpt (harmonica)

6. Days of Wine and Roses

by Henry Mancini

with Khai Nguyen, Colman Burks, Mike Camerata

7. Sesame Street

by Toots Thielemans

with Aaron Stone, Brandon Bateman, Khai Nguyen, Mike Camerata, Colman Burks

8. Nearer, My God, to Thee

by Sarah Flower Adams

9. The Chicken

by Pee Wee Ellis

with Aaron Stone, Brandon Bateman, Khai Nguyen, Colman Burks, Mike Camerata

10. Searching

Stephen Houpt (Weissenborn steel guitar)

11. Playing With My Friends

by B.B. King & Robert Cray

with Will Clark (lead guitar & vocals), Collin Katz (rhythm guitar) Khai Nguyen, Aaron Stone, Brandon Bateman, Colman Burks

12. Parachutes

by Coldplay

with Christian Kondor (vocals)

13. Biji

by Sonny Rollins

with Aaron Stone, Isaac Byrd, Colman Burks, Mike Camerata

14. I’ll Be Through Them Hills and Gone

with Aaron Stone, Isaac Byrd, Colman Burks, Mike Camerata

Recording in Studio B at Audio Dallas. Thanks to Paul Osborn for the pictures.

Thanks to Mike Camerata for taking the following pictures from one of our sessions:

with Brandon Bateman, alto saxophone

Aaron Stone, trumpet

Khai Nguyen, piano

Mike Camerata, conga & percussion

Colman Burks, drums

Will Clark and Lefty Parker, guitar and friendship

Paul Osborn, engineering and guidance

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