THIS RECORDING, our third for Zinnia, is similar to our first CD, Live At Orfeo, being that most of the music was recorded in a club setting, capturing two nights of performances. Live At Orfeo's two nights, however, were separated by months. Seven of the eleven selections on this CD were recorded within two days at Sette Moma, a club in New York's Musuem of Modern Art.
Three of the remaining four tunes, (She's Funny That Way, All of Me, and For Sal) were recorded in a intimate concert hall with exquisite acoustics, a wonderful piano, and an enthusiastic audience. In actuality, it felt more like a jazz club than an austere concert environment. The fourth tune, Shoals, our most recent recording, was taken from a warm-up before a concert.
Regarding the original tunes: A Rhyme and On Time are Larry Bluth compositions that borrow the harmonies of What Is this Time Called Love and The Best Thing For You Is Me, respectively.
Formations was created spontaneously by the trio using All the Things You Are as the framework. Don Messina's For Sal is similar to Out of Nowhere, while Bill Chattin's Shoals, outlines the chords of Indiana.
We are indebted to many for their efforts in the production of this CD. Once again we would like to express our gratitude to James Farber, Francine Chattin and Bill Hagen for giving so freely of their time and expertise. Many thanks to Dan Fiore for producing yet another CD. To Jan Lipes, whose life and art are an inspiration to us and whose painting graces our CD cover, we dedicate the music.
To Sal Mosca, we are eternally grateful.
Selections 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11: 10/96 at Sette Moma, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Selections 3, 5, 10 : 4/97 in concert fo The Friends of Music, Bloomfield, New Jersey
Selection 8 : 2/98, Pleasantville, New York
Producer: Dan Fiore
Recording: Don Messina
Technical Consultant: James Farber
Mastering: Chris Bertolotti, Inter Audio, New York City
Design: Francine Chattin
Cover Art: Jan Lipes, Recollections: Raven Rock, Jan Lipes, 28x22, Oil on Canvas, 1997
Layout: Guard-Dog Graphics (Cathy and