First I want to wish you all a Happy and
prosperous New Year!!. Second thank you so much for the love and support that you
have given me over this last year. It was quite a year with concerts and jazz
festivals and work on our current CD project - My Heroes Have Always Been Singers.
With that project in mind let me tell you what is going on with that.
I know that I had been pushing to get it out by the end of December but
as we got in to the arranging, studio work, photos and everything that goes into
getting a project off the ground and into stores, it occured to me that sometimes
it's best to take a few things off the table, namely making a hard and fast deadline.
I think that when one does that and rushes to make that then our bodies of
work sound like that - As if we rushed to get the product done. My band, my
fans and my project deserve so much better than that. Jeff Clayton so graciously
arranged and is playing on two tracks - At Long Last Love and Star Eyes - and I thought
it was only fitting that he be in the studio with us when we recorded those tracks.
He is back from Australia and we recorded those tracks last week and they sound
fabulous. We have a couple of more dates in the studio to lay down one more
song - Caravan - and then my vocal tracks for those three songs and Darius Babazadeh
coming in to record the tracks for Stormy Blues, Summer Samba and Caravan.
After that things should be winding their way down to mixing, mastering, turning
over the photos and line notes to Shawna at Unisette so that she can work her majic
on the art work for the cover. Off to Discmakers and back to us for distribution.
I'll definitely keep you apprised. Below is info on the feed the muse campaign
which is still ongoing. There is still time to pre-purchase the CD.
Those who donate or pre-purchase will be acknowledged in the CD liner notes as your
purchase or donation helped to get this project off the ground and financed.
The Feed The Muse Campaign to pre-sell the CD continues. You can go
to http://www.feedthemuse.net/vivianlee to
contribute or pre-purchase the CD. If you go to the feed-the-muse page you
will find all of the different levels and fan benefits available for those who
pre-purchase My Heroes Have Always Been Singers. If you aren't comfortable
with doing business online you can still be a part of it all by mailing a check
to Vivian Lee 4706 Acclaro Ct Antelope, Ca 95843.
will keep you all informed as to the progress of My Heroes Have Always Been Singers
and let you know when it gets ready to go to print and packaging at Discmakers.
Here's a little outtake in the studio from Jan 8 thanks to photographer
and videographer Phil Kampel -