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Greg Adams - East Bay Soul / Blog

Producing The New Single "To Catch A Thief"

The basic tracks on this song were recorded on Nov 17, 2011. It was also Andrea and mine 32nd Wedding Anniversary! We have two videos to share as we build the track.

I wrote "To Catch A Thief" with keyboardist Nick Milo, many of you know Nick, as my band mate in Tower of Power, he is now the musical director for Joe Cooker.

The first video is where I'm playing back the demo that Nick Milo, and I did to show the rhythm section the song. I handed out the music and we listen back. The band never heard the song before. You'll see the song start to come to life.

In the second video we are interacting in the booth, as we go through the parts and work on getting the feeling I'm looking for.

The recording booth has very low light, so the video often is quite dark.

In the booth with me is engineer Carmen Grillo, James Wirrick on guitar, Joey Navarro at the keys, Dwayne "Smitty" Smith on bass and Herman Matthews, drums.

Okay.. back to the studio!


"To Catch A Thief" is the first single and we are going to radio this month, so look for it on a jazz station near you or streaming on your favorite station worldwide!


And The Beat Goes On!

It's been a while since the last blog update... So I'll try to get you up to speed as to where we are at... We've been hard at work figuring out all of the logistics that will go into this album. It has been a hectic and exciting last 5 weeks recording. The basic rhythm tracks are done. The GROOVES are amazing! Herman Matthews on drums brought his deep pockets and Dwayne Smitty Smith taught me how to play bass... going low as you can go on that baby. Joey Navarro on keys, brings some of his tastiest work to this project and evokes Joe Sample that is a dream to listen to! James Wirrick on guitar is steady as always. We will bring Johnny Sandoval in to record his magic on Latin percussion in the next two weeks.

Okay now the horns... continue reading at my EBS blog http://www.eastbaysoul.com/blog/?p=471