First, I would like to thank The Lord and my family for their constant support towards making my dream a reality. Thank you for pushing me and always keeping me on the right track. To Dad, Mom & Zack, I love you and couldn’t have done this without you. Next, I can’t begin to express how blessed I was to record with such an incredible crew. Everyone from the musicians, engineers, photographers and to the design team were all a blast to work with. Your talents blow me away every time I’m able to watch you work!
This EP would not have been possible without the teachers that shaped me as a musician. To Richard Birk, Martin Montoya, David Box, Keith Winking, Jovol Bell, Ron Ulen, David Hill & Will Hearn, thank you for investing in me even to this day. A very special thank you to our generous benefactors Melanie Buckheit, Orren Gaspard, Sheree Muzny, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Wiggs & Melodie Wiggs, thank you for believing in the music! Thank you as well to my long time friend and creative designer, Stephen Swirsky. It’s been an honor to work with you over the years and to watch your creativity grow.
Finally, to Nathaniel McKay, it’s surreal to see that this day has come. I can’t imagine anyone else I would rather have by my side growing up & making music with. I love you and am so excited for what we will get to do together.
As I decided which charts to place on this record, I wanted each chart to pay tribute to the artists who have inspired me most such as Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, Tony DeSare, Tony Bennett & Michael Buble. There is rarely a day that goes by when I’m not called back to these classic voices and their timeless recordings.
This record is dedicated to my greatest mentor and my friend, Brian Casey. The impact you have made on me as a musician and a person is something that I would never trade for anything in the world. I love you, Mr. Casey.
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Recording Musicians & Crew:
Piano: Frank Cano, Kenneth Davison
Bass: Ben Triesch
Drums: Tom Raines
Trumpet: Nathaniel McKay, David Young
Flugelhorn: Nathaniel McKay
Saxophone: Jerry Espinoza, Kevin Davison, Jamal Edwards
Guest Vox: David Young
Engineering & Mixing: Maxwell Carney
Photography: Dayton Box & Jonathan Gonzales
Album Design & Arranging: Stephen Swirsky
This record was engineered and mixed at Fire Station Studios.