Okay...so I recorded a solid chunk of my inaugural album. The one where I'm totally in charge. The one where I will be responsible for all mistakes. The one where the decisions end at my "yes" or "no". And it's totally freaking me out! I sit listening to track after track wondering where to begin. What do I fix...what do I leave? How long to pore over this? Am I inevitably going to lose my mind? Yup. Is it going to be worth it? I think so. But if I'm honest...I'm not even sure I used the word "inaugural" in it's proper context in this blog entry! How am I EVER going to pull off finishing this recording?
I think it will be by surrounding myself with the amazing community of musicians that I have learned to love and trust in the past 7 years as a performing jazz vocalist. These guys... I mean...THESE GUYS. I feel so lucky to be around so many unbelievably talented humans. It's like winning the lottery every night of the week. So there's that.
Also, I'm guessing there will simply have to be a shut off valve where I say...okay. Done. No more. Here is my offering, Universe. This is who I am, right now as a musician. I hope you like it, but if you don't, that's okay too (just don't tell my mom). So here goes...one leap of faith after another and another. And at the end? Hopefully, a work worthy of your listening.