I'm excited to announce the future release of a recording that captured my first unique collaboration with Brisbane musicians Rafael Karlen (saxophone) and Toby Wren (guitar). The album is called Trace, and there is a pozible campaign underway if you are interested in supporting the project, and of course obtaining some extra goodies.
About Trace (notes by Rafael Karlen):
Trace was recorded over two mornings in June at the Queensland Multicultural Centre by Mark Smith. We were very happy to have Mark recording and mixing this album as he always manages to capture a very beautiful sound from our instruments and has worked on at least five studio projects by Toby, Steve and Rafael.
We were fortunate to record on a beautiful Kawai Shigeru Grand piano that was featured at the 2016 Brisbane International Jazz Festival.
The record features beautiful album design by Sai Karlen and warm photographs by Michelle Secis. Michelle also captured some footage from the recording session which is currently being edited and will be uploaded soon to show some cool studio footage.
The album will be mastered by the renowned Dave Neil and will be released on the Brisbane-based label Pinnacles Music.
The Brisbane launch will be at the Old Museum Building on Sunday December 11 from 6pm with future performances in the pipeline for Sydney and Melbourne.
TICKETS 6:30pm doors for 7pm show