CD Release Party at Bird & Beckett Bookstore (6/8/14)
We celebrated the release of our new CD at historic Bird & Beckett Bookstore in San Francisco, hosted by owner extraordinaire Eric Whittington. There were 2 sets, a mixture of tunes from Off The Grid and some new numbers we've been working on, such as Wrong Is Right, The Mighty Sword, Chant, and Heads in the Clouds.
DiscMakers graciously re-pressed our CD to Scott's specifications, and the update is now available on CD Baby. There was a problem with a couple of the files digitized for iTunes distribution, but CD Baby has resolved them, so our album should be available on iTunes soon!
Our CD has been officially released! But Scott has a issue with the design on the CD itself, so we're talking to DiscMakers about a possible re-pressing. We'll keep you posted!
Our CD is currently in production with DiscMakers — it should be ready in
a week or two. When it is, it will be available on CD Baby, iTunes, and all the usual places. In the meantime,
check out a bonus track from the CD, This Nearly Was Mine.
At last we made it to the
mixing stage of our project! The album was mixed by our longtime
collaborator Myles Boisen at Guerrilla Recording Studios in Oakland on February
24 and March 10. It was mastered on March 26th at Headless Buddha
Mastering Lab, also by Myles. So we now have a final mastered CD — all
that remains is devising the album art and printing everything at DiscMakers.
We ended up with 12 tunes and over 80 minutes of music (the maximum length of a
CD), so we had to cut one tune, which we'll be making available on the Bonus
Tracks page of this web site.
How time flies! We're still editing the
tracks for our new CD — actually, we're about halfway through the process.
The following tunes have been completed:
Times Three's 3rd and final
recording session for their 2nd album was completed on November 12. Once
again our engineer was Adam Munoz, assisted by Brett Forest. The
session ran 4 hours, during which the following tunes were recorded:
The next step will be to select and edit the best takes, followed by mixing and
Times Three returned to the recording studio
month to continue work on their 2nd album. Our engineer was Adam Munoz,
assisted by Brett Forest. The 4-hour session yielded the
Our next and final session is scheduled for November 12.
Times Three will be playing at a special donor event
of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on May 14. The
event consists of a sail on the bay, followed by a sustainable seafood dinner
served at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito. (The Bay Model is
quite a story in itself — you might want to check it out
Times Three will not be aboard the schooner for the sail, but they will provide
music for the dinner to follow.
Cafe Bastille, a French restaurant in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, has been
the musical home of Times Three and friends for many years. We recently received word that,
due to the economic
downturn, the music policy of live jazz has been discontinued.
We held our first recording session for our 2nd CD on Saturday, July 11, at Fantasy Studios (home of Fantasy Records), located in the Saul Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley.
The session ran from noon to 4:00 — we recorded the following tunes:
Here are a few pictures: