Don’t let the sport coats and vests fool you, this is still Smack My Bishop doing something that we almost never do: read music! This time we were playing a backing session for our friend Steve Lipman. We met Steve, like so many others, at our hosted open jam in Bishop’s Lounge. He came up to the band and asked if we knew any Sinatra. Dan Thomas, our guitar player, happened to have big band arrangements of Sinatra tunes in his car. You can’t make this up. Months later we get the call to do a studio session with video recording.
Video editing & Audio Mixing: Nathan Christy
Arranger & Band Leader: Dan Prindle
Vocals: Steve Lipman
Drums: Colin Jalbert
Bass: J Witbeck
Guitar: Dan Thomas
Piano: John Corda
Alto Sax: Steve Yarbro
Trumpet: Me you fool
Trombone: Ryan Polakoff
I realize that this blog has completely turned into a video project post. And I think I’m OK with that. It makes me push to work hard on projects and push to get media content into the world. I may choose to do an occasional editorial post with no video to feature, but let’s be honest, you don’t really want to hear what I have to say.