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 Updated January 15, 2018

January 3, 2018

We are excited to get started on the new East Bay Soul CD. This will be our 4th studio recording!  We are really inspired to create new music for you in 2018!  The direction of the new songs are going great and we have some surprises in store for you… we think you will really like!  We start rhythm rehearsal tomorrow in prep for tracking for the new songs.

A BIG SHOUT out to everyone who have already come on board to help make this project come to life, by pledging to our Pre Order Store  We can’t THANK YOU enough!  It is amazing, we now have 17,291 in funding to start recording. With just under 90 days to raise the additional funding to reach our goal of $25,000 to complete the recording on March 26 and release the new CD!  We hope you will join our crowd funding platform at our Pre Order store! We have some great rewards to thank you and some incentives you can’t find anywhere else. You can pledge as little as $1.00 or as much as want!  –  Just use the pledge option “$1.00” 

Here, at our BLOG – you will be able to follow our progress through out the new East Bay Soul recording and get the behind scene photos, videos, and out takes all in one place. We will be posting archives of the process – as we can
( don’t want to give anything away just yet ) and in real time as we go through the recording process
This is just the beginning…Check this space often!

 ARCHIVE- April 20, 2017  Greg Adams and Nick Milo .
Here we are on our first writing session in my music room. The first seeds were planted here!

Hey… we have to eat! Dinner that followed!

June 17, 2017 –  Ideas are coming together

January 11, 2018

Day Four! After three full day days of lock out time tracking rhythm,we completed all 10 songs! We came back to do overdubs. Sweetening some tracks with Nick on acoustic and synth piano, Kay-Ta on nylon string guitar and Smitty came back into to lay down a part on 4 string bass!  “Yeah, it was an epic 4 days in the studio” ~ Greg Adams “We have some great stuff, fun days!” ~ Herman Matthews

Back in the studio on January 29 for 3 days overdubbing the horn section!  In the meantime- Greg will be arranging for the horns and scoring for the strings!

Greg and Nick

Kay-Ta and Greg

January 10, 2018

Day Three – Another full day in the studio tracking- We called this FuNk day! We finished the day with Kay-Ta’s smoking solo on a song we think will not only surprise you, but is sure to become a favorite!

Herman, Greg and Smitty

Listening back to an iconic R&B song before tracking. Can’t tell you what the song is yet.  We nailed this one!

January 9, 2018

Second day of rhythm tracking! We got 3 songs down on Monday and today we are set to record the next 4 songs. We had some great moments and on one track we were recording we captured a live sound! it literally felt like we were live on stage and the energy just bounced off the studio walls! It was live for sure… in one take!

Video – Click here:  We are setting up the first song on day two

Greg finalizing an arrangement!

Listening back

A Great Day!

JANUARY 8, 2018

First day of rhythm tracking at Clear Lake Recording Studios! We will be sharing video a little bit later of play backs in the booth just can’t give away the magic yet!- Stay tuned

Herman Matthews ready for the first downbeat!

 

Herman brings a warm kit and some snares!

Greg and Nick checking some phrasing just before recording begins.

Herman and Smitty – This is how the day starts and the fun never stops!  WE KID YOU NOT!

Kay-Ta reading down the first chart!

Greg, Herman at Nick— just about ready to start tracking!

Checking a track on a play back to make sure it feels good!

Funding update! We are now at $18,076 – 72.3% to the goal of $25,000!
THANK YOU! We hope to keep going to complete the project by March 26. $6,924 to the goal!
Pre Order: http://eastbaysoul.com/pre-order/

January 7, 2018

Ready to go into the studio tomorrow!

On Friday, January 5- We had our second rhythm rehearsal running down the charts for the new album, throwing out ideas and working on the grooves. We came out with some new approaches to the songs and we are set to go. Let’s see what happens next!

Smitty marking his chart

Greg burning the brain cells!

January 4, 2018

Funding update! We are now at $17,866 – 71% to the goal of $25,000!
THANK YOU!

Here we GO!  Day One… Rhythm rehearsal to get the ball rolling. Setting up the arrangements to start tracking on Monday!
Back at rehearsal tomorrow, fine tuning! Sounds GREAT!  

Day One Rehearsal

Herman Matthews!

 EBS Family photo after our  5 hour rehearsal

Funding update! We are now at $17,960 – 71.8% to the goal of $25,000!
THANK YOU!

On Disc Jazziz Review

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As seen in the FALL 2015 Jazziz Magazine
On DISC Review

East Bay Soul - That's Life

With East Bay Soul, in demand trumpeter and arranger Greg Adams continues the of legacy Tower of Power the muscular funk R&B horn band with whom he waxed some classic recordings. Adams, who’s worked alongside marquee stars from Wilson Picket and B. B. King to Mariah Cary and Madonna, convened EBS in 2009 for the outfit’s self-titled debut recording. The album did well enough for the trumpeter to put out a second volume East Bay Soul 2.0, which he followed up with the new That’s Life (Ripa)

As it’s title suggest, the album borrows attitude a plenty from the Frank Sinatra staple of the same name – although the track here is an original- and features top-notch song craft and musicianship listeners might associate with the era from which it hails. Adams salutes genre-spanning influences throughout, from the funky, horn-driven blues and R&B of “Little Black Dress” with vocalist Darryl Walker out front. It could be a vintage TOP tune – to a trippy, muted trumpet romp through the Beatles’ “Come Together”. Once again, Adams leads an A-list horn section including fellow trumpeter and trombonist Lee Thornburg and saxophonist Johnnie Bamont and Greg Vail. The wistful ” Without You” our Selection, allows the leader to shine in a full- orchestral setting, his poignant lead conveying the heartache of lost love. ~ Jazziz

Buy  Greg Adams East Bay Soul That’s Life