New Recording with Ted Brown
Ted Brown, Lee Konitz and Jon De Lucia
The Jon De Lucia Octet Releases Live at The Drawing Room with Ted Brown in Summer 2018
The Octet was scheduled to play at Sir D's Lounge today but it was sadly cancelled due to emergency renovations at the club. We will perform again soon and have a ton of new music to present so stay tuned.
In other Octet news, the tracks are mixed and mastered for the Live at the Drawing Room recording that we did with the great Ted Brown back in the fall of 2016. This was an amazing experience as we were able to play and record many of the arrangements from the original Lee Konitz meets Jimmy Giuffre album with Ted, who recorded them in 1959. We were even able to put together a reading session with Lee himself. These, along with some of my arrangements of Ted's great tunes and others make up the body of the recording.
Right now the record is scheduled to be released on Gut String Records and I am raising funds to print CDs and design the package etc. If you feel that you would like to contribute, any donation of $20 and up will get you a copy of the CD when it is released. I have set up a PayPal link here: www.paypal.me/jonpdelucia.