We recorded seven new Gayland numbers last night at Marigny Recording Studios. The session went well; thanks to singers Lesley DeMartin, Cameron-Mitchell Ware, Jason Amos, and Ivan Griffin, with pianist Albinas Prizgintas.
In this pic, Cameron-Mitchell Ware brings to life the ever-slippery Gaige, while Scott King covers Zack, and Albinas Prizgintas tickles the ivories.
There will be a new audio recording of of the entire Gayland score this weekend at the lovely Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, where John Legend, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and many others have laid down tracks.
Session no. 1…..Sat., March 7, 12-4 p.m.
Session no. 2…..Sun., March 8, 1-5 p.m.
2540 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Boo: Lesley DeMartin
Willow: Maria Elise Thomas
Finn: Jason Amos
Zack: Dylan Tran
Brock: Ivan Griffin
Gaige: Cameron-Mitchell Ware
Zoe/Alto: Ayanna Hampton
Baritone/Ensemble: Scott King
With Piano By: April Mok
Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, the venue for the Gayland premiere in 2013, was the scene yesterday for the wedding of Beyonce Knowles’ sister Solange. Beyonce and Jay-Z were in attendance. Must be the stardust surrounding Gayland that brings out the Beautiful People. ; )
Photo by Rog Walker, New York Times