Mike and Steve,
I received your “Forging Forward” CD in the mail last night and have been listening to it all morning. (I have a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system in my car which really does justice to the quality of your outstanding recording.) Thank you for sending it to me!
All I can say is WOW! You guys are Pros, with a capital P. Mike, you are a gifted composer, and both of you are superb musicians (bass, horns, vocals, guitar, et al.) James Palmer is terrific, too. The final mixes are of the highest quality. (Not a surprise, with Jerry in the picture!)
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite track – they all are absolutely great. Just a couple of comments:
1. Love the message in “Hit it Hard”: Give it everything you got, push it to the limit………We’re running out of time waiting for tomorrow, etc. At my age, words to live by!
2. If I had the impossible job of actually picking a couple of favorites, they would be:
“Somedays” and your uniquely beautiful arrangement of “From Me to You”. I love Zoe Hall’s vocals and Mike, you’re great too. Impeccable arrangements as well.
You both should be extraordinarily proud of this CD. Congratulations on a job well done!