Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Album Update

I am not sure how I feel about this.  I suppose any new music from Elton/Bernie is good news but with Leon Russell?  Maybe it will be this years Alison Krauss/Robert Plant collaboration;
New Album Update

Bernie and Elton will return to the studio in mid January to record a
collaborative album with the iconic Leon Russell. Russell who has
always been one of Elton’s musical heroes and influences when it comes
to piano styling will be featured on a 50/50 basis writing and
performing his own material for the project as well as writing with
both Bernie and Elton and performing and singing on the pairs own songs.

A marathon writing session in Los Angeles last November saw the trio
pen a vast wealth of material that ranges far and wide and covers many
musical genres.

The sessions will be overseen and produced by Henry (T-Bone) Burnett
whose work on roots based records over the last several years have
turned this multi-Grammy winning musician and producer into the
go-to-guy for unique projects.

We advise all not familiar with Leon or T-Bone to Google and learn more about these extraordinary individuals.

Don’t forget to keep checking for new postings by Bernie on his blog as
we’re hoping he’ll be reporting some of his own personal feelings on
this exciting new chapter in his storied career