It was an amazing session at Capitol Records yesterday with David Foster. Initially I didn’t know what the session would be for, so I was extremely happy and excited when I found out that it was for Mary J. Blige and Stevie Wonder, for each of their newest projects!!
Pictured top right, David Foster holds out his cell phone so Stevie Wonder can sing us our parts. Stevie is redoing all his greatest hits and I cannot wait to hear his final product…. Fast songs are slow, slow songs are fast, meters to songs are changed, polyrhythms are going on, the strings are amazing, the arrangements are incredible! Mary J. Blige is doing a Christmas album and the parts the choir sang just gave me chills when listening back..
This incredible session was definitely one of the highlights of my career. I am so humbled full of gratitude for this incredible experience!
Yesterday’s second session gave me just enough time to finish at Capitol, then head down the block to sing back up for actress Emmy Rossum (You’ve seen her in the theatrical release of Phantom) at her CD release party. We sang on two numbers that evening, but my favorite one was the Andrew Sisters tune “Apple blossom Time”. I just can’t get enough of those tight harmonies. She really is an amazing vocalist and so easy to blend with. Really hope this takes off for her… she’s amazing.
Had such a great time singing with Josh and the gang on Season 16 of Dancing With The Stars. Instead of the more traditional audience setting we had a huge dance floor in front of us where two of the shows professionals performed a custom choreographed piece to “Brave.”
We were so excited to see that Josh’s new video included a ton of behind the scenes footage of the recording sessions. About three quarters the way through we are featured singing our respective solos and the ensemble.
I think singing on two songs of Michael Buble’s next album, has to be one of the most incredible sessions I’ve ever had. He was super kind, starting the session out with a “come on now… let’s hug it out” and passed out hugs to us three singers. He had great musicality, was open to suggestions and was super encouraging. All this… AND crazy funny the whole time. The two tunes we did (produced by Bob Rock) included one original tune and a remake of oldie but goodie. I can’t wait to hear the whole album!
Recently recorded on four songs for Josh Groban’s new album. They are incredible songs and was blown away by the amazing vocal arrangements by Grammy nominated Roger Treece. While each song has a very different in style, the signature Groban sound grabs the heart in each one. Chairman of Warner Brother’s Music, Rob Cavallo, was incredibly encouraging and hospitable. It was so great getting to know him and the way his musical brain ticks.