I haven’t posted an update in a while because I have been way too busy working onÂ Michael Hardie‘s new record, however many things have happened since I started recording that record back in December in good ol’ Texas.Most notably TWO (not one!) of the tracks from theÂ Sony Classical CDÂ “We All Love Ennio Morricone” wereÂ nominated for a Grammy Award in the same “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” category (which might sound a little strange since the album came out on Sony Classical, but whatever).
Metallica and Bruce SpringsteenÂ were the two artists whose tribute to Ennio on this great CD were nominated and ultimatelyÂ Springsteen‘s song snatched the award from Rush, Satriani, Vai and Metallica themselves. The full list of nominees and winners can be seenÂ here.
Unfortunately these two were not the tracks I was involved in (I recorded and mixed the track featuringÂ Eumir DeodatoÂ andÂ Daniela Mercury), nevertheless I feel honored to have participated in such a great tribute record and in paying tribute to such a grand composer and I want to wish Morricone all the best for an Award that is thoroughly deserved!