Posted by: Austin Baggett
April 9, 2014
Happy April from the Cubby’s Music Team!
Here’s what’s been happening the past couple of months…
The License Lab released a wedding package containing 12 of Jim’s cues that we recorded in February.
Speaking of The License Lab, we are proud to announce that six of our cues have been used in Australia’s television versions of 20/20 and Big Brother as well as a television documentary about the French and Indian War. These cues can be found on the music player at the Cubby’s Music Homepage.
On the 14th and 15th of February, Jim played piano with the Chattanooga Symphony Big Band in a Valentine’s Day weekend packed full of great music. Later on in the month, he was back with the symphony playing in two additional shows; the first of which featured the movie Singing in the Rain with the original soundtrack being played live by the orchestra as the movie was being shown. The following evening was a film music concert that featured guest conductors George Clinton, composer for the Austin Powers movies, Peter Golub composer of several leading indie films, and Alan Silvestri who led the orchestra in a suite of his compositions from the film, Back to the Future.
March came roaring in with several writing assignments including two orchestrations for upcoming Nashville Symphony shows. Jim wrote the arrangement for Branford Marsalis’ composition The Bard Lachrymose that Branford will debut with the Nashville Symphony May 15th through the 17th. In addition to Marsalis’s arrangement, Jim also wrote an arrangement of Bob Dylan’s To Make You Feel My Love for guest soloist Mary Katherine Seabury to be performed at the upcoming Side-by-Side concert on May 22nd. This show will feature members of the Curb Youth Orchestra sitting alongside seasoned veterans of the Nashville Symphony. For tickets to either of these shows, you can go to the Nashville Symphony’s website or click on this link below:
February and March was also spent orchestrating eight charts for the Milwaukee based rock band I’m Not A Pilot. Along with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony, I’m Not A Pilot will be putting on one of their biggest shows on April 25th at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Tickets for this show can be found at the following link:
Alongside Bernie Herms, Jim co-orchestrated a chart, titled Oh God, Give Me Strength, for the upcoming Insanity of God album.
The month of March ended in the studio recording a project of bluegrass and Appalachian cues for The License Lab. During this process, Jim teamed up with co-writers Forrest O’Connor (son of legendary fiddler, Mark O’Connor) and national Clawhammer Banjo Champion, Tyler Andal. The release date is coming up soon in mid April.
Jim is honored that he was asked to orchestrate a chart for the White Feather Foundation. Founded by Julian Lennon, White Feather is a foundation that embraces environmental and humanitarian issues around the world by working in conjunction with partners from dozens of different countries. The song, Fallin’ In Love, was co-written by Lennon, producer Mark Harris and Michael J. Willet. It will be released internationally to bring awareness to Julian’s dream of placing wells in 55 different villages in developing countries across the globe. Everyone involved in this project donated their services for this worthy cause including the musicians, engineers, and the Cubby’s Music Team.
We started out the month of April by recording several orchestrations for Nigerian artist Sinach. We’ll record two more cue packages for The License Lab, and we’ll write and edit some orchestral arrangements for Ben Fold’s upcoming chamber orchestra tour.
Enjoy the pictures of our last couple of month’s endeavors into the wonderful world of music. Also, take a listen to some of our latest additions to SoundCloud. We love doing what we do!
Have a great April!
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