I just got a production copy of the Ken Berman Trio CD “Looking Forward”.
The trio is: Ken, Kai Eckhardt on electric bass and Akira Tana on drums.
We recorded this gem of a group at Bay Records on November 21st 2008 and April 3, 2009. Ken and I mixed it in a few sessions at Megasonic towards the end of Summer 2009. I also mastered the album here at Megasonic.
Besides the individual talents and creative interaction between these three musicians, I am really digging on:
The pair of Schoeps MK2s over the hammers of Bay’s Yamaha C7.
The pair of Coles 4038 ribbons over Akira’s cymbals.
The weird selection of basses that Kai owns.
Check out “April Fools” in the jukebox.