I spent some time on the beach last night gazing at the stars and listening to the final mixes of DRIVEN to see if there are any more edits to be made before I send it to Reuben Cohen of Lurssen Mastering for the icing on the cake. I've been working with Reuben since my City Beat album in 2010. He's fantastic and he's won some GRAMMYs since then. Lurssen does all the big acts inlcuding Pharell Williams' hit "Happy". (https://lurssenmastering.com/mastering-credits)
I'm so proud of this album. It started as a passion project of something I wanted to do for myself. It's been hard to stay focused and, ironically, driven to complete it with some challenging life experiences. I lost someone three days before Christmas that was the closest person to me for three years. It still weighs heavy on my heart. However, I'm pressing on and I hope that the quality of the music and recordings of this album speak for themselves. I put together an all-star cast of musicians and producers that took my ideas to a very high level of achievement that I would put up against anything on radio today, Pop or Jazz. Even though I'm finishing the album I do not have a release date at this time.