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He is a song writer and an incredible guitar player.
He is 70 years old and has been playing forever, in and out of bands and has also recorded an album with a big blues name back in the 70's that we all know.
He does not want to work with any of his former band members.
A couple weeks ago I set him up with a drummer and bass player that I sometimes work with and they were all happy, so he wants to go ahead and get started.
Keeping in mind that these players dont know any of his songs and have never played with him I have no fear that they will be able to come in and nail them.
I told him to choose 10 or 12 songs, he says he has 16 ready to go.
He says that some of the songs will also be needing sax, flute,B3 and maybe some others. I have all that coverd.
He wants to record live, no headphones, no click trac :-) .
I have a day job and cannot work late at night on weeknights.
So weekends are really the only time that we can work.
The artist knows this and is fine with it as we have been recording stuff together for years.
The other musicians are also fine with this.
I can either have them come in on weekends and learn and rehearse the songs , then when we feel its tight record them al at one tim.
Every weekend learn a song or two and record it and move on.
I am more inclined to the second thought.
I am also thinking that any overdubs, additional guitars, sax, flute ,B3, whatever should be done after we have the basics done.
Any tips, thoughs or advice would be most appreciated.
I really want to come away with something nice.