Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crosby, Pevar & Raymond (CPR)

You may click on the following links for more connected posts (on the Various Artists posts Lee performs with a different artist):

David Crosby
Crosby, Stills & Nash
David Crosby & Graham Nash
Various Artists - No Nukes
Various Artists - Sixties Transition

David Crosby, Jeff Pevar & James Raymond - CPR
Samson Music GC0145 (1998) - US CD

1 - Morrison*
2 - That House
3 - One For Every Moment*
4 - At The Edge
5 - Somebody Else’s Town*
6 - Rusty And Blue
7 - Somehow She Knew
8 - Little Blind Fish
9 - Yesterday’s Child
10 - It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
11 - Time Is The Final Currency

David Crosby - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Acoustic 12-String Guitar
Jeff Pevar - Vocals, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Slide Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Fretless Bass, Ebow, Mandolin
James Raymond - Vocals, Piano, Lead Vocals, Wedding Ring, Electric Piano, Drum Programming, Acoustic Piano, Organ
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 3, 5)*
James “Hutch” Hutchinson - Bass, Fretless Bass
Steve DiStanislao - Drums (1, 4)
Russ Kunkel - Drums
Curt Bisquera - Drums (5)
Michael Bland - Drums
Luis Conte - Percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Debra Dobkin - Percussion
Steve Tavaglione - Soprano Saxophone

Produced by CPR and Dan Garcia
Jan Crosby - Executive Producer

Dan Garcia - Engineer
Sebastian Haimerl - Assistant Engineer
Bobby Salcedo - Assistant Engineer

John Gonzales - Guitar Technician
Ed Kolakowski - Piano Technician

R.Mac Holbert - Cover Design
Floyd Crosby - Cover Photo
Murray Close - Photographer
Henry Diltz - Photographer
Bobby Hammer - Photographer
Tim Owens - Photographer

“Thanks to the Groovemaster staff: Ed Wong, Lonn Baker, Eric Lynn. Thanks also to Jackson Browne for the use of the best studio in town. Greg Romano and everyone at J. D’Addario and Company, Inc. guitar strings, Holly at Highlander pick ups”.

“A lifetime of thanks to Jan, Django, Dana, Stacia, and Gracie for loving us and being patient while this music came through us”.

“Graham Nash for his never ending friendship and support // David Bender for Chéz Bender // Carol Kinzil at CAA // Doug Ingoldsby four our birthplace // Kristal & Bill Melendez @Power Graphics // Alicia Winfield @ Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, and Fischer for legal counsel and friendship // Rachael, Margaret, and Todd @ Gelfand, Rennert, and Feldman for sticking with us // Michael Jensen @ Jensen Communications for making it happen”.

“Thanks to Norm Waitt, Mike Delich and all at Samson Music”.

“Listening to CPR, you have to recall the great Duke Ellington’s definitive comment on musical quality: “If it sounds good, it is good.” With that simple approach, David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, and James Raymond bring grace and elegance to contemporary harmonies that echo the best jazz and rock roots. It “sounds good”, which is a simple foundation supporting a complex structure. CPR includes a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter with a lasting influence on popular music, a guitarist who’s played with the greatest names in the business, and a keyboard player who’s a composer in television and film, and (like the others), enjoys backup, session, and performance credits with some of the hottest acts in the culture. // It’s this startling blend of solo and ensemble talent that is the basis for the band’s success in the studio and on tour. David Crosby brings almost four decades of experience to the group, as a solo folk artist, and as a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and on occasion) Young. James Raymond began playing, composing, and arranging as a teenager, and by age thirty has played with top jazz and rock groups, while Jeff Pevar has been a force in the bands behind Ray Charles, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Joe Cocker, Shawn Colvin, B.B. King and many others. CPR’s close harmonies are like gold and silver threads running through the fabric of their music; following the intricate patterns of sound is an exercise in discovery. // The deceptively easy beat that marks the opening of “Morrison” gives way to righteous indignation in its chorus. There’s a haunting imagery in “Somehow She Knew” that is mirrored by the poignant lyrics of “Time Is The Final Currency,” and a rhythmic lilt to “Little Blind Fish”. The song “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” simply rocks. All through the album Crosby’s vocals blend effortlessly with Raymond’s and Pevar’s harmonies, creating an effect that’s a soulful reunion of the familiar and the unexpected. CPR creates echoes with every listening, because the heart has a memory of its own.”

David Crosby
Jeff Pevar
James Raymond
Craig Doerge

source/pic: my records

David Crosby, Jeff Pevar & James Raymond - Just Like Gravity
Gold Circle Records GC 20002-2 (2001) - US CD

1 - Map To Buried Treasure
2 - Breathless
3 - Darkness
4 - Gone Forever
5 - Eyes Too Blue
6 - Jerusalem*
7 - Kings Get Broken
8 - Angel Dream
9 - Katie Did
10 - Climber
11 - Coyote King
12 - Just Like Gravity

David Crosby - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocal
Jeff Pevar - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Nylon String Guitar, 6 String Electric Guitar, 12 String Electric Guitar
James Raymond - Vocals, Acoustic Piano, Moog Bass, Piano, Marimba, Synths, Hammond Organ, Percussion, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
Leland Sklar - Bass (6)*
Andrew Ford - Bass
Steve DiStanislao - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Percussion (5, 10, 11), Vocals
Jamaica Rafael - Pizzicato Violin
Steve Tavaglione - Alto Flute

Produced by CPR and Paul Dieter

Dan Garcia - Recording Engineer
Paul Dieter - Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Bill Lane - Assistant Engineer
Mark Johnson - Assistant Engineer
Rich Tosi - Assistant

Recording Studios:
Groove Masters, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Barbara Sound, Santa Barbara, CA

Gavin Lurssen - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA

John Gonzales - Guitar Technician
Edward Kolakowski - Piano and Electric Piano Technician

Donovan Crosby - Art Direction
Andrew Jonez - Graphic Design
Tim Owen - Photography
Steven Barncard - Photography
Francesco Lucarelli - Photography

“David Crosby uses McAllister Guitars // Jeff Pevar uses D’Addario Strings // James Raymond’s preference is the Baldwin Piano // CPR uses Audix Microphones // Andrew Ford uses Yamaha basses and Eden amplifiers // Steve DiStanislao uses DW drums and Paiste cymbals”.

“David Thanks: My thanks to my family: Jan Crosby, Donovan Crosby, James, Stacia, and Grace Raymond, and Django Crosby…….. Also to my friends who helped: Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Todd Gelfand, Michael Jensen, Eliot Roberts, Norm Waitt, Mike Delich, Gerry Tolman, Rachel Scheff, Frank Gironda, Bonnie Levetin, Stephen Barncard”.

“Jeff Thanks: To the Pevar, Crosby, Raymond and extended CPR families for their unending love and support. To Stevie D and Drew for making this a complete band, to Graham and Jackson for their constant generosity and support, and to Doug Kupper, Dana, Buck, Sufi, TT, Jenna, Patty, Schnitz, Doane and all my dear friends from Max Creek and Jazz Is Dead”.

“James Thanks: Stacia for her love and for leading me to Jerusalem, Grace for her love and support, David, Jan, Jeff, Drew, Stevie, my parents, John and Madeline, Mary, Joan, Donovan, Django and all other family. Ed Kolakowski, Marsie Rowan and Dan Riscili at Baldwin Piano Scott Sheperd, Mike Pavone, Stu Krieger, Eric Slaughter, Dan Garcia, Shawn Tubbs, Chris Rich and Fern Geiger”.

“CPR Thanks: Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Ed Wong, Norm Waitt, Mike Delich, Doug Ingoldsby, Alexander Dumble, Bob Bradshaw, Anastasia and John Gonzales, Jim Hart and family. Our crew: Paul, Gonz, Rance, Mason, Bobalu”.


David Crosby
Jeff Pevar
James Raymond
Jan Crosby
Steve DiStanislao
Andrew Ford
Graham Nash

source/pic: my records

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