Hot Tracks - Martin Behnke's Timberline Express CD
"HOT TRACKS" album number two for Southern Oregon's favorite Alternative Contemporary big Band - Martin Behnke's TIMBERLINE EXPRESS.
This project was recorded early in 2019 at Sylvia Massy's internationally connected Studio Divine in Ashland, OR - to the specifications of the legendary L.A. sound engineer Al Schmitt, among whose credits are the Frank Sinatra big band recordings from the 1960's. In addition to Sylvia's iconic Neve 8038 and an incredible studio and crew, matched state of the art Warm Audio mics were loaned to Sylvia especially for this project. In addition to ten of Behnke's newest compositions and one from Portland's rising young gem Kenny Regan, the band features Jeffri Lynn Carrington's powerful and expressive vocals on two of the tracks, and solos from all the TE regulars. The music of the TEBB, as always, reflects and respects the long history and tradition of big band music, but with no holds barred. This CD will quickly become one of your go-to big band collections.