COOL MAN COOL on iTunes!

COOL MAN COOL is now available on iTunes! There is also a rave review of the project by Michael G. Nastos, writing for All Music Guide.

Klaus Voormann project

Recently I had the great pleasure of spending a couple of days recording with Klaus Voormann, the German bass player who befriended the Beatles in Hamburg in 1960, and later played on sessions for John Lennon, George Harrison,
Ringo Starr, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and many others. (Klaus also drew the cover for the Beatles REVOLVER album, one of the most iconic pieces of 20th century artwork, in my opinion.) What a total blast! Pianist Van Dyke Parks recommended me for it, and the band was me, Klaus, Van Dyke, and Jim Keltner on drums. That rhythm section was joined by Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Don Preston, Inara George, and Albert Lee for various tracks. Paul McCartney sent over his track from England for Klaus and Ringo to play on. It's all for a documentary on Klaus that will include a CD, book, and DVD. So much fun! (At left is Klaus and I with the REVOLVER album cover he signed for me.)

Tribute to cartoonist Jack Davis

I was fortunate enough to attend the CAPS (Comic Artists Professional Society) dinner honoring the legendary MAD magazine cartoonist Jack Davis. Jack received a lifetime achievement award (called the "Sergio" after fellow MAD cartoonist—and fellow legend!—Sergio Aragones). Sergio was also given an award at the same event. Here are some pictures, including a shot of me at the event with Jack Davis and Sergio Aragones. Jack Davis's art and career is featured in my book FOUL PLAY! Click on "Book Projects" in the navigation for more information about the book!

Grant Geissman makes the cover of JazzWeek

Feature interview about Say That! and the sad state of smooth jazz...

The January 30, 2006 issue of JazzWeek, a radio industry publication that goes out to jazz and smooth jazz radio stations and other interested parties, carried a long feature interview with Grant about the Say That! album, and the sad state of smooth jazz.

Here is a blurb about that issue of JazzWeek:
"Grant Geissman has been outspoken about his disdain for the direction smooth jazz radio has taken, and the guitarist has taken a much different tack on his latest album. Music Editor Tad Hendrickson catches up with Grant for a frank discussion."