Today, on this third anniversary, we're happy to announce that our first CD, 'Bootlegs from the Bop Stop' will soon be available for purchase. It features four traditional spirituals and six originals by Eric -- all of them single take performances from last Fall's six concert 'Trad Jazz Invasion' of the Bop Stop.
The idea for the album came about when, a few months after the shows, Eric stumbled across some iPhone 'bootlegs' taken by his wife and was surprised by how good and 'real' the sound was. Combining them with some recordings made by Bill Laufer of Laufer Film, he realized that, if they were all mastered, there was enough material for a live album capturing some of the vitality of those concerts.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding CD release parties, etc!