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The Adam Lambert Song "Shady"

Friday the 13th, 2012


Working in the studio on a composition

In the course of an average day in my life, I do a great many things and yesterday was no exception. I worked in the studio with my own music composition and production. I organized the artists lineup and run of show for the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 13, the night that I'm performing and curating. I also had two conference calls and I did an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. It was regarding the Adam Lambert Song "Shady." I played on this song a few months ago.

The journalist wanted to know what it was like to work with Adam. I explained to him that working with Adam felt comfortable and desperate at the same time. "Desperate?," he asked. "In what way?" I said, "We only had a few hours to work because of both our schedules." I was leaving town the next day as was Adam. Time was our enemy but because we had no choice we booked Avatar studio and just went in to get it done.

Adam was professional and focused but he also allowed me to interpret the song my way. After I played what I wanted, we collaborated on some other ideas. Then, I just jammed along and improvised on The Adam Lambert Song "Shady."

 


MJF CEO Claude Nobs, showing me in a coffee table book about Montreux Jazz Festival


Rolling Stone Magazine


Me playing "Shady" with Adam Lambert


Working with Adam felt comfortable and desperate at the same time


Adam was professional and focused but he also allowed me to interpret the song my way


After I played what I wanted we collaborated on some other ideas


Then, I just jammed along and improvised on The Adam Lambert Song "Shady"