Unnecessary Sadness Is Gone (MP3 Sample)
CD Jacket Notes
There are borders that exist that keep us separated and defined as Canadians, Americans and so on. There are also invisible borders that exist between styles of music; they define what jazz, pop, latin and blues are. Some believe that if you are in a certain musical area you should be faithful to that style or you risk losing the listener. This pastiche of songs was not meant to confuse you but rather take you with us on a journey across a few musical borders and back again.
I especially want to thank Rick Kilburn for all the expertise and advice he freely gave. I know that all his suggestions made a big difference in the end results of this recording. Thank you to Dave Horsley for the wonderful engineering and thank you to all the musicians involved. You came across all the borders with me!
Recorded Spring 1996
Musicians & Production Personnel
Lou Mastroianni - piano