Behind a nondescript bricked up storefront on Van Nuys Blvd, Phantom Recorders sits nestled among the every day urbanity of its surroundings. Yet inside its walls, something amazing is taking shape: http://virgildonati.spinshop.com/details/229916
Following the filming of performance and promotional videos for the "In This Life" album, Virgil Donati, Anthony Crawford, Ruslan Sirota and Irwin Thomas rolled video and audio on a spontaneous improvisational session. The result is a spellbinding musical dialog by four musicians at the pinnacle of their craft.
I was fortunate enough to watch it unfold from the control room.
- Michael Mesker