Runaway Blues is live! If you haven't seen the video or heard the song... watch it now.
For the past couple years I have had the pleasure of arranging all of the music for Sasha's Bloc. The band, brainchild of leader Alex Gershman, is a cabaret-style jazz band. Gershman, a Seder Sinai urologist by trade, writes the songs. In the case of Runaway Blues, Bob McChesney (probably the greatest living jazz trombonist) and Alvin Chea (bass vocalist of Take 6) both had their hand at reharmonizing the song and revising the lyric. I had the wonderful job of arranging their flawless work for the 9-piece ensemble.
To top it off, I got to conduct the session at Capitol Studio A. Take 6 was a dream to work with. I have been a fan of their music since I first heard them in college (circa 2001). Not in my wildest dreams would I be standing in front of the world-class ensemble only 15 years later.