Long time friend and saxophonist Ted Taforo asked me to perform Laptop Processing and Master his newest album; You Are. A mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments, melding together into a personal jazzy funk album.
Ted Taforo is a performer, composer, and educator known for his versatility, unique compositions, and powerful saxophone sound. Ted is a two-time recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and California Institute of The Arts. Recent projects include Us from Spoon's Hot Thoughts on Matador Records, Duncan Thum's soundtrack for season 3 of the Netflix Original Series Chef's Table, and Snow Nerds' Gup Life on Orenda Records. Ted teaches woodwinds at The Rhodes School of Music in Los Angeles and is a resident artist for the Music Immersion Experience (MIE) at Roosevelt Elementary School in San Gabriel, CA.
Produced by David Aguila and Ted Taforo
All songs written by Ted Taforo (Taforo Music BMI)
Photo by Ellyn Jameson
Jake Sucher: guitar (7, 9)
Cari Stevens: vocals (9)
Kevin Oliver: vocals (9)
David Aguila: live laptop processing (2, 11)
Ted Taforo: saxophones, vocals, keyboards, drums, drum programming, pepper shaker