Well, it's been a pretty intense few days finishing up the RPM challenge, but we made it! Finished recording on Feburary 27, did some very cursory mastering and CD artwork on Feburary 28, and today, March 1, assembled the finished goods:
The final title was indeed “2 1/2”, and the final track list was as follows:
01 Prologue – Jerry Gray (1951)
02 Fragments in Gray
03 Twista Dilemma
04 Trieste 116
05 Four Days
08 RPM Filler Track
10 Happy Machine
11 Epilogue – Count Basie (1953)
Musically, it's a fairly mixed result, some tracks were exceptional, others need a fair amount of work, which I can do at my leisure outside of the RPM challenge. But it is still a fairly good result for what was really just 2 1/2 weeks of solid work amidst the various other dramas of this past February…
At 11:30 this morning, I mailed it out from the post office in Scotts Valley, California. And with this simple act, it is done.
You can read some more detail of the last week on my rpm blog. As for me, it is time to rest.