All photos taken in the studio during the recording of Better Late Than Never

Tony Levin Tony Levin on the Chapman Stick


Nick Moroch
Nick Moroch with vintage Gibson guitar
CD Info | Better Late Than Never

Contemporary progressive rock from keyboard player Danny Brill and a cast of world class musicians. Danny's songwriting is imaginative and original, the musicianship is superb, and the production is stunning. (Mixed by David Hentschel, the Grammy award winning engineer who has done 5 Genesis albums and 5 Elton John albums, among many others.) If you like prog rock, you'll love this CD!

Here's some info from Danny Brill on the other musicians who played on his CD, Better Late Than Never, with links to several that have their own websites:

First of all, I must say that I feel very fortunate to have worked with such great musicians. I thank every one of them for their outsatnding contributions; my CD would not be what it is without them. Here's a list of everyone who played on it and what they played:

Tony Levin (bass guitar, Chapman stick) is best known both as a member of Peter Gabriel's band and as a former member of King Crimson. He also has an extensive discography as a session player that goes back many years, as well as several solo CD's. When not touring with his own group, The Tony Levin Band, he's playing with such interesting bands as Liquid Tension Experiment. It's hard to keep up with all that Tony's in ivovlved with musically, but he has a killer website that will help you try--he updates it frequently, and I highly recommend you check out TonyLevin.com

Ian Lloyd (vocals) was the lead singer for the band Stories, and has an extensive resume of studio work,recording backing vocal parts on many hits by Foreigner, as well as songs by Billy Joel, and Yes. He also has recorded several solo records and is currently in the band Social Hero. Visit Ian's website at www.machinedreamrecords.com/ianlloyd/

Nick Moroch (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin) is a 'first call' session player who has recorded with more artists than I could possibly list here--his discography would be in the hundreds of records, dating back to Lenny White's group which Nick joined when still a teenager. He is currently a member of David Sanborn's band. You can see Nick live whenever David is touring, and visit his website at www.nickymoroch.com.

Michael Sciotto (drums, vocals) is involved in many recording projects as a studio musician. He also put out a CD of his own group Hemisphere, and has recently been doing some live dates playing drums with Jefferson Starship.

David Keyes (electric and acoustic bass) was formally a member of the band Renaissance. (You can check out his bass playing on the CD In the Land of the Rising Sun, which was recorded live in Japan.) More recently he has recorded and toured with Willie De Ville's band.

Laura Dreyer (sax and flute) has her own group and solo recording career. She has played everything from classical to rock, but her first love is actually Brazilian jazz. If you're into that, I'd highly recommend her 'Mysterious Encounter' CD. You can learn more about Laura by visiting her website: www.LauraDreyer.com.

Elza Mueller has a solo career as a singer/songwriter, with several solo CD's out. You can check Elza out at www.elzamusic.com

Rick Oberman has played in several bands based in New Jersey over the years, and is a muti-instrumentalist as well as singer, playing keyboards, guitar and bass.

Roman Lankios is a classically trained mallet player, having studied xylophone at The Moscow Conservatory of Music. He has 2 solo Cd's out of his own.

Roger Lipson (shenai, tabla) is a devotee of Indian music, and has appeared on a recording by The Smithereens.

Tommy Lafferty played Sitara (a *variation of the Sitar) on my CD, but his main instrument is actually guitar. He plays lead guitar in the rock band Crowne of Thorns, and years ago played in a band with drummer Mike Sciotto called From the Fire.

Jessie Brill , my daughter, was 13 years old when she recorded the spoken parts she did on Better Late Than Never. She had turned 14 by the time she recorded the cello parts. She plays cello in the Westchester Putnam Youth Symphony Orchestra, and also plays a bit of piano.

Keith Brill, my son, was 11 years old when he made his recording debut with the narration and screams he contributed to my CD. His acting skills came into play--Keith is a company member of the Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center.

 

Thanks to all,
Danny Brill

Ian Lloyd
Ian Lloyd recording vocals

Mike Sciotto
Mike Sciotto on drums

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