Bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, John Mayer Trio) and multi-instrumentalist/producer Blake Mills have announced a forthcoming collaboration album Notes With Attachments, due out March 12th via New Deal/Impulse!
Announced on Wednesday, the recordings to be featured on the album were tracked at southern California’s famed Sound City studios and other locations over the past two-and-a-half years with help from a number of talented musicians including drummer Chris Dave (D’Angelo, Anderson .Paak); keyboardist Larry Goldings (John Scofield); violinist Rob Moose; saxophonists Sam Gendel, Marcus Strickland, and Jacques Schwartz-Bart; and more.
According to the announcement, the album was intended to be Palladino’s solo project but evolved into a full-blown collaborative effort between the talented bassist and Mills. A two-time Grammy winner, Mills’ previous work includes production credits on Alabama Shakes‘ Sound & Color, Dawes‘ We’re All Gonna Die, Jim James‘ Eternally Even, and John Legend‘s Darkness & Light to name a few.
The album’s lead single shared with Wednesday’s announcement, “Just Wrong”, is a calming 4:44-minute jazz-inspired piece with Palladino on upright bass and Mills playing around on an electric sitar and other instruments. “It all evolved from me playing Blake a few ideas, getting a reaction from [him] and seeing if he’d be interested in working on [them],” Palladino said of working with Mills on the album in a press statement. “As the project evolved in the first few weeks and months—even though the music was mostly coming from my original ideas, some of which I’d had for quite a while—[because of] Blake’s response to the ideas, it dawned on both of us that it would be a collaborative record.”
Click here to pre-order Notes WithAttachments and listen to the slower-but-engaging track below.
Pino Palladino, Blake Mills – “Just Wrong”
[Video: Official Blake Mills]