Recording has begun for Elise’s new album, set for release this Summer. Tracks went down this week for 11 songs at John Kilgore Sound in New York City with Elise’s astonishing band – Warren Odze on Drums (Rod Stewart, Judy Collins, over a dozen Broadway shows), Christopher Bishop on Bass (Robert Palmer, Darius Brubeck, Chuck Berry), Frank Burrows on Guitar (Carlos Santana, Larry Coryell), and of course Elise on the beautiful acoustic piano. The strings and horns, featuring some of New York’s finest theatre, symphonic and jazz players, including Martin Agee and Rachel Handman on violin, Christopher Cardona on viola, Stephanie Cummins on cello, Scott Englebright and Paul Tafoya on trumpet, Michael Buschen on trombone and Daniel Glaude on sax, breezed their way through the gorgeous charts by orchestrator Doug Katsaros (Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Kiss, Sinéad O’Connor, Todd Rundgren). Vocals, sweetening, mixing and mastering are still on the horizon, but all on pace for a Summer release, just in time for Elise’s concert tour of England, but that is another story!!