Not There (L Gabanizza)
Jeff Christie guested on this single by long-time Christie
fan Lorenzo Gabanizza.
A tribute to Lorenzo's mother, the song also features
a host of top musicians, including Top 5 Billboard charting guitarist
Rusty Wright, Snake Davis (who's worked with Paul McCartney, Culture
Club), and Lorenzo's brother Max (Chuck Berry).
Lorenzo himself is a skilled musician, having previously
joined with former Christie guitarist Vic Elmes' Christie Again band,
and featured on their album of Christie
hits, on which he contributed some original songs.
music was an integral part of Lorenzo's childhood as his
first discovery of the English language came from the likes of Yellow
River and San Bernadino. He would
sing them to his mother, who also loved the music. When his mother passed
away, Lorenzo reached out to Jeff for some closure, through a song that
expressed his feelings of grief, regret, and acceptance.
Mixing was done by Peter Hall, and the mastering by
Greg Calbi, a 62-time Grammy winner engineer and who has worked with
an impressive list of artists such as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and
You can watch
the video here.