It seemed, for reasons unknown, I’d only work on the arrangement of this tune late at night and due in part to the laid-back hours as well the rainy season, the sounds that I layered together took on a very mellow tone.
The composition started out as a simple, Deep, in tone bass line and grew from there. At the time, I was doing what I usually due and playing on the tracks is always a good way to spend time.
One day Michael Thomas, an old friend and a blues man at heart stopped by Level 3 Mania. While he was there he heard the foundation tracks of what was to become Deep. He picked up an old Strat, the one with the noisy pickups, and began to play along. I recorded his runs without him knowing and after 3 passes the result is what you now hear. It was all very spontaneous and totally at the moment.
In a small way what you hear is the difference between night and day.