Recording session at Sunset Sound

Recording session at Sunset Sound

Paul Edwards finishing a recording session at Sunset Sound Hollywood California. Kittyhawk used the Chapman Stick extensively throughout their career, this innovative instrument was developed Emmett Chapman. It enables the musician to use a “touch style” playing technique, both bass and melody are player together much like a keyboard player. The left hand taps the bass while the right hand taps the rhythm/melody. All the bass parts of Kittyhawk incorporated the Chapman Stick Touch Board.

Kittyhawk Portrait

Kittyhawk Portrait

Kittyhawk group portrait by Santa Cruz artist John Wiebe.

Headline at Roxy Theater

Headline at Roxy Theater

Kittyhawk at their first headline Roxy Theater engagement in Hollywood. Daniel Bortz-fretless guitar, Paul Edwards-Chapman Stick, Richard Elliott-Alto Sax and buried behind the drums is Michael Jochum.

Kittyhawk taping the KCET Special “First Flight”.

Kittyhawk taping the KCET Special “First Flight”.

Just after Kittyhawk signed with EMI Records in 1981 we were the opening act for a live broadcast from the John Anson Ford Theater in Los Angeles featuring Robin Ford and the Yellow Jackets. After the Concert KCET offered us the opportunity to do a special featuring Kittyhawk. You can see some of the Kittyhawk “First Flight” special on (youtube). In this photo Randy Strom and Paul Edwards are on Chapman Stick, Daniel Bortz fretless guitar, Richard Elliott tenor sax. Buried behind the drums is Michael Jochum.

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Chapman Stick

by admin on April 14, 2010

The Chapman Stick (generally known to its players simply as the Stick) is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. A polyphonic member of the guitar family, the Chapman Stick has been used on many popular music recordings to play various parts (bass, lead, chords and textures).

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Kittyhawk Portrait

by admin on April 12, 2010

Kittyhawk group portrait by Santa Cruz artist John Wiebe.

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Headline at Roxy Theater

by admin on April 11, 2010

Kittyhawk at their first headline Roxy Theater engagement in Hollywood. Daniel Bortz-fretless guitar, Paul Edwards-Chapman Stick, Richard Elliott-Alto Sax and buried behind the drums is Michael Jochum.

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Kittyhawk taping the KCET Special “First Flight”.

by admin on April 10, 2010

Just after Kittyhawk signed with EMI Records in 1981 we were the opening act for a live broadcast from the John Anson Ford Theater in Los Angeles featuring Robin Ford and the Yellow Jackets. After the Concert KCET offered us the opportunity to do a special featuring Kittyhawk. You can see some of the Kittyhawk […]