NEW RELEASE FROM TOMMY BOLIN’S GLEN HOLLY STUDIO SESSIONS
Tommy Bolin-Captured Raw-Jams Vol. 1 features Glen Holly Studio recordings fronted by legendary guitar hero Tommy Bolin of Zephyr, Deep Purple, James Gang and solo career album fame before his untimely death at age 25. Phillip Polimeni of Majic Ship and Fox fame, and Tommy Bolin’s closest friend and confidante, captured hundreds of hours of song sketches and improvised jam sessions on two high end tape recorders and three Beyer microphones in his hideaway studio in the Hollywood Hills. These tapes have been perfectly preserved and digitally remastered by Phillip and finally being released, one by one. This first in the Jams Series is a collaborative effort led by Phillip Polimeni, Johnnie Bolin (brother Tommy’s sole survivor and executor) and Tommy Nikosey of Majic Ship and Fox fame (personal friend of Tommy Bolin), an Award Winning album cover designer and logo pro. It has been a labor of love all around and we are excited to share these gems with thousands of Tommy Bolin music fans around the world.
TOMMY BOLIN HIGH IN THE HILLS…
Above the noise and fray of Hollywood in the 70s…
Bolin attracted the finest Rockers to all-night jams…
To the hideaway known as Glen Holly Studio.
10 Tracks of Prime Tommy Bolin
Captured Raw is aptly titled as Phillip Polimeni, Bolin’s closest friend and confidante, kept his hidden recording studio under the radar, for musicians to let loose and jam away all night long. With three high-end mics and two reel to reel tape machines, Pip captured hundreds of hours of material, including Tommy’s heartfelt acoustic song sketches and downright rebellious jazz-rock and improvisational jams with various invited and surprise guest artists.
Included on this first CD are 9 jams and 1 bonus country song, “Another Highway,” with Phillip’s band Fox on backing vocals and various instruments.
Digitally Remastered, Tommy Bolin-Captured Raw-Jams Vol. 1 is the first in a series CD, is a collaborative project of Phillip Polimeni, Johnnie Bolin and Tommy Nikosey, whose combined efforts have protected and packaged this music in the hopes of preserving the artistry and legacy of a dear friend and brother who passed, way before his time.
– Tommy Nikosey, 2013
Produced Engineered Recorded Preserved and Digitally Remastered by Phillip Polimeni.
GHS-102 Total Time 53:54