Zuill Bailey sure has been doing a lot of recording lately.
In addition to two live albums he's working on, the cellist and El Paso Pro-Musica director will record three parts for three songs Wednesday at El Paso's El Adobe Studios.
They are for the sixth and newest album by Emily Bear, the 11-year-old piano and composer who has been called a young Mozart.
Bear, who is based in the Chicago area, will attend the sessions, which are for "Diversrity," an album of 12 originals being produced by her manager, the legendary Quincy Jones. It's due in May on the Concord label.
Bear, by the way, has done some pretty impressive things, having written over 350 compositions, performed at the White House for President George W. Bush, appeared six times on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and taped a forthcoming appearance on Katie Couric's new show, "Katie."
On Feb. 6, she'll perform at a concert honoring Jones and engineer Al Schmitt in Los Angeles. It is being presented by the producers and engineers wing of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the people who hand out the Grammy Awards.
Check her out here.
Bailey has been shuttling to recording gigs in Indianapolis and Raleigh, N.C., while running Pro-Musica's 24th annual El Paso Chamber Music Festival, which ends Thursday through Saturday with performances by the Boston Chamber Music Society.
Go to the Pro-Musica site for details.
He recorded last weekend with the Indianapolis Symphony and will record next weekend with the North Carolina Symphony.