This album began as a test session for new microphones. I was experimenting with my circa 1920's grand piano on a warm summer evening at my home in the beautiful redwood country of northern California. The crickets were so persistent coming through the single pane sliding glass door, i finally acquiesced to putting a mic outside and including them on this project. The songs that came through that evening were a surprise, a wonderful gift, and represented a new area of musical creativity for me. I later discovered a tape of frogs recorded by my late friend Kate and they provide a perfect complement to the crickets. Please give a listen, and let me know what you think.