The Bigger Picture 

Musicians: 

Paul Messina – Saxes, Flutes, and synthesizers    

Mark R. Harris​ – Bass and Synthesizers 

Tommy Paez​ – Guitars (2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, & 14) 

Greg Minnick​​ – Guitars  (12) 

Bobby Lebel – Guitars (1) 

Andrew Nixon​ – Piano (7, 8, 9& 13)   

Paul Banman- Piano (10) 

Ken Kaufman – Piano (1, 12)  

Ignacio Nunez​ - Percussion (all) 

Daniele Silvestri​ – Drums (1, 3, 11, & 12) 

Jason Meekins – Drums (9) 

Jaime Vila​ – Drums (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, & 14) 

 

Recording Engineers: 

Gary Vandy – Engineer, Mixing, Mastering, Co-Producer

Pablo Reynoso - Engineer

 

Gratitude 

Musicians: 

Paul Messina – Flutes, Saxes, Keys, MIDI programming, and Synthesizers 

Rich Dixon – Trumpet and Flugelhorn (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13) 

Carlos Avila – Trombone (2, 7) 

Mark R. Harris – Bass (1, 9, 11,13) 

Mike Matthews - Guitars (2, 6, 7, 9,) 

Nils Rurack – Guitars (13) 

Ignacio Nunez – Percussion (2-14) 

Jaime Vila – Drums (2-11) 

 

Recording Engineers: 

Gary Vandy – Engineer, Mixing, Mastering, Co-Producer

Pablo Reynoso - Engineer

Alex Weinberg - Assistant Engineer

Josh Dalama - Assistant Engineer 

 

Musical Bridges 

Musicians: 

Paul Messina – Flutes, Saxes, Keys, MIDI programming, and Synthesizers 

Mark R. Harris – Bass (4, 10) 

Mike Di Liddo – Guitars (2, 3) 

Gary Vandy – Guitars (5, 10, 12, 13) 

Barry Cohen – Guitars ( 5, 12) 

Joshua Rodriguez – Guitars (13) 

Ignacio (Nacho) Nunez – Percussion (all) 

Jaime Vila – Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13) 

 

Recording Engineers: 

Gary Vandy – Engineer, Mixing, Mastering, Co-Producer 

Richard P. Maloney –Engineer 

Johnny Ortega – Assistant Engineer

 

Cool Heat

Musicians:

Paul Messina - Flute, Bass Flute, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Yamaha WX7 Midi wind controller, Keyboards 

George Schoendorfer – Guitars 

Aurelio (Max) Garcia – Keyboards 

Carlos Torres – Bass 

Ignacio Nunex – Percussion 

Jaime Vila – Drums 

Christine Mercedes Baltazar – Vocals 

Jeff Maldonado – Vocals 

Linda Ortegoza – Vocals 

Megan Warner - Vocals 

Jennifer Messina – Vocals, Synthesizer 

 

Recording Engineer: 

Gary M. Vandy – Producer, Mixing, Mastering