The C.O.W.L. Sessions
THE C.O.W.L. SESSIONS is the audio companion to the first five issues of the hit comic book series C.O.W.L., created by Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, with art by Rod Reis (who also contributes the cover art for the album). The recording features original music by Joe Clark.
The idea for THE C.O.W.L. SESSIONS was to capture an album as if someone recorded it about the heroes of C.O.W.L. in 1962 Chicago. “Each of the five leads of C.O.W.L.’s first story arc are represented musically: Grey Raven, Radia, and Blaze have their own themes,” described Clark. “I also wanted to have one track that set the mood of C.O.W.L.’s Chicago, arguably a character in itself. We decided on a re-harmonization of the old jazz standard ‘Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)’ and we were fortunate to have Raya Yarbrough sing on the track.”
“In many ways, THE C.O.W.L. SESSIONS has been in the works for almost fifteen years, from the day Joe and I met in high school jazz band,” said Higgins. “Of course, we had no idea our collaboration was going to take this form–his album inspired by my crime-noir-superhero-comic– but considering we became friends over our mutual love of jazz, Chicago, film, and comics, I can’t think of anything more fitting.”