Chris Willis, long-time friend and musical co-conspirator. It's nice to see Chris' years of recording and broadcast work with the Chicago Symphony and other recording venues finally earn him the big enchilada.
Chris is on the left and producer David Frost on the right in this shot from the Grammy Awards in early 2009.
From the CSO Resound web site: The engineers of the CSO Resound album Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago (David Frost, Tom Lazarus, and Christopher Willis) were awarded the Grammy® in the Best Engineered Album, Classical category. Traditions and Transformations features the CSO side by side with the Silk Road Ensemble, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pipa player Wu Man in a fascinating musical tour that blended Eastern and Western influences.