Baritone saxophonist Frank Basile's third recording as a leader features a top-notch sextet of frequent collaborators.
Hi. I'm Frank Basile, a baritone saxophonist in Brooklyn, NY. Welcome to my Kickstarter page.
This April, I went in the studio with five of my closest musical collaborators (who also happen to be five of my favorite musicians), and we recorded what will hopefully soon become my third recording as a leader. In the three days before we recorded, we were able to rehearse the music and perform it live twice. By the time we got to the studio, the music was under our fingers and in our minds, and this made for a smooth, free-flowing session.
About the band and the recording:
I've had the great pleasure and fortune to play with the wonderful musicians on this recording for the past several years. They are: Fabien Mary on trumpet, Alex Hoffman on tenor saxophone, Ehud Asherie on Piano, David Wong on bass, and Pete Van Nostrand on drums. Although we'd all played together in various formats throughout the years, it wasn't until October 2010 that I first put together the front line of myself, Fabien, and Alex. I immediately wanted to record this group. A few years later, and with a few more performances under our belts as a band, we went into the studio on April 13, 2012 to make it happen. The recording features three new original compositions of my own, as well as brand new arrangements I wrote specifically for this band.
Now, in order to complete the process of releasing this recording, I'm asking for your help.
Kickstarter is a project-funding website which allows us to work together to make this happen. But it's an all-or-nothing deal. If I don't meet or exceed my goal of $5,000 by the deadline, no money changes hands, no rewards are given, and the new recording stays on the shelf. I hope you'll work with me to bring this project to fruition.
Your contributions will go directly towards paying for:
- The musicians
- Time in the studio
- Mixing and mastering the recording
- The mechanical licenses necessary to legally distribute compositions written by others
- Graphic design
- Pressing and printing the CDs
On the right side of the screen, you'll see the different pledge levels I've set along with their corresponding rewards. Please take a moment to see what level is right for you. Included in the rewards are:
- A download of the new recording in mp3 format
- An autographed, advance copy of the new CD
- A copy of my debut CD, "Thursday the 12th"
- An mp3 download of my second recording "Pepper Adams Complete Compositions, Volume 4"
- Sheet music to my original compositions
- An unreleased 4-song studio demo I recorded in 2008
- A DVD of studio footage from the new recording
- A CD of selections from a live performance we gave at Smalls Jazz Club
- A spot on the guest list at any one of my performances
- A Thank You in the liner notes of the new recording
- A private saxophone or jazz theory lesson with me
- A home-cooked dinner for you and a friend at my place in Brooklyn, NY
- Credit as executive producer for my new recording
If you're tight on cash, but you still want to help, you can you can provide assistance for free by spreading the word! This would be of great impact to me since I'm largely unplugged into social media. Let your friends, family, email lists, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers know about this project.
Many thanks for checking out my Kickstarter page! I'm looking forward to sharing this music with you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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May 24, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $15 or more
You'll get an mp3 download of the new recording.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Receive an autographed, advance copy of the new CD AND a Thank You on my website.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $35 or more
You'll receive an autographed, advance copy of the new CD, a Thank You on my website, AND a copy of my debut CD, "Thursday the 12th."Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above AND a copy of my second recording "Pepper Adams Complete Compositions, Volume 4" in downloadable mp3 format.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above AND sheet music to any one of my original compositions from the new recording or from "Thursday the 12th." (Please specify which one you'd like and if you'd like me to sign it.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above AND an unreleased 4-song studio demo I recorded in 2008.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
All of the above AND a DVD of video clips from the studio session of the new recording.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above AND a CD of selections from our live pre-recording performance at Small's Jazz Club.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above AND a spot on the guest list for you and a friend at any live performance of mine (whether I'm appearing as a leader or a sideman), AND a Thank You in the liner notes of the new CD.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $750 or more
All of the above AND a saxophone or jazz theory lesson at my place in Brooklyn, NY, or anywhere else in the world via Skype.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above AND a home-cooked dinner for you and a friend at my place in Brooklyn, NY (Donor provides their own transportation).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
All of the above AND you'll be credited as executive producer in the liner notes to the new recording.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012