I am recording my debut jazz record with a world class band in Madison WI this November, and I need your participation!
What is this project?
I have long been dreaming of a body of music that sounds both old and new, integrating up the music of my youth with that of my adulthood, rooted in jazz but not bound by it, embracing pulse, harmony, and form, but not limited by them. This music would require special players to execute, and the right situation to bring them together...
I have been selected by the Madison Music Collective (MMC) to appear on their Fall Jazz Series at the Brink Lounge in Madison, WI on Sunday November 4th. This entails a workshop on improvisation, and a public concert which will be broadcast live on the web and through Madison's WORT FM. The funding for this concert is enabling me to bring together what I have long considered a "dream band," and is a perfect opportunity to compose a set of entirely new music for them. Opportunities like this rarely present themselves to me, so I feel like I would be a FOOL to miss recording this special band in a professional studio.
Time in a pro recording studio is expensive!, and producing a finished product requires working in stages (recording, mixing, mastering). Your contribution will help me to record and mix this record, and you will be taking part in a major milestone in my life as a creative musician. This would be my debut jazz recording involving my compositions, and I am hoping it will raise my profile in the larger jazz and improvised music scene and lead to better opportunities for in the future.
Kickstarter goal: $2200 -Tracking time: $800 -Mixing time: $1000 -Kickstarter and Amazon fees (10% total): $200 -Materials fees for rewards: (Cassettes: $80; Score books: $120)
MIKE PRIDE (drums/percussion) Based in New York for the past decade, Mike Pride currently leads the quartet, From Bacteria To Boys, who record for AUM Fidelity Records. Pride is renowned worldwide for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres and ensembles. He has worked with everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively on four continents and appeared on more than 75 recordings. A short list of his collaborators includes Boredoms, Califone, Eugene Chadbourne, Chinese pop-star Priscilla Chan, Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn, Milford Graves, Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Jon Irabagon, Haino Keiji’s Fushitsusha, George Lewis, Bill McHenry, Tony Malaby, Ikue Mori, Butch Morris, Joe Morris, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Jamie Saft, Chris Speed, Jason Stein, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.
BRANDON WOZNIAK (saxophone) is based in Minneapolis, MN and a member of the following bands: Dave King Trucking Company, Wailing Ships, Atlantis Quartet, Bryan Nichols Quintet, Parker Paisley, Chris Bates Quintet and from time to time a few others. Brandon studied music at Indiana University and then moved to New York to listen and practice for 6 years while trying to forget everything he learned at college. Brandon was once in a German rock band and lived in Berlin Germany for seven months trying to pay off his student loans playing rock shows. That didn't work but Brandon had a great time in Berlin. Brandon then moved to Shanghai China to play jazz in clubs and hotels where he got to sample many fine cigars through second hand smoke. Brandon has lived and worked in Minneapolis since 2006 and hopes to continue playing music forever.
ADAM LINZ (bass) is a well-known bass player in the Twin Cities jazz scene. He co-leads the internationally award-winning group Fat Kid Wednesdays with childhood friends Mike Lewis and JT Bates, touring extensively throughout Europe and North America. Adam has taught at Macalester College, Augsburg College, Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth and EDAM Music outreach in Paris, and has given clinics in places such as Chile, Argentina, Seattle, New York, Houston, Germany, and Switzerland. Adam has performed with such jazz greats as Evan Parker, Stanley Turretine, Milt Jackson and electronic artist Dosh. He has a Bachelor of Music from the William Paterson University Jazz Studies program.
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Obviously we only have a limited time frame to execute this (this will not be a "Chinese Democracy"-type sprawling process!), so we have to be very focused in the studio so we can get it tracked in two days. Once everyone goes home, that's it, and the mixing process begins. This limited time-frame does not worry me because the level of the talent I am working with is unparalleled; these three players are incredible readers, improvisors, and listeners. I am also taking our limited time frame into account with the writing - making sure I'm not composing anything that would require more than a few hours of group rehearsal, and getting charts and scratch demos to the players well ahead of time. We are also playing a performance at Elastic Arts in Chicago before we enter the studio, which will be an ideal "trial by fire" opportunity to test and temper the music. I am confident it will come together beautifully!
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Oct 3, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012 (25 days)
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CD copy, upon releaseEstimated delivery: May 2013
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In addition to the CD, you will receive a special LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE of my solo ambient guitar project A Dozen Suns.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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In addition to the CD and limited edition Cassette, you will get a bound copy of the musical scores, ranging from lead sheets to abstract graphic notation. Those that have seen my graphic scores know that I put a lot of time and attention into them, and they are beautifully hand-drawn - no computer renderings for me.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A personal thank you in the CD's liner notes (if you want it), as well as a copy of the CD, the Cassette, and the scores.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Private in-home concert for you and your friends! I take requests, even bad ones! (In addition to the CD, Score Book, and a thank you in the liner notes).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013