I am releasing my 1995 album with my NYC band "The Christopher Alpiar Quartet", its time to pre-order and support Jazz!
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for visiting my Kickstarter page here! I am trying to raise $2000.00 to press some CD's of my NYC band The Christopher Alpiar Quartet on an album we recorded and never released in the mid 90s "The Jazz Expression".
My band is a free Jazz group of New York contemporary Jazz musicians: Myself on Tenor Saxophone; Pete Rende on Piano; Matt Pavolka on Upright Bass; and Bob Meyer on Drums. We played a lot together during this time and the band sounds just fantastic! The music on this album "The Jazz Expression" is all original material that I wrote specifically for this band, and tunes we used to play at our regular gig in Chelsea at "The Angry Squire" I thought the tapes were lost until I found some line mixes on DAT earlier this year that I had stowed away years ago. They are just 2 track masters of stuff we did live at Right Track Studios that were recorded by Jay Militscher.
The music is filled with the spirit of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, Joe Henderson, and other of my favorite masters of the contemporary and free Jazz genres. But the band is very original and explores many unique ideas through the art of improvisation. It can be super agressive and exploratory and in the next song, very mellow and tender. Im certain that every Jazz lover will connect with our music and enjoy themselves immensely with this recording. Here are a couple of short clips that I put up on SoundCloud to offer my fans a taste of what's in store for everyone in this upcoming album release.
I am currently an Atlanta based saxophonist, composer, arranger and producer with my own studio at the amazing 800 East complex in Old Fourth Ward part of Atlanta. I handled every aspect of the production in house with help of some amazing professionals, Sean McLeroy who helped prepare the album and Larry Anthony of COS Mastering who mastered the original files for release. The album is finished and ready! I just need some money to be able to press some real CD's and have them ready to send you!
Please consider supporting Jazz and my band by pre-ordering a copy today. Of course if you can help out with anything at all it is so much appreciated! And if you are able to go beyond the normal and can contribute at a higher level, there are some very neat incentives to offer you as a way of saying thank you.
Thanks for your time to consider helping fund my project! I cant tell you how excited I am to be finally releasing this album after *cough* only 17 years HAH! Thank you again! Peace, love, health and music!
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Jun 7, 2012 - Jul 7, 2012 (30 days)
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Help a brotha out with a little jingle jangle. This will get you a download of an alternate take of Jupiter, Deep Space in MP3 format! (everyone who donates anything in my fundraiser/ pre-order will get this)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Basic Download Pre-Order. You will get the full downloadable album of the Christopher Alpiar Quartet "The Jazz Expression"Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Jazzman Listener! This will get you the hard copy CD mailed to you with a special thank youEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Zoot Suit Special! This will get you the hard copy CD, as well as a very special custom decorated "Alps Used Reed Voodoo Doll"!!! (Don't ask, you will see when it comes! hehehe)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Swingin' Like a Gate Sponsorship! You will get the hard copy CD and be listed in the liner notes as a sponsor! YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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'Leet Sheet! For this package you will receive the Hard Copy CD, your name in the liner notes, and an autographed copy of the sheet music to the song of your choice (on my CD!)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Big Man On Campus! This pre-order gives you 2 hard copy CDs, your name in the liner notes, a signed copy of the sheet music, and a limited edition Christopher Alpiar Quartet T-ShirtEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Daddy Warbucks! This package gives you 3 copies of the CD, Your name in the liner notes, a signed copy of the sheet music, a limited edition Christopher Alpiar Quartet T-Shirt and an autographed pair of AKG studio monitor headphones - the same kind I use exclusively in my studio!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Killer Joe! For the Killer Joe package, you will get 3 CD's, your name in the liner notes, a signed copy of a copy of the sheet music, the limited edition T-shirt, a choice of the signed AKG headphones or a custom, hand built by me, instrument or microphone cable (mogami starquad cable and neutrik connectors, the very best!) and your choice of an hour lesson (on Skype or in person), or an hour hang out (on Skype, the phone, or at a local Jazz club if you are in Atlanta), or I will play happy birthday for you on the phone when its your birthday!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You my daddy! For a thousand dollars You will get all the stuff on the 250 donation, and I will record with my Atlanta group a free jazz piece in your name!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You my daddy, pimp and whatever else you wanna be!!! If you can graciously afford to contribute to Jazz and my career with a generous gift of $5000, you will get all the goodies of the 250 gift and I will perform a 2 set living room concert for you at your convenience with the band on this album. You can invite up to 20 friends and we will come anywhere in the continental US and play our brains out for you! We will also dedicate the show to you and write an improvisational composition that night in your name!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012