"Accents" will be Scott's third CD with his Pandeiro Jazz project and you can be a part of it!
Hello everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Scott Feiner and I call my music “Pandeiro Jazz”. If you don’t know what a pandeiro is, you’ll be amazed at what this great little Brazilian hand drum is capable of. Trust me.
So what does the pandeiro have to do with jazz? Well, historically, not much at all, but I decided to ignore that fact and and married the two of them around 2005. Since then I’ve released two highly acclaimed CDs, “Pandeiro Jazz” and “Dois Mundos” (which was actually nominated for a 2009 Latin Grammy award). Please see the “project by” section on this page for some wonderful quotes about these recordings and Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz in general.
So, why am I here on Kickstarter? Well, it’s time for the third CD! It’s actually already been recorded and even has a name - “Accents”. But there’s still a lot do, and the costs add up quickly. You might be asking, “Why is Scott doing this on Kickstarter after he released his first two CDs on respected record labels”? Well, the response is quite simple. These days it’s very difficult to get a label to pay for the production of a CD. I decided that I’d prefer to spend a little time and energy puting together this Kickstarter fund drive rather than chasing after record labels who even if they’re interested will still expect the recording to be completed on my dime. When I first saw Kickstarter a few months ago I thought, “This is fantastic! What a great way to be able to realize a project and let other people (that’s you) be involved in it”. With many people sharing in the cost it becomes much more viable than if I have to try to scrape up the money myself.
Now to tell you a bit about “Accents”. It was recorded in New York City (well, New Jersey actually, but that doesn’t sound as romantic) in two days with the same great musicians from my first CD. I’m talking about Joel Frahm, Freddie Bryant and Joe Martin, 3 highly respected musicians in the New York City jazz scene, not to mention worldwide. The big difference between my first CD and “Accents” is that the first CD was recorded without any real history of performing live together, while “Accents” documents a group that has performed together quite a bit. And without a doubt, I know that I grew as a pandeiro player during that time. The recording has 10 tracks. 4 of them are standards/covers while the other 6 are originals by Freddie Bryant, Joel Frahm and yours truly. If you’ve been to any of my gigs lately you’ve probably heard some of these tunes.
Why does Scott need all this money if the recording session has already taken place? Here’s a list of some of the expenses still ahead: Editing/mixing/mastering sessions; licensing fees for the cover songs; photography/graphic design, duplication. That’s just some of it. Also, the guys in the band need to get paid! I’m not talking about me, but rather my wonderful sidemen. This goal will actually be tight as far as covering everything, so I’m hoping that we can actually surpass it a bit. Trust me, the money will be used productively towards making this project as great as possible!
Thanks everyone for taking the time to check out this project and hopefully “Accents” will finally be released! Please pass this on to all your friends and family using the links below the presentation video, or simply just forward them the URL for this page.
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A digital download of the complete album "Accents".
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The physical CD "Accents" mailed to you, anywhere in the world.
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A personally signed copy of the CD "Accents", plus a cool Pandeiro Jazz T-shirt which will be designed especially for this fundraising event (Yes, there will be a choice of sizes).
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The above signed CD and T-shirt, plus your name in the "special thanks" section of the liner notes of the CD.
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All of the above, plus my other two CDs, "Pandeiro Jazz" & "Dois Mundos"... and I'll sign all of them!
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All of the above, plus a video update from the studio in Rio de Janeiro during the mixing sessions to let you know how it's going. I'll also send you a personal thank you email.
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All of the above, plus you (and a friend) will be my guests to any/all Pandeiro Jazz shows during 2010. Of course, I can't guarantee that I'll be playing in your area, but you can be my guest to as many shows as you’re able to make, all year! I'll also send you a personal thank you email.
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Now things start to heat up! You will get all of the above, plus if you can get yourself down to Rio de Janeiro I will personally give you a one-day tour of the city. It can be music-oriented, a general tour, or a mixture of both. I've been here for over 8 years, so I'll show you the insider's Rio! Great places to eat, drink, etc.. If you like, you can book your trip to coincide with a Pandeiro Jazz gig in Rio. I will also put your name in a “VERY special thanks” section of the liner notes of the CD.
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All of the above, except I'll be your tour guide in Rio for FIVE days, plus you can meet my cat Conde, who is hands down the hippest cat in Rio de Janeiro!
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