A jazz project in Atlanta, GA by Trevor Wolford.
Your love and support for music is needed to help this project be a success. Your funding will support the financing of the studio time, the incredible musicians, the album artwork, the album design, the mixing, the mastering, the printing, the pressing, and the distribution. Even the smallest donation will be much appreciated! Please make note of the prizes available on the right side of the page. I can not make this dream happen without your support.
I am so excited to finally record this music on an album, which I have decided to entitle "Windows of Grace". This album is metaphorically like a large stained glassed window of multiple colors. My goal with this record is to mix the many different colors that I love and combine them in a new way. I have a wide variety of influences that I love to put together in what I think is an organic sound. The concept of grace simply refers to how each style of music I have been exposed to over the years was truly a gift. For the title composition, "Windows of Grace", I wrote a mixture of modern jazz sounds and break beat drumming. I wanted to create the sound of a searching yet up-lifting story with this piece.
The piece entitled "As Things Change" is a meter changing tune that combines an afro-cuban feel and swing. I was inspired by the collective nature of rhythm in other cultures in areas like South America and Africa. I am proud to create my first record with some very talented musicians including drummer Cole McSween, and bassist Carlos Enamorado, and a surprise special guest on tenor saxophone (more news to come). These gifted musicians are a blessing to work with and I look forward to being in the studio with them.
This record will be a reflection of all the influences and inspirations I have had since I began this musical journey. I have a large variety of musical interests that inspire me and going into this record I am drawing from composers not typically known for "jazz" including Johann Sebastian Bach and Olivier Messiaen. At the same time I have an attraction to rhythms of other genres, some of these being Latin, African, and the electronic style of drum n bass. I want each piece to speak to all types of music lovers from those who love jazz to those who just enjoy quality music.
We plan record this album by the end of January 2013!
Also, I will keep everyone updated during the process of the recording through pictures and videos!
Love and Blessings,
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 1, 2012.
Jun 12, 2012 - Aug 11, 2012
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All of the Rewards above, My mom's famous oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies, a free workout with "The Fat Guy" from the health and wellness radio show "Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy", I will play a private concert of 4 Hours wherever you request (home, your party, wedding, engagement, workplace, bathroom, you name it!) Travel expenses included, I will help you compose a song or tune of your own, I will compose a personal tune for you to be played at the album release party, you will be listed as the sole Executive Producer, and free admission (plus one) to any show forever (travel expenses not included).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012