Our new album "Your Way" portrays the journey of life outside of one's comfort zone and lifestyle. It's about the process of defining the path in which your life will unfold while being affected by the circumstances that life presents to you. Since our move from El Paso, TX to the east coast we've learned more about ourselves, who we were then, and who we have become now as well as where we come from. The album reflects on the many challenges that one often faces while developing as an artist and facing the many obstacles when living in a big city. There has also been moments of tranquility when facing the many battles of preparing this project. Writing lyrics and composing original songs and then hearing them come to life, brings a joy that is unexplainable. We also get to share with the world our perspectives and views about different circumstances in life through our lyrics and music. In one sentence "Your Way" truly depicts the description of who we are.
The album emulates the transformation of our surroundings and how we have connected musically as a group.The CRQ brings a wide range of various styles, upbringings, experiences, cultures and more. When finding the right mix of people and combining their talents to become one unit, the outcome is usually satisfying. We truly feel that this project represents each of us and establishes our approach musically.
Our first recording session happened in October 2017 and our second session took place in December 2017 at Tedesco Studios in Paramus, New Jersey. We were was blessed and truly fortunate to have a great group of musicians involved in this exciting project.
Your contributions will help this project succeed in the different areas such as: promotion, mixing and mastering, artwork, recording studio fees, production fees, distribution, video production, photography, radio promotion and more. These are expenses that unfortunately we cannot subsidize. That is why we are asking for your help to make this project possible.
Your Way Project:
Candice Reyes - Vocals Charlie Dougherty - Bass Abel Mireles - Tenor Sax Joe Spinelli - Drums Will Dougherty - Piano
The CRQ is very excited and honored to have had five time grammy award winner and renowned jazz bassist Christian McBride as a featured guest artist on this project. Christian has performed with Sting, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornesby, Natalie Cole, Ray Brown, Paul McCartney, The Roots and of course James Brown just to name a few. With a career now blazing into his third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded and most respected figures in the music world today.
A talented trumpeter Nathan Eklund was featured on this project. Nathan is also active in the NYC area big band scene, having performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Phil Woods and the Festival Orchestra just to name a few.
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Risks and challenges
Some of the challenges that we will face in the process of completing this project will involve mostly post production details. Copyrights of original and cover songs, mixing and mastering, art work, video editing, photo sessions, promo campaigns, and production of the CD are only some of the major aspects that will require our time and dedication. Even though the process is not an easy one, we ask backers to put their faith in us as we assure you that we will overcome these challenges with dedication, commitment, hard work, honesty, and lots of love.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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