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After 15 years as a professional sideman, it's time to make my debut record! (CD...album...er...whatever)

I'm extraordinarily excited to have just recorded my first CD as a leader. I've written all new music and am proud to have a fantastic band to play with.

Ulysses Owens, Jr. played drums (and has been one heck of a good producer), Gerald Clayton was on piano, Ron Blake on saxophones, and Freddie Hendrix on trumpet. Matt Baranello joined us to play percussion on one cut and Michael Dease played some wonderful trombone on two songs. And in a last-minute coup d'etat Selloane Nkhela laid down some amazing vocals on "Nouakchott".

It sure was swinging!

The material, band, rehearsals, and actual recording went great - your contribution will be invaluable towards offsetting the costs involved in this project, called "Driven".

Here are some track titles to whet your whistle so to speak:

Big Money & The Left Side

Nouakchott

The Slow Stride

Pettus Bridge

Seventh Sun

A Mean Lean

Bonne Nuit

Lowcountry Boil

...and more!

Feel free to visit my website for sound clips, videos, upcoming appearances and the like: Matthew Rybicki Music

One of the backer rewards is your very own upright bass from Upton Bass made right here in the US of A. Here's the link: Upton Bass

Thank you from the bottom of my E string for your support!

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    You'll receive an MP3 of one of the completed songs from the album sent to your email address

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    Get the full CD, "Provenance", sent as MP3s to your email!

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    Get an autographed copy of the CD (Thanks for reading this far, by the way)

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    Receive a complimentary ticket to my CD Release Week at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola October 5-9 2010 in NYC (this is the "After-Hours" set, so be prepared for a late hang) {and all of the above}

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    Receive all of the above, a handwritten note of thanks from me, and a couple CDs worth of all the material I've recorded in the past 5 years.

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    You get to name one of the songs on the CD!

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    Receive an MP3 recording of a standard of the American Songbook recorded and arranged just for you.

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    An original composition written by me, just for you. You give me the idea - a name, a concept, a title - and I'll write and record something for you! {and all of the above}

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    Have myself and two other fantastic musicians give a private, 2 hour performance at the space of your choosing. (must be within reasonable driving distance of NYC)

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    Gets you an brand new upright bass of your own from Upton Bass! (see link in description){does NOT include all of the above ;) }

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    Look at everything here. You are my hero(ine). Take it all home! And you'll have my undying gratitude too

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