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BETTER ANGELS | The Album presale/tour

Jazz vocalist and lyricist, Erica Papillion-Posey, welcomes you to the BETTER ANGELS album, presale and tour experience

BETTER ANGELS | The Album presale/tour

Jazz vocalist and lyricist, Erica Papillion-Posey, welcomes you to the BETTER ANGELS album, presale and tour experience

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About

Hi there! I'm Erica Papillion-Posey: jazz/ classical vocalist and lyricist. I'm preparing the release of my 3rd studio, jazz album, BETTER ANGELS!

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*BETTER ANGELS | The Album, prelaunch | MAR 1st, release| APR 2019
*BETTER ANGELS | The Album, prelaunch | MAR 1st, release| APR 2019
2017, From The DEEP
2017, From The DEEP
2015, The Standard Reimagined, when jazz...
2015, The Standard Reimagined, when jazz...

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Why "Better Angels"? The term was first coined by Abraham Lincoln during his 1864 inaugural address in which he call on every human being to act in the interests of your higher self, to think higher, vibrate higher, resonate higher. And that is the ultimate, over-arching theme of the record and the message we hope to convey during our 2019 national and international tour.

The record was successfully recorded, the final week of November, 2018, with the title track/ single released Christmas week! Mixing and mastering were completed through January with the album currently in the production, distribution, marketing/promo phases. Presales commence March 1st! The Better Angels CD release and performance are slated for April 2019 with a world wind Spring/ Summer promotional tour immediately following...

2018, Better Angels, single/title track
2018, Better Angels, single/title track

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Better Angels, boasts 11 tracks: 10 original compositions complemented by Papillion-Posey's own, thought-provoking, introspective lyrics. With each record she continues to evolve, not just as a vocalist but as a noted lyricist, emerging arranger and composer. The three part title track, Better Angels, opens the record with a stand-alone prelude and main theme while the postlude book-ends the whole of the record. The prelude is inspired, in part, by French composer, pianist and conductor, Maurice Ravel’s most famous orchestral work, the “Bolero” which celebrated its 90 year premiere in 2018. The composition marries beautifully to Papillion-Posey’s gift for lyric writing as she asks the question(s), “Where are you? What kind of life is living you? What level of consciousness is doing you? Are you high with your Angels in the Utmost? DO you catch vibes doin’ the Most? Do you skate by in the Almost? Or, do you dwell in the abyss of the Guttermost?” giving way to the overarching theme and title choice of the entire record. Graduating from the Ravel-influenced main theme in the prelude, Papillion-Posey turns what was into what becomes a stellar, new creation of her own theme, still begging the questions, but now accompanied by new lyrical content which gives insight into the psychological platform from which she writes. The momentum of the main theme thrusts us into the almost random intro of the postlude as it morphs into a completely unrecognizable, sometimes cacophonous, fun, rockish, densely textured, free-for-all of sonic melodrama.

Supported by Papillion-Posey is her co-writer, music director, pianist; the humble but harmonically rich, incredibly talented, Solomon Chapman. She’s, again, joined by Brooklyn’s own, Eric Wheeler, a veritable beast on bass to the likes of Curtis Fuller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cyrus Chestnut and Theo Crocker. Wheeler is featured on Papillion-Posey’s 2017, From the DEEPrelease in an intimate duo arrangement of Gershwin’s Summertime, hitting the UKVibe.org’s Top 20 Favorite Vocal Jazz Tracks of 2017. Completing her core group is the spry, exciting percussion of Matt Campbell on drums. Papillion-Posey couldn’t have been more honored than to have had special guest appearances from her long respected mentors and former music professors on this project |
   Grammy nominated, enigmatic composer, educator, cornetist/ trumpeter, Ron Miles joins her on Pour Mon Âme (For My Soul), a heart-wrenching, musing ballad, sure to become a featured favorite while bassist, Ron Bland offers an appropriately fitting solo in La Bohème, a newly arranged tribute to the October, 2018 passing of French composer, lyricist and activist, Charles Aznavour, known as The Frank Sinatra of France. Also making guest appearances are marvelous, thoughtful, Anisha Rush on alto sax and the background, soprano sounds of the sublime, Christiana McMullen. *Special note of gratitude to Josue Maldonado for graciously killin’ us on congas, in Magna MS and Kari Clifton, cello and Talia Vlieger, violin for your wailin’, weepin’ woe on La Bohème.

Erica Papillion-Posey | Better Angels Showcase, OCT 2018
Erica Papillion-Posey | Better Angels Showcase, OCT 2018
Erica Papillion-Posey | Better Angels Showcase, OCT 2018
Erica Papillion-Posey | Better Angels Showcase, OCT 2018
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So I hope you're excited to join the Better Angels album prelaunch and tour experience by purchasing one of our options: 8 thoughtfully created packages, exclusive to the release.

All dollars will go toward the manufacturing, distribution, promotion/marketing and tour Spring/Summer tour expenses of Better Angels! SO EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS, especially as an indie artist! I can't do this without YOU, my music community!:

  • CD Manufacturing/ Production/ Distribution (1000 total units)                                                                                       [$2,700] 
  • CD Cover Photo Shoot                                             [$500] 
  • CD Cover Design Graphics                                      [$500] 
  • CD Marketing/ Promotions (videos, radio, consultation, ads etc.)                                                                                       [$8,000] 
  • CD Publishing Registration (10 original works)  [$300] 
  • Tour Expenses: travel (road/air), lodging            [$13,000] 
  • ======================= TOTAL |             *[$25,000]*

Please note, the package options expire, Monday, April 1st. And should we not reach our [$25,000] goal, we get zero (0) dollars! That's correct nothing! So be one of our Guardian  Angels and purchase your preferred, presale package, now!

Much gratitude and thanks,

and remember, like Love, MUSIC must be made. ~epp

For more, visit | epapillionposey.com

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    BETTER ANGELS -CD Single Package

    Receive the BETTER ANGELS single package which actually includes a prelude AND theme! Get the postlude to this trilogy on the complete 11 track LP! Also includes a commemorative postcard and keepsake business card.

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    BETTER ANGELS - Autographed CD package

    -Receive your autographed BETTER ANGELS, 11 Track CD
    -Autographed, industry insider, album one-sheet with image of the album cover, album liner notes, official release date, exclusive artist info and more!
    -Autographed, commemorative postcard
    -Keepsake business card!

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    • 100× Better Angels autographed CD
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    BETTER ANGELS - Sponsor Package

    -Receive your Better Angels autographed, 11 track CD
    -Digital, industry insider one sheet
    -Commemorative, autographed postcard
    -Sponsor listing on epapillionposey.com!

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    • 100× Better Angels autographed CD
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    BETTER ANGELS- Lyric Package

    -Receive your Better Angels autographed, 11 track CD
    -Signed lyrics sheets of all 11 tracks
    -Digital, industry insider one sheet
    -Commemorative, autographed postcard
    -Sponsor listing on epapillionposey.com!

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    • 100× Better Angels autographed CD
    • 100× Autographed lyric sheets of all 11 tracks
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    BETTER ANGELS- VIP Package

    -Receive your Better Angels autographed, 11 track CD
    -Autographed lyrics sheets of all 11 tracks
    -Digital, industry insider one-sheet
    -Commemorative, autographed postcard
    -Sponsor listing on epapillionposey.com
    -2, VIP CD release performance passes with early-bird seating (*Friday, APR 12, 7: 30 pm, includes parking pass)
    *NOTE: can't make that performance? That's okay. You and guest have 1 yr to choose and attend another performance!

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    • 50× Better Angels autographed CD
    • 50× Autographed lyric sheets of all 11 tracks
    • 50× Digital, industry insider (album) one-sheet (hard copy optional)
    • 50× Better Angels commemorative, autographed postcard
    • 50× 2019 BETTER ANGELS Sponsor listing on epapillionposey.com
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    BETTER ANGELS- ALL ACCESS Package

    -Receive your Better Angels autographed, 11 track CD
    -Autographed lyrics sheets of all 11 tracks
    -Digital, industry insider one-sheet
    -Commemorative, autographed postcard
    -Sponsor listing on epapillionposey.com
    -2, VIP CD release performance passes with early-bird seating (*Friday, APR 12, 7: 30 pm, includes parking pass)
    *NOTE: can't make that performance? That's okay. You and guest have 1 yr to choose and attend another performance!
    -Hang with us! Get exclusive, backstage access before showtime!
    -Then join us for the VIP, Meet & Greet party after the show where you'll receive your Better Angels swag bag!

    Includes:
    • 25× Better Angels autographed CD
    • 25× Autographed lyric sheets of all 11 tracks
    • 25× Digital, industry insider (album) one-sheet (hard copy optional)
    • 25× Better Angels commemorative, autographed postcard
    • 25× 2019 BETTER ANGELS Sponsor listing on epapillionposey.com
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    • 25× VIP, Meet & Greet After Party
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