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Help me get "Madera Latino", exploring the music of Woody Shaw in Latin Jazz & featuring today's top jazz trumpeters, out to the world!
Help me get "Madera Latino", exploring the music of Woody Shaw in Latin Jazz & featuring today's top jazz trumpeters, out to the world!
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Four years in the making, Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch’s “Madera Latino” (Latin Wood) project, exploring the music of jazz innovator and master trumpeter Woody Shaw in a Latin Jazz format, is finally ready for release. Help Brian get this exciting project, featuring today's top jazz trumpeters, out to the public!

The music of the late, great Woody Shaw (1944-1989) - an innovative and highly individual musical lexicon, expressed through both his chosen instrument of trumpet and his equally distinguished compositions - set a standard of excellence and modernity that has not been surpassed in the 50 years since he first came onto the jazz scene. For trumpet players, he still stands as the alpha and omega of the progressive sensibility in African-American classic music. Shaw’s expansive vision as a composer and artist encompassed the breadth of Afro-diasporic musical expression, as evidenced by the frequent use of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian rhythms in his work, alongside his explorations of modernist harmony and melody and his constant engagement with the core values of the jazz sensibility; that is to say, telling a story and swinging!

Madera Latino is an exploration of this giant’s music as viewed through the lens of authentic Afro-Caribbean rhythm and framed by the loving treatment of his compositions in virtuosic Latin Jazz style by Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. It is also a heartfelt tribute to the genius of Woody by a all star lineup of today’s top trumpeters: Lynch, Sean Jones, Dave Douglas, Diego Urcola, Michael Rodriguez, Etienne Charles, Josh Evans, and Philip Dizack. In trumpet combinations from duo to quartet, these eminent horns explore Shaw classics including In A Capricornian Way, Tomorrow’s Destiny, Zoltan, Song Of Songs, Sweet Love Of Mine, and more, along with two original pieces - one a extended suite - written by Lynch in salute to the profound influence Woody has had on him as a player and composer.

The band for Madera Latino fulfills the promise of Lynch’s audacious concept with élan, precision, and joyous creativity. Percussionists Pedrito Martinez and Little Johnny Rivero, along with bassist Luques Curtis, were integral to the success of Lynch’s 2006 CD Simpático, a Grammy@ Award winner in the Latin Jazz category. Add drummer Obed Calvaire, percussionist Anthony Carrillo, and pianist Zaccai Curtis, and a mighty rhythm section emerges to spur and challenge the trumpeters to their utmost efforts in praise of Shaw.

Your support will fund the production of an exclusive deluxe edition of Madera Latino, limited to 1000 copies of the 2 CD set.* This deluxe edition will feature a illustrated booklet including essays about Woody by the eminent trumpet participants and premium quality packaging, both not found in the regular edition. Your support will also fund the promotional expenses so important to ensure the attention this music deserves, and defray the royalty payments on Woody’s compositions for these new recordings. 

"The combination of Woody’s music and the Afro-Caribbean clave concept was always a natural to me”, states Lynch. “I'm very happy, after many years of thinking about this idea, to finally be able to actualize this tribute to my musical hero, Woody Shaw, in the distinguished company of these amazing trumpeters and my musical family.”

"I am very proud of what Brian has done with this project, and particularly of the depth of sincerity and the meticulousness with which he has treated the re-interpretation of Woody Shaw's original works within the Afro-Latino idiom. My respect and gratitude go out to the musicians on this recording for keeping the spirit of this music - and of one of its last great innovators - alive and strong in the 21st century.” Woody Louis Armstrong Shaw, III

* Regular edition of Madera Latino to be released Sep. 26, 2016

Risks and challenges

This will be my (and Hollistic MusicWorks's) third Kickstarter project. I've learned a lot in the process of having the previous two projects successfully funded, not least that the challenges of fully completing a project can skew carefully considered schedules. Indeed, I am still tying up the remaining loose ends from my past projects (past contributors reading this take note and PLEASE answer your surveys to I can complete your reward fulfillment!)

This project will be pretty straight ahead in terms of its basic fulfillment. The CD is ready to go to the manufacturer, so I'm confident about getting the CD out on schedule or even before. The downloads are ready to go immediately on successful funding of the project. The only challenge I see on this project is in the timeline of getting the new HMW site up and running for those contributors who have subscriptions as part of their rewards, but I think I will be close to hitting the mark of a February 2017 launch for that feature.

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    Experience the Madera Latino project with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete recordings, including digital liner notes and credits. Your name will also be listed on the Madera Latino website as a contributor to the project!

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    CD Contributor

    You will receive your own signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition (only 1000 copies pressed) Madera Latino 2 CD set. Release date for this edition of the CD will be in November 2016. You'll also be able to immediately enjoy the music with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete project recordings, including liner notes and credits. Your name will be listed on the Madera Latino website as a contributor to the project.

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    • Signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set
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    Super Fan Contributor

    In recognition of your generous support, your name will be printed on the Deluxe Limited Edition (only 1000 copies pressed) Madera Latino 2 CD set packaging as a Super Fan Contributor! Your signed copy of the CD will also sport a personal dedication from Brian Lynch. Release date for this edition of the CD will be in November 2016. You’ll also be able to immediately enjoy the music with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete project recordings, including liner notes and credits. And your name will be listed as a Project Contributor on the HMW Madera Latino web page.

    Includes:
    • Your name on the Deluxe Limited Ed. Madera Latino CD as Super Fan
    • Signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set
    • Personal dedication on signed copy of the 2 CD set.
    • Complete Madera Latino recordings in choice of digital format.
    • Your name as a Project Contributor on the Madera Latino website.
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    Musician Contributor

    This support level is for music practitioners and music lovers alike! Your name will be printed on the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino CD as a Musician Contributor in recognition for your most generous support for the project. You’ll obtain exclusive access to a private, interactive webinar by Brian Lynch on trumpet playing, jazz improvisation or Latin jazz (pick one). You’ll receive a complete set of 11 scores to the Madera Latino arrangements and compositions.
    Your signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set will be adorned with a personal dedication from Brian Lynch. You’ll also be able to immediately enjoy the Madera Latino music with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete project recordings, including liner notes and credits. And your name will be listed as a Project contributor on the HMW Madera Latino web page.

    Includes:
    • Your name on the Deluxe Limited Ed. CD as Musician Contributor.
    • Exclusive access to a private interactive webinar by Brian Lynch.
    • Complete set of scores to the Madera Latino arrangements.
    • Signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set
    • Personal dedication on signed copy of the 2 CD set.
    • Complete Madera Latino recordings in choice of digital format.
    • Your name as a Project Contributor on the Madera Latino website.
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    Super Musician Contributor

    The benefits of your support at this level features an one on one Skype lesson with Brian Lynch on the topic or topics of your choice! (examples: trumpet techniques, improvisation, Latin music/Latin jazz) In addition, you will enjoy exclusive access to three private, interactive webinars with Brian Lynch on the topics of trumpet playing, improvisation and Latin jazz. Your name will be printed on the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino CD as a Super Musician Contributor in recognition for your extremely generous support for the project. You’ll receive not only the complete set of scores, but also the complete parts to the 11 Madera Latino arrangements and compositions! Your own signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set will be adorned with a personal dedication from Brian Lynch, and you’ll also be able to immediately enjoy the Madera Latino music with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete project recordings, including liner notes and credits. And your name will be listed as a Project Contributor on the HMW Madera Latino web page.

    Includes:
    • A one on one Skype or in person lesson with Brian Lynch.
    • Complete set of scores and parts for Madera Latino arrangements.
    • Exclusive access to 3 private interactive webinars w Brian Lynch.
    • Your name on the Deluxe Limited CD as Super Musician Contributor.
    • Signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set
    • Personal dedication on signed copy of the 2 CD set.
    • Complete Madera Latino recordings in choice of digital format.
    • Your name as a Project Contributor on the Madera Latino website.
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    Patron Contributor

    At the Patron level, your generosity of support will be rewarded by a cornucopia of benefits: You will receive a one year premium level subscription to Hollistic MusicWorks’s new service, featuring exclusive access to content such as rare, archival, and live recordings, educational videos and webinars, and live streaming of performances, along with special access to the HMW music and educational catalogues (service launching Winter 2016-17).Your name will be printed on the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino CD as a Patron Contributor in recognition for your extremely generous support for the project. A complete signed set of the Hollistic MusicWorks catalog of CDs (6 CDs besides the Madera Latino release) will be yours. You’ll be entitled to a one on one Skype lesson with Brian Lynch on the topic or topics of your choice (examples: trumpet techniques, improvisation, Latin music/Latin jazz). This benefit is transferable to the designee of your choice. And exclusive access to three private, interactive webinars with Brian Lynch on trumpet playing, improvisation and Latin jazz. You’ll receive not only the complete set of scores, but also the complete parts to the 11 Madera Latino arrangements and compositions. Your own signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set will be adorned with a personal dedication from Brian Lynch, and you’ll also be able to immediately enjoy the Madera Latino music with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete project recordings, including liner notes and credits.
    You'll receive 10 additional copies of the Madera Latino 2 CD set for friends and family! And your name as a Project Contributor on the HMW Madera Latino web page.

    Includes:
    • A one year subscription to Hollistic MusicWorks’s new service.
    • A complete signed set of the Hollistic MusicWorks catalog of CDs.
    • Your name on the Deluxe Limited Edition CD as Patron Contributor.
    • A one on one Skype or in person lesson with Brian Lynch.
    • Exclusive access to 3 private interactive webinars w Brian Lynch.
    • Complete set of scores and parts for Madera Latino arrangements.
    • Signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set
    • Personal dedication on signed copy of the 2 CD set.
    • 10 signed copies of the Madera Latino CD set for friends/family.
    • Complete Madera Latino recordings in choice of digital format.
    • Your name as a Project Contributor on the Madera Latino website.
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    Executive Producer

    In recognition of your contribution and its crucial role in the success of the Madera Latino project, your name will be listed on the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set credits as Executive Producer, along with your own personal dedication to the person of your choice! Your support also carries copious benefits: You will receive a perpetual premium subscription to Hollistic MusicWorks’s new service, featuring access to exclusive content such as rare, archival, and live recordings, educational videos and webinars, and live streaming of performances, along with special access to the HMW music and educational catalogues (service launching Winter 2016-17). You’ll also be sent a complete signed set of the Hollistic MusicWorks catalog of CDs (6 CDs besides the Madera Latino release) You’ll enjoy a one on one Skype lesson with Brian Lynch on the topic of topics of your choice! (examples: trumpet playing, improvisation, Latin music/Latin jazz). This benefit is transferable to the designee of your choice. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to three private, interactive webinars with Brian Lynch on trumpet playing, improvisation and Latin jazz. You’ll receive not only the complete set of scores, but also the complete parts to the 11 Madera Latino arrangements and compositions. Your own signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set will be adorned with a personal dedication from Brian Lynch, and you’ll also be able to immediately enjoy the Madera Latino music with a download in your choice of high quality formats of the complete project recordings, including liner notes and credits. You'll also receive 30 additional signed copies of the Madera Latino 2 CD set for friends and family! And your name as a Project Contributor on the HMW Madera Latino web page.

    Includes:
    • Your name on the Deluxe Limited Edition CD as Executive Producer.
    • Your dedication on Deluxe Limited Ed.CD to person of your choice.
    • Lifetime subscription to Hollistic MusicWorks.
    • A complete signed set of the Hollistic MusicWorks catalog of CDs.
    • A one on one Skype or in person lesson with Brian Lynch.
    • Complete set of scores and parts for Madera Latino arrangements.
    • Exclusive access to 3 private interactive webinars w Brian Lynch.
    • Signed copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition Madera Latino 2 CD set
    • Personal dedication on signed copy of the 2 CD set.
    • 30 signed copies of the Madera Latino CD set for friends/family.
    • Complete Madera Latino recordings in choice of digital format.
    • Your name as a Project Contributor on the Madera Latino website.
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