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This project is a combination of flamenco and jazz. It's a result of my time spent living in Spain and being introduced to flamenco.
This project is a combination of flamenco and jazz. It's a result of my time spent living in Spain and being introduced to flamenco.
16 backers pledged $3,500 to help bring this project to life.

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THE BAND:

Greg Duncan (trumpet, flugelhorn, composer/arranger) Stuart Mindeman  (piano, keyboards) Corbin Andrick (alto/tenor sax) Patrick Mulcahy (double bass/electric bass) Jon Deitemyer (drums, percussion) Javier Saume (cajón) Patricia Ortega (vocals)


THE PITCH:

The band just recorded a flamenco jazz project (New Origins / Chicago, Barcelona Connections) that is a result of my time spent living and performing in Spain the past several years. It's mixed, mastered, and almost ready for duplication. All we need now is the last push to get it duplicated and publicized. We recorded our first CD in 2007 and never could really get it off the ground. This time we would like to have a more direct marketing approach and really focus on press and online promotion. Basically, the project is half-complete and we're humbly asking for assistance to finish it and make it something special. Initially, the project was funded by a $2,500 grant from the Illinois Arts Council, but that only covered recording and editing costs in addition to the graphic design. With any luck, we can finish this project without breaking the bank.

Of the 9 songs recorded, 4 are original compositions. The songs include a bulerías, solea por bulerías, tangos, tanguillos, rumba, and a sevillana (all types of flamenco songs) as well as a flamenco pop song and a swing ballad. Overall, it's a jazz recording but it relies heavily on flamenco rhythms and traditions. I feel the recording is a great representation of the flamenco jazz genre because it features:

an arrangement by Chano Domínguez of a Paco de Lucía song (adapted for the band)                       

a Rumba by Perico Sambeat                                                                      

an arrangement of Romance Anonimo (classic flamenco guitar song)              

a flamenco arrangement of Poinciana     

an arrangement of a song by Ojos de Brujo (flamenco pop group)...                                                   

and 3 original compositions that blend the two styles (jazz and flamenco) with 1 original song more in the jazz tradition.


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WHERE THE MONEY'S GOING:

$1000 - duplication
$2500 - press and online promotion.


Thanks in advance for your support!

Greg Duncan

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    You will receive MP3 downloads to any 3 songs of your choosing.

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    In addition to receiving an autographed copy of the CD, you will receive a copy of the band's first recording (Unveiled, 2007).

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    Two autographed copies of the CD and a copy of the band's first recording (Unveiled). But wait, there's more!

    Extra takes of songs not on the recording and an autographed copy of the sheet music to one of my songs (your choice).

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    You will receive a personal description of the songs and the project, plus two autographed copies of the CD, plus one copy of the band's first CD (Unveiled, 2007). But wait, there's more! You'll get MP3 downloads of other original compositions from my MySpace page or from previous recordings.

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    You will receive any of the above, plus a personal interview and free access to all future shows. In addition, you'll get a copy of "Tantas Cosas" (flamenco recording I play on with a different group from Chicago).

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    Congratulations, you get to have dinner with me ( I have good manners, don't worry ). Or spend the evening with me at the Green Mill or Jazz Showcase.

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    You get any of all of the above, plus memorabilia like photos of Spain, autographed copies from all band members, and a special thank you on my web page / facebook page. Plus, a copy of "Tantas Cosas" (flamenco recording which I'm on from another group based here in Chicago). Plus, recordings and videos from future performances!

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