Please see update #2 for more details about our next goal - a videoclip!!! Thank you so much for your support!!!
The Oded Tzur Quartet was founded in 2012 and since then has played in various venues around New York City. We are now ready to record our first album and share this music, which we are very excited about, with the rest of the world. Being an independent band, we are asking for your help in funding the process of recording, mixing, mastering and printing this album, which will be called: "Like A Great River".
I first thought about creating this band near the end of my studies with Hariprasad Chaurasia. Together with the rest of the teachers at the Rotterdam World Music Academy, he installed a new vision in my mind of what music can be.
I realized that my mission as an artist would be to take this message back to my musical starting point - the Jazz quartet. And so, shortly after moving to New York, I invited Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis and Ziv Ravitz - truly astounding musicians in their own right - to join me in creating this new band. We play my compositions, and they sound like this:
The Cultural Backdrop of this Project:
As a musician growing up I had always been fascinated by how different the musical traditions around the world are. What is it about the place, the time, the weather, the food, the people, the culture - that shapes these stories of sound in such remarkably different ways? As I learned more about music, I also discovered that as remarkable as these differences are, there is also something unchanging hidden underneath them, which is - perhaps - even more remarkable. I decided to focus my efforts as a saxophonist, composer and band leader, on this undefinable, universal melody.
Earlier this year we have teamed up with master engineer Jim Anderson and the legendary Avatar Studios here in New York. It is a privilege to be working with such a professional dream team, and we are very much looking forward to going into the studio and sending this music out into the world!
For any type of support you wish to give us, we are truly thankful. We hope that you will benefit from the music we want to share as much as we love making it.
Risks and challenges
Recording an album is a multi-faceted task, involving a number of elements that all have to be combined harmoniously. However, the team that has come together to produce this record is made out of extraordinarily qualified individuals, whom I completely trust to handle all the aspects of the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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