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Jazz pianist Pete Lee is set to release his first album of original music, featuring a 5-piece band and string quartet.
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Late Album Release

Posted by Pete Lee (Creator)

Dear Kickstarter backers.

Thanks so much for your patience with the release of my album "The Velvet Rage", which you all so generously backed earlier this year. It's almost ready!! But there have been several large obstacles to overcome along the way. I underestimated the time it would take to produce such a large ensemble, especially with strings. I've used the financial gain from several pop tours directly to invest further in the record you'll all be hearing soon. But it has been difficult to balance touring and finishing the record. It really has been a full time endeavour, which I can assure you is sounding beautiful. There have also been several aspects of releasing an album which have been very new to me in terms of the music industry.

My new release date will be February 2018, contingent on label involvement.

Although I'm quite embarrassed to miss my release date, I need to also keep in mind that the most important thing is that the album is not rushed, and stays true to my original vision. As a comprise, I want to give you all this video of myself and the strings playing "Stavanger" in a beautiful church in Islington. In addition, full video footage of The Manchester Jazz Festival will released early for all Kickstarter backers.

Thanks again for your continued patience and especially for your initial support - it was utterly vital! Hugely excited to share my music with you soon.

Pete Lee

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