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The new full-length album from jazz artist, Brian McCarthy.
The new full-length album from jazz artist, Brian McCarthy.
54 backers pledged $3,536 to help bring this project to life.

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CODEX is my third full-length studio album featuring Justin Kauflin on piano, Evan Gregor on bass, and Jared Schonig on drums. The album is a collection of originals and jazz standards inspired by people and events that have shifted the way I think about music and the world. This project is about dedication, inspiration, and reflection. 

We recorded the album in August of 2016, and have been hard at work getting the album ready. CODEX is set to release this December, but as you know, being an independent artist is expensive! The total cost to record, reproduce and get the word out on CODEX is $8,500. Your support helps to keep me going, and keeps art sustainable. 

THANK YOU for checking out the album, and I hope you'll contribute and help make my quartet album a success!

THE FUN STUFF

What can you get? I'm glad you asked...here is the lowdown on the rewards;

Codex - Digital Download
Codex - Digital Download

 

Signed Physical Copy
Signed Physical Copy
  • CD Collection, 3 really...REALLY good albums. You get CODEX, plus...

 

"The Better Angels of Our Nature" 2017...so what if I released two albums this year...you wanna take it outside?!  Also, DownBeat gave it 4 1/2 stars...I feel like I forgot to mention this earlier....??...why am I still typing...??...
"The Better Angels of Our Nature" 2017...so what if I released two albums this year...you wanna take it outside?! Also, DownBeat gave it 4 1/2 stars...I feel like I forgot to mention this earlier....??...why am I still typing...??...

 

"This Just In" 2013...and red was totally in
"This Just In" 2013...and red was totally in

 

  • Album Art Print is a beautiful 8"x 8" print of the album cover. Nice paper...vibrant colors...signed. 

  • Lesson, because people seem to think I know composition...or jazz...

  • Sheet Music from the actual recording session, signed...and probably water marks from my tears...

  • 2 tickets to the Flynn album release party?!
Pull up a chair, grab a drink and catch the band live at the Flynnspace premiere!
Pull up a chair, grab a drink and catch the band live at the Flynnspace premiere!
  • Have a reward idea of your own? Reach out, and we'll see what we can do...within reason of course...there are rules to Kickstarter...just sayin'

ALBUM CREDITS

Really, everything I do is an excuse to work with everyone below:

Justin Kauflin, piano
   ...I mean, did you hear the sound clip on the video?!
Evan Gregor, bass
   ...worth picking up the album for him alone
Jared Schonig, drums
   ...multi-armed drummer...also a Grammy winner...probably should have led with that
Linda Little, producer
   ....let's be honest, the real hero
Fernando Lodeiro (#feedfernando), recording & mixing
   ...the un-sung hero, make sure he gets fed though, it's only right. Also...he is a Grammy winner too..again, should probably lead with that
Oscar Zambrano, mastering
   ...sage in the mystic and ancient art of Mastering
Summer Drexel, art design
   ...all this lovely art...hers...she takes "me" and...well, makes me waaaay cooler...if that's even possible

THE BUDGET BREAKDOWN

The total cost to record, reproduce and get the word out on CODEX is $8,500. I am looking to raise $3,500 towards the total budget. We have already recorded, so I am hoping to fund the final stages to get to album to YOU. That includes reproduction, distribution, design work, and marketing to spread the word! Here is the total budget so you get the idea;

Studio Time, Recording, Mixing Mastering and Musicians
$5,000

CD Duplication (get those CD's pressed)
$1,500

Marketing (Design, Mailers, Press Release, Website, Distribution and Band-Aids for really deep paper cuts)
$2,000

 

Risks and challenges

I'll just go back to playing xBox all the time, instead of making albums and putting my energy to the betterment of humanity....

Seriously - I know raising funds is tough work, but we can get this project finished and in your hands by December.

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    Digital Download

    Digital copy of "Codex," because you're a modern person on the go...

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    Double Digi Download

    (1) "Codex" Digital Download
    (1) "The Better Angels of Our Nature" Digital Download

    The Double Digi Download...cause it's fun to say...

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    Signed Physical Copy

    Physical copy of "Codex," signed...because you're a modern person on the go that still likes tactile objects of ownership that I've written on

    +Digital Download of the album

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    (2) Signed copies of "Codex," because one isn't enough...and you have friends and/or family...also, you like to save on shipping

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    Codex + Better Angels = Double Trouble

    (1) Signed copy of "Codex"
    (1) Signed copy of "The Better Angels of Our Nature"

    ...because you heard DownBeat gave my last album 4 1/2 stars

    + Digital Download of each album

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    Signed CD Collection

    (1) Signed copy of "Codex"
    (1) Signed copy of "Better Angels..."
    (1) Signed copy of "This Just In"

    ...because you've heard great things about all my albums. Keep them all for yourself or give them away to your friends...your call.

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    LIMITED LEVEL - Album Print

    (1) Signed LIMITED print of "Codex" album cover
    (1) Signed copy of "Codex"

    ...because you have a keen eye for collectors items

    +Digital Download of the album

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    The Lesson

    (1) 1-hour lesson with me, in person if we can, but Skype if we must...
    (1) Signed copy of "Codex"

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    The Jazz Archivist

    (1) Signed sheet music used during the recording session
    (1) Signed LIMITED print of "Codex" album cover
    (1) Signed CD Collection

    ...because you REALLY like collectors items and REALLY love to support local music.

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    The Jazz Philanthropist

    (2) Tickets to the FlynnSpace Premiere in Burlington Vermont on Saturday December 2nd, 2017

    ...because...you know what, I don't even know what to say about your kindness here....just, wow...wow

    +(1) Signed sheet music
    +(1) Signed, LIMNITED numbered Print of Album Art
    +(1) Signed CD Collection

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