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TEN exciting, grooving tracks have already been recorded. We need your help to edit, mix, master, design, print and promote this ASAP!

(Video directed and edited by Paul Hiam)

KICKSTARTER.COM GOAL:

GOAL = Our official Kickstarter goal is $4444 for Production (edit, mixing, mastering, designing and pressing)...we will be able to press all the CDs and get them out to our fans and honor all our Kickstarter gifts...

But we would like to raise MORE so that we can do this the right way with promotion for Press, Radio and Distribution...so if we make our Kickstarter goal let's try to keep going to add another $4444 = $8888 total so that the CD has a wider impact on the jazz scene around the world.

For anybody not aware of how Kickstarter functions, we only get the money if our entire goal is reached. If we miss the goal we get nothing!!! So, please pledge and help us get this CD out to the world!

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HERE's THE STORY OF THE CD:

"LIVE GROOVES...EPIC TALES"                                                                        FREDDIE BRYANT AND KALEIDOSCOPE!                                                        FOR RELEASE IN OCTOBER, 2012

Featuring an amazing cast of NEW YORK'S finest musicians including:

DONNY McCASLIN - Tenor, YOSVANY TERRY - Alto and Shekere, PATRICE BLANCHARD - Bass, WILLARD DYSON - Drums, STEVE WILSON - Flute, Spanish pianist JUAN GALIARDO, and FREDDIE BRYANT playing the 12 string, Telecaster and Nylon string guitars.

FREDDIE'S 1ST CD AS A SOLO LEADER IN OVER 10 YEARS!                      Freddie has been active as a leader of his own band, has toured in 50 countries and recorded as a sideman with Ben Riley, Tom Harrell and many others since his last CD Live at Smoke in 2000. He also released CDs as a co-leader of two unique and special bands, Trio del Sol and Dharma Jazz but this new project documents the exciting directions his music has taken over the last decade.

See Freddie's Bio at the bottom of this page                                                    (on the right way down below the awesome SPONSOR GIFT PACKAGES!!!)  

and a description of the CD below (on the left)

Watch the video (directed by Paul Hiam) and get an early, sneak peek at the project. Hear excerpts from four of the ten tracks that have already been recorded with a new edition of Freddie's Kaleidoscope band!

CHECK OUT the long list of gifts to the right

and read to the bottom...        

it gets better and better!

Gifts include: The new CD, All of Freddie's 5 past CDs!, signed posters of the band, guitar lessons, improvisation/arranging/composition/coaching lessons for musicians on all instruments and vocalists, an invitation to the private CD release party thrown by Freddie, VIP tickets to the CD release gig in NYC, private house concerts and benefits for charities given by Freddie (solo) and/or with the trio, special DVDs, a subscription to Freddie's monthly internet report on Jazz in NYC, and even a Tai Chi lesson taught by Freddie!...AND ACTUALLY RECORDING WITH FREDDIE ON ONE TRACK ON THE CD - on a "PARTY" tune as a part of a chorus (rhythm and good pitch a requirement! Ha!)...see the SPONSOR/PRODUCER gifts #8-10

Read all the categories for the gifts - start from the bottom/right of this page and work your way back up to the $10 pledge:

FAN gifts #1-7: for all those fans that want everything I've recorded now and in the past! As well as signed posters, CDs/digital downloads

MUSICIAN gifts #1-3: for all those musicians that want to learn the music on the CD or study guitar, composition, arranging, AND have the new CD, with sheet music. FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS AND SINGERS!

SPONSOR/PRODUCER gifts #1-10                                                                    (For local as well as International benefactors!)                                                For all those who want to contribute a sizable donation to the cause - with exec-producer credit on the CD, a house concert by Freddie and/or trio, invitation to CD party and gigs in NYC AND a guest appearance ON THE CD! And LOTS more!

and a special TAI CHI PRACTITIONER gift/lesson!!! Taught by Freddie who has been practicing for 26 years.

ALL of Freddie's past CDs are part of the gifts donors can receive (delivered digitally):

1. LIVE at SMOKE, 2. BOOGALOO BRASILEIRO, 3. BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, 4. TRIO del SOL 5. TAKE YOUR DANCE INTO BATTLE! (originally issued exclusively in Japan!)

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LIVE GROOVES...EPIC TALES

The NEW CD by FREDDIE BRYANT and KALEIDOSCOPE

Freddie Bryant’s new edition of his KALEIDOSCOPE QUINTET continues his habit of finding inspiration in rhythms from around the world. His past CDs have often featured Brazilian, Latin and African rhythms.

This new set of music also draws from these traditions but adds a healthy taste of American roots with a soulful Gospel groove, a slow Blues and a funky New Orleans jam on a tune dedicated to Bo Diddley featuring his Telecaster as well as driving Indian/Middle-Eastern tour-de-force played on his 12-string guitar.

The CD clearly defines Freddie’s interpretation of a musical kaleidoscope – each new track is another colorful collage of rhythmic grooves and guitar timbres.

Live Grooves...Epic Tales is also a document of the dynamic live sound of the group and truly captures the energy and infectious spontaneity listeners hear at their New York club performances. Songs develop and grow with the building blocks of inspirational solos, group improvisations, shifting dynamics and contrasting sections and are transformed from short stories into epic tales.

The current group features two of the finest saxophonists in New York City. Donny McCaslin and Yosvany Terry bring the power and history of jazz saxophone to the group as well as their own influences from traditional Cuban music to modern jazz styles. Patrice Blanchard and Willard Dyson form the core of the rhythm section and can groove with intensity in any style. Guest appearances by Steve Wilson, a longtime collaborator of Freddie’s, and Spanish pianist, Juan Galiardo add more shapes to this polychromatic venture.

All of these musicians have impressive resumés and have recorded and performed with countless artists at the top of the music industry. Many are leaders in their own right with acclaimed CDs and here add their unique prospective to Freddie’s compositional concept. The intimate nature of the guitar trio complimented by this all- star line-up gives the audience a look into the drama, power and subtlety of their music.

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    Our sincere thanks as a supporter for our music!...please "like" and "share" this video/Kickstarter site with your friends/contacts...THANKS!

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    FAN gift #2: *A signed copy of the new CD! *AND a "Best Of..." collection of six of Freddie's past tunes delivered to you in a high quality digital download! (please add $5 for international shipping)

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    FAN gift #3: *Same as FAN gift #2 *PLUS YOUR CHOICE of one of Freddie's past CDs delivered to you in a high quality digital download! p.s. I will make sure you have no repeats on the "Best Of..." download!

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    The GRAND FAN gift #5: *A signed copy of the new CD! *PLUS YOUR CHOICE of THREE of Freddie's past CDs delivered to you in a high quality digital download! *PLUS a POSTER signed by all members of the KALEIDOSCOPE band (please add $10 for international shipping)

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    MUSICIAN'S gift #2: Includes FAN gift #3 *Plus sheet music for 5 of the tracks on the new CD - your choice! *PLUS a 30 minute Q&A/lesson about one of the pieces (or anything you want to discuss, learn, study!)...given at my studio in NYC or on SKYPE. THIS LESSON CAN BE FOR A MUSICIAN ON ANY INSTRUMENT OR A VOCALIST DEALING WITH IMPROVISATION OR ARRANGING, COMPOSING (please add $5 for international shipping)

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    TAI CHI * MEDITATION SESSION! Includes FAN gift #2 AND a 1 and a half hour introductory session to tai chi, Chinese healing movements and the interaction with meditation and music. Freddie has been practicing for 26 years, has taught for many of those years. He has often given workshops to his music students around the world as well as ongoing classes in NYC...Location-Freddie's home or within city or within 45 minutes from the city on the commuter rails.

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    The GRAND FAN gift #7: *A signed copy of the new CD! *PLUS ALL FIVE of Freddie's past CDs!!! Delivered digitally - Including Freddie's first and OUT-OF-PRINT Japanese CD "TAKE YOUR DANCE INTO BATTLE!" Recorded in 1991featuring Don Braden, Steve Wilson, Ira Coleman and Billy Drummond - very rare! (please add $10 for international shipping) *PLUS a POSTER signed by all members of the KALEIDOSCOPE band

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    MUSICIAN'S gift #3: Includes FAN gift #4 *Plus sheet music for all of the tracks on the new CD! *PLUS an hour Q&A/lesson about anything you want to discuss, learn, study!...given at my studio in NYC or on SKYPE. THIS LESSON CAN BE FOR A MUSICIAN ON ANY INSTRUMENT OR A VOCALIST DEALING WITH IMPROVISATION OR WRITING, ARRANGING, COMPOSING (please add $5 for international shipping)

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    SPONSOR gift #1 (LOCAL): All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #6 *PLUS an invitation to a private CD release PARTY-FEAST given at the artist's home or venue in the NYC area...With a few TUNES and FOOD by Freddie himself (for references about his cooking ask any former student of his Tai Chi/Jazz Workshops! ;-)

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    SPONSOR gift #2 (INTERNATIONAL - OR Non-NY US): All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #6 *PLUS a special twelve month membership to my new "MONTHLY ONLINE REPORT on jazz in NYC!." I will keep you informed of exciting new artists, trends, clubs and give personal reviews of the best of the multidimensional scene including my friends, colleagues and historic jazz masters. And whenever I can I'll send some MP3s of music that inspired me AND/OR perhaps my new and unreleased original work?!

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    SPONSOR gift #4 (LOCAL): All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #7 *PLUS an invitation to a private CD release PARTY-FEAST given at the artist's home or venue in the NYC area...With a few TUNES and FOOD by Freddie himself (for references about his cooking ask any former student of his Tai Chi/Jazz Workshops! ;-) *AND TWO complimentary tickets for the NYC CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE (to be scheduled FALL, '12)

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    SPONSOR gift #5 (INTERNATIONAL): All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #7 and SPONSOR gift #3 *PLUS a solo DVD of solo guitar personally recorded for you!

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    SPONSOR/PHILANTHROPIST gift #6 (LOCAL): All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #7 *PLUS an invitation to a private CD release PARTY-FEAST given at the artist's home or venue in the NYC area...With a few TUNES and FOOD by Freddie himself (for references about his cooking ask any former student of his Tai Chi/Jazz Workshops! ;-) *AND TWO complimentary tickets for the NYC CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE (to be scheduled FALL, '12) *WITH a special BENEFIT SOLO GUITAR CONCERT (by Freddie) for the sponsor's favorite charity or cause given in a school, community center, church, home or venue located within 5 hours drive from NYC!!! (must provide overnight accommodations and travel costs)

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    SPONSOR gift #7 (LOCAL): All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #7 *PLUS the sponsor will be given the opportunity to participate and record with Freddie on a surprise "PARTY" TUNE to appear on the CD - in the chorus! (rhythm and and an ear for pitch required ;-) !!! *PLUS an invitation to a private CD release PARTY-FEAST given at the artist's home or venue in the NYC area...With a few TUNES and FOOD by Freddie himself (for references about his cooking ask any former student of his Tai Chi/Jazz Workshops! ;-) *AND TWO complimentary tickets for the NYC CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE (to be scheduled FALL, '12) *WITH a special SOLO or TRIO HOUSE CONCERT (by Freddie, Patrice and Willard) given in the Sponsor's home located within 5 hours drive from NYC!!! (must provide overnight accommodations and travel costs for the trio)

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    SPONSOR gift #8 (LOCAL): Sponsor will have name printed as "Co-producer" and thanked on the inside of the CD booklet and All gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #10 *PLUS the sponsor will be given the opportunity to participate and record with Freddie on a surprise "PARTY" TUNE to appear on the CD - in the chorus! (rhythm and and an ear for pitch required ;-) !!! *PLUS an invitation to a private CD release PARTY-FEAST given at the artist's home or venue in the NYC area...With a few TUNES and FOOD by Freddie himself (for references about his cooking ask any former student of his Tai Chi/Jazz Workshops! ;-) *AND TWO complimentary tickets for the NYC CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE (to be scheduled FALL, '12) *WITH a special SOLO or TRIO HOUSE CONCERT (by Freddie, Patrice and Willard) given in the Sponsor's home located within 5 hours drive from NYC!!! (must provide overnight accommodations and travel costs for the trio)

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    SPONSOR gift #9 (LOCAL): Sponsor will have name printed as "Executive Producer" on the outside of the CD, thanked on the inside of the CD AND on all of Freddie's online websites (website homepage, facebook, blog, MySpace, etc!) *PLUS all gifts from The GRAND FAN gift #10 *PLUS the sponsor will be given the opportunity to participate and record with Freddie on a surprise "PARTY" TUNE to appear on the CD - in the chorus! (rhythm and and an ear for pitch required ;-) !!! *AND an invitation to a private CD release PARTY-FEAST given at the artist's home or venue in the NYC area...With a few TUNES and FOOD by Freddie himself (for references about his cooking ask any former student of his Tai Chi/Jazz Workshops! ;-) *AND TWO complimentary tickets for the NYC CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE (to be scheduled FALL, '12) *WITH a special SOLO or TRIO HOUSE CONCERT (by Freddie, Patrice and Willard) given in the Sponsor's home located within 5 hours drive from NYC!!! (must provide overnight accommodations and travel costs for the trio)

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    SPONSOR gift #10 (US or Carribean): Same as Sponsor gift #6 *but WITH a special SOLO or TRIO HOUSE CONCERT (by Freddie, Patrice and Willard) given ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES!!! (or the islands! - must provide the trio air travel and room/board for the trip) *PLUS the sponsor will be given the opportunity to participate and record with Freddie on a surprise "PARTY" TUNE to appear on the CD - in the chorus! (rhythm and and an ear for pitch required ;-) !!!

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