Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 14, 2011.


Jazz Guitarist Mike Moreno's is planning to release his new album of all original music in the Fall of 2011.

Hello everyone, thanks so much for coming to this page. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your consideration on this project.  Some of you have been asking about the new self produced record that has been on hold for way too long at this point.  Well, after tracking the CD back in August of 09 things were put on hold due to funding. Yes, it has been that long!! And things are still not moving along any quicker at this point. So, since this is an independent project, and many people have been asking about pre-orders ect, Kickstarter seems to be a great option. So here fans and friends can pre-order and pledge what they can with rewards involved. 

After doing my first record ("Between the Lines") on my own, and then another for a record company, I realized that there is nothing better than owning your own CD and having total control over every aspect of the project that will ultimately be released under your name.  So I wanted to try and do the same for this record and keep it in my hands since it is all my own music, and I have already done half the work and funding. This is a project that I have been really excited about.  A band that includes some of my favorite musicians, all of whom are leading voices in jazz today.  Aaron Parks on piano. Warren Wolf on vibraphone. Matt Brewer on Bass, Ted Poor on Drums and we also tracked some with Jochen Rueckert as well.  I'm sure you guys know these names, and if you don't, check em out!  We recorded 9 of my original compositions.  There are two Quartet formats, one with piano and one with vibraphone.  And we also tracked some of the pieces in Quintet format with both chordal instruments, and there are two duo pieces with me and Aaron as well.  

We recorded this at Avatar Studios here in New York.  Which is my absolute favorite place to record, and such a historic space with an amazing sound that is just unmatched.  But also not cheap!!  Same engineer as Between the Lines, Anthony Ruotolo.  So far the rough mixes already sound great, so I cant wait to mix and add more things to this recording.  I plan to mix at Avatar and Master there as well.  If I go over the amount I'm aiming for, we will hopefully be able to update a couple of the songs and do another tracking session.  Then get the design done and go straight to printing.  Since I have already done half of the spending for this record, the amount I need to finish this project is $8,000.  Of course if I do better than this on here, it would help out immensely with publicity and the always inevitable and sure to come but still unknown costs that come up while putting a record together. =) 

Everyone who can pledge $25 or more will receive a hard copy of this record.  So don't think you are just donating money here. You will get something for your money. This is the first time I try something like this, but I figure, I have nothing to loose!  I hope you can take part in it.  All my best !  

Mike Moreno


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    You will receive a mp3 sampling from the record and also the first track.

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    Receive a mailed copy of the album signed with a thank you by me and a post card of the album cover. Please provide $2 extra for international shipping.

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    Receive 2 CD's (Can be "Between The Lines" as your second CD as well) both signed and a cover design print of the new record and PDF's of the new music.

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    Instrumentalists can receive a CD and 40 minute lesson on skype or in person. --- (Without A Lesson Option) : Receive a CD and post card print, and your name listed in the thank you's section of the CD booklet.

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    Instrumentalists : Receive a CD, Post card print of the album cover, an hour lesson on skype or in person, and the PDF's to all of my music from any record of mine. --- (Without a Lesson Option) : Receive 2 signed copies of the CD, your name listed in the thank you's of the booklet, 2 post card prints. and exclusive pics from the sessions.

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    Instrumentalists : Receive the CD, two one hour lessons, the pdf's to all my recorded music. Guest List plus 1 for the CD release show or any show of mine that you choose. With a drink on me at the show. And a thank you on the CD. --- (Without a Lesson Option) : Receive 2 of the new CD's, plus any other CD of mine, 2 post card prints of the new CD design. Two guest spots for the CD release show and any other show of mine you choose. Thank you on the CD.

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    $500 Receive 2 copies of the CD and any other CD under my name, an invite to attend the next session or the mixing of the new album (travel not included) and any of the other options listed above in other rewards. Guest list plus 1 for the CD release show and one other show of mine. --- (Instrumentalists) : 3 one hour lessons can be requested as well with the above.

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    $1000 You can receive a big thank you in the CD jacket, be a guest in the studio the day of the next tracking, mixing or both, my guest to the CD release show and any other shows for the rest of the year (travel not included) and also take any of the above options as well as receive 5 cd's of your choice from my records. --- (Instrumentalists) : 5 lessons can be requested with the above.

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    You will be listed as an executive producer on the CD. Can request up to 8 CD's (including passed recordings of mine). My guest to any shows for the rest of the year (travel not included). And receive video footage and pics from the recording/mixing/promotions and take any option above. --- (Instrumentalists) : 8 one hour lessons for you or for someone else can be requested as well.

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