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"Before Dawn"( CD) is my collaboration with Jun Miyake. Five intuitive compositions go where I have never been. I printed each cover.
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This fall, I did a 5 day tour with my friend Jun Miyake, of New York City.  We performed in a  Poetry Park,  concert hall,cafe, and a barn in Wisconsin!  The culmination of this was  recording session on October 2nd. I finished mastering/ copying this disc, as well as doing the artwork , on the 16th of October, so Jun could take some along for promotion, while he is on a tour of Japan.

 While  this music is open-ended and exploratory, it doesn't sound like most "free jazz".Two of the five compositions are duets with flute and piano: the three other tracks feature Nathan Hanson on soprano and tenor saxophone, Eric Coursen on drums, Jun Miyake on Noh flute  & tenor saxophone, and Sean Egan on clarinet. Jun plays flute on all tracks.  I had charts, but threw them out the window, as they weren't needed.

So, I am raising 800$ to cover recording costs, and transportation from NYC. I do intimate collections of music, short runs, and in the last three releases, I  make all the cover art. ..printing, by hand! Therefore , there are variations in the color, texture in each release... yet, there is a common thread.    You might want to display the cover on the wall.

I thank you profoundly for your support.

Risks and challenges

Risks. Since I I have already recorded and produced these CD's and art prints, there is no risk. I am a punctual person,and stand by my word to send the CD's and art. The risk I have is not making the goal. in which case, I proceed as usual, and make art.

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    Download card!

    Download card for "9th stream music", released June 2016. Happy trio and quartet jazz.

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    coffee club

    This is the Newest CD on my label " troutsongs". Lyrical, spontaneous inventions, with piano, flute/tenor sax, drums, soprano sax & clarinet

    Includes:
    • CD " Before Dawn" with original hand printed artwork!
    • 2 small original prints !
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    Wake up Club

    Includes:
    • CD " Before Dawn" with original hand printed artwork!
    • Metaphorsisis: solo piano CD. reflective, autumnal. October 2016.
    • as many Large Art prints as you like !
    • 2 small original prints !
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    The Breakfast Club

    even more original

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    • CD " Before Dawn" with original hand printed artwork!
    • Metaphorsisis: solo piano CD. reflective, autumnal. October 2016.
    • Winter Survival CD. trio piano drum bass. post election vows.
    • as many Large Art prints as you like !
    • 12 pack art cards!
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    will you still need me?

    be sure to have all current troutsong recordings !

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    • CD " Before Dawn" with original hand printed artwork!
    • Metaphorsisis: solo piano CD. reflective, autumnal. October 2016.
    • Winter Survival CD. trio piano drum bass. post election vows.
    • 9th stream music: lyrical trios quartets ! happy jazz !
    • 12 pack art cards!
    • as many Large Art prints as you like !
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    Concert in your home !

    Todd will perform a solo piano concert in your home ! Use your piano, or he will bring his. within 200 mile radius of st. Paul MN, please.

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    • CD " Before Dawn" with original hand printed artwork!
    • Solo House Concert ! Todd will play in your house.
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    Patron

    Todd has been releasing 2-3 new works a year... and has back log.

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    Super Patron, protector of the universe.

    LIFELONG SUBSCRIPTION to Todd's creative works. ends when Todd dies. He plans on creating until the last moment!

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    • as many Large Art prints as you like !
    • Solo House Concert ! Todd will play in your house.
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