Hey, Stanton Moore here,
You may know me as the drummer from Galactic,or possibly you know me from my Books and DVDs like,Groove Alchemy,Take it to the Street,or,Fresh Approach to Drumset (With Mark Wessels).You may also know me from my various other musical projects likeThe Stanton Moore Trio, Garage A Trois or Dragon Smoke. But what you may not know about me is that Jazz is a huge influence on my music and it’s a big part of my life. It’s been a goal of mine for a long time to put out a great Jazz record and I’m asking you to help me make this happen.
For my new jazz piano trio record "CONVERSATIONS" I’ve assembled some great New Orleans musical luminaries in bassist James Singleton and Pianist David Torkanowsky. James has played with James Booker, Professor Longhair, Johnny Vidacovich, Astral Project, James Black, Aarron Neville, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Eddie Harris, Clark Terry, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Gatemouth Brown, John Scofield, Wild Magnolias, Dave Liebman, Natalie Cole, Ellis, Branford, Wynton, and Jason Marsalis, ,Anders Osborne, Harry Connick jr, John Cleary and John Mooney. David has worked with The Meters, Maceo Parker, Dianne Reeves, Nat Adderley, Dr. John, Boz Scaggs, Johnny Adams, Eddie Harris, Sonny Fortune, Sweets Edison, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Regina Belle, Joe Henderson, James Moody, Greg Osby, Maria Muldaur, Al Hirt and Chuck Berry. Both have been long time collaborators with my mentor Johnny Vidacovich and Astral Project.
We’ve been playing out in New Orleans together for some time now and it’s come time to take some of the material we’ve been working on live and capture it on a record.
SO HERE’S WHY I NEED YOUR HELP.
Usually a record label gives an artist an “advance” to pay for all the costs involved in recording a record. The advance pays for all the costs of the record and includes things like, studio time, paying musicians for their performances, engineers, producers, mixing, mastering, album artwork, and even pays for the cost of producing the CD.
But here’s the trick. Until the artist pays the record label back all the money the record label lent them in the form of an “advance,” the artist doesn’t make a dime from the record’s sales. It’s a little like borrowing money for a house and then you can’t live in the house until you pay back the loan.
With this campaign, I am asking all of you to be directly involved in the production of "CONVERSATIONS" from the very start so that I can complete my jazz trio record without having it funded by a record label.
WHAT DO YOU GET IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR DONATION?
First of all, if you donate BEFORE Christmas, you'll get a digital download of The Stanton Moore Piano Trio's version of "What Child Is This? (Greensleaves)" delivered to you within 48 hours of your donation so you can enjoy it this holiday season.
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Thanks for checking out my campaign and I appreciate your support!
All the best,