Recording My First Album!
After spending the better half of 2013 touring Europe with Melody Gardot, I am going into the studio to record my first album as a bassist and bandleader, but I need your help to see this project through.
Who am I you ask?
Aidan Carroll: Passionate musician since the age of 10 - bassist, composer, originally from Oklahoma, now based in New York. I moved to New York in 2006 to study with John Patitucci, and have been working steadily on the music scene ever since. I have grown and developed so much as a person and artist here in NYC. Having met many musicians along the way, and arriving at a variety of opportunities in which to expand my musicianship, I’ve had the honor to work such artists as Donald Fagen, Melody Gardot, Warren Haynes, Fred Hersch, John Abercrombie, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Aaron Goldberg, Greg Hutchinson, Logan Richardson, Dan Tepfer and many more.
THE TIME IS NOW! After years as a sideman in other people's bands, as well as leading my own group in NYC, Brooklyn, and Oklahoma City, I am more ready than ever to record my music. My timeline, if all goes as planned, is to record this project and release it by Fall 2014.
MY GOAL as an artist recording my first album is to express myself as honestly as possible and release a musical statement that truly represents who I am. I want to share this result with friends, family, and peers, and reach people throughout the world.
I am bringing my two working bands into the studio in late December to record compositions I have written over the past 4 years. This double band concept has been a part of the vision from the beginning ever since I met this unique group of musicians.
draws from the tradition of spirited Jazz improvisation, yet unites with influences from Soul music, Classical Impressionism, and Rock.
MY BAND includes these incredible world-class musicians:
John Ellis (Bilal, Ellis Marsalis, Charlie Hunter)
Sullivan Fortner (Roy Hargrove, Gary Bartz)
Joe Dyson (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Donald Harrison)
David Bryant (Steve Coleman, Marcus Strickland)
Justin Brown (Ambrose Akinmusire, Thundercat)
Logan Richardson (Jason Moran, Joe Chambers)
Christopher Turner (Esperanza Spalding, ERIMAJ)
Costs & Incentives
Why do I need your help?
Well, quite frankly putting together a high quality album is expensive! Though I have saved as much as I can and will be putting my own funds, love, sweat, tears, and hard work into this album, I will need some assistance to complete this project in full.
RATHER than record this music and have to stop halfway through to ask for help (as most do), I am preparing for what lies ahead financially by asking now at the beginning of the process. I want you to know what goes into making an album and why I am seeking support up front >>>
Studio Time - $1500
Musicians' Time - $3000
Mixing - $1000
Mastering - $1000
Album Design - $500
Distribution - $1000
Publicity - $1000 and up
What's in it for you?
If you contribute to my Indiegogo Campaign, you have the option to receive some exclusive and unique perks SUCH AS:
$20 - CD Autographed + Unreleased live songs of my band
$50 - CD + Free Tix to my NYC Release Show or OKC Release Show
$100 - CD + Tix + Sheet Music to all songs on the album
$200 - CD + Sheet Music + Guest List Pass for anywhere I play in the world
$500 - CD + Tix + Composition written & based on any literary work of choice
$500 - Private Duo Performance in NYC with myself and any member of the band
... More featured in the "Perks" section ----> ---->
First of all thank you for reading about this project, and I am grateful for your consideration. This project means the world to me. Any and all support received for the recording of my album is another step closer to getting this music out into the world, and helps me to being able to create a musical work which lasts a lifetime. If you personally are not able to contribute to my campaign, another way you can help is by simply sharing this link and video.