Aidan Carroll's Debut Album

Aidan Carroll bassist and composer, is seeking support for the recording of his first album as a leader.
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Aidan Carroll
Music
Brooklyn, New York
United States
1 Team Member

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.

CONCEPT:
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. 

MY MUSIC 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 ----> ---->

Thank You

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.

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$6,125USD
raised by 85 people in 1 month
102% funded
No time left
$6,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on December 19, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Digital

    Receive a full digital download of the album prior to official release

    19 claimed
  • $15USD
    CD

    Receive a physical copy of the album prior to official release (add $5 for international shipping)

    12 out of 200 claimed
  • $20USD
    Autographed + Unreleased

    Receive a signed copy of the physical CD prior to official release + Unreleased live tracks (add $10 for international shipping)

    22 out of 200 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    Concert Goer

    Receive a signed copy of the physical CD prior to official release + Free Tickets to my CD Release Party in New York City OR Oklahoma City + Unreleased live tracks (add $10 for international shipping)

    10 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Music Lover

    Receive a signed copy of the physical CD prior to official release + Free Tickets to my CD Release Party in NYC or OKC + Sheet Music to all songs on the album + Unreleased live tracks (add $15 for international shipping)

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $200USD
    VIP Access

    Guest List Pass to any concert I play around the world for unlimited amount of time (check website for dates and locations) + Signed CD prior to release and special thanks in the album credits

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD
    Literary Enthusiast

    I will write and record you a composition based on any literary work of your choosing, (provided it's in English) + signed CD prior to release and special thanks in the album credits

    1 out of 4 claimed
  • $500USD
    Private Performance

    Receive a private duo performance with myself and any other member of the band (in the NY area) + Free CD Release Show Tickets + Signed CDs prior to release and special thanks in the album credits

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $750USD
    Educators Special

    Receive a bundle package which includes a Master Class, Performance, and Private Lessons from myself at any location, school, or university + Signed CDs + Sheet Music (details and travel arrangements TBD)

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Full Band Private Performance

    Receive a private performance from my full band (in the NY area) + Free CD Release Show Tickets + Signed CDs prior to release and special thanks in the album credits

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    Educators Special + 1

    Receive a bundle package which includes a Master Class, Performance, and Private Lessons from myself and any member of my band/special guest artist from New York at any location, school, or university + Signed CDs + Sheet Music (details and travel arrangements TBD)

    0 out of 5 claimed
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