artwork by Stephanie Benhaim
"Mirrors" is Chicago based pianist Paul Bedal's second album as a leader and presents a selection of compositions written from 2015 to 2016. On this recording Paul features Jean Caze (trumpet), Caroline Davis (alto saxophone), Dion Kerr (double bass) and Matt Carroll (drums). The band formed as a combination of his closest collaborators, playing a run of shows in Miami and New York in January of 2016. This effort culminated with a recording at Michael Brorby's "Acoustic Recording" in Brooklyn, NY.
Compositions by Paul Bedal (BMI)
Recorded by Michael Brorby January 12th, 2016
Mixed by Dan Pierson
Mastered by Paul Bedal
Artwork by Stephanie Benhaim
Case-fitter is the first full-length release from guitarist Jeff Swanson. This project was recorded over four weeks in April 2017 during a residency at The Whistler in Chicago.
Each week the group added members to its core trio, finishing this final recorded performance as an octet.
Swanson brings a fresh lyrical approach to combining sounds of jazz, improvisation, electronic and post-rock.
Featuring a cast of rare talent, Case-fitter explores these seven compositions to paint boundless landscapes with craft and care.
All songs by Jeff Swanson, gongsongs BMI
Recorded by David Zuchowski
Mixing & Mastering by Anthony Gravino
Cover design by Jeff Swanson
Jeff Swanson - Guitar, electronic samples
Lane Beckstrom- Electric Bass
Greg Artry - Drums
Quentin Coaxum- Trumpet
Paul Bedal – Fender Rhodes
Greg Ward – Alto Saxophone
Dustin Laurenzi – Tenor Saxophone, OP-1
Artie Black - Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone