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Kromaticlysm 1

by David Paul Mesler

Cracking earth, shuddering cities, spewing mountains, sky of drones. Torrential rain, walls of water, exploding computers, talking heads. A beautiful and strange avant-garde experiment in free improvisation and digital manipulation. Volume 1 of 20.
Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation
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1. If Any Man Hear My Voice
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2. I Stand at the Door
2:51 $0.99
3. I Will Come in to Him
1:37 $0.99
4. A New Earth
1:21 $0.99
5. From Whose Face the Earth and the Heaven Fled Away
2:23 $0.99
6. The Lake Which Burneth with Fire and Brimstone
1:25 $0.99
7. There Was No More Sea
1:24 $0.99
8. That Old Serpent
1:04 $0.99
9. The Key of the Bottomless Pit
1:58 $0.99
10. Behold a White Horse
1:59 $0.99
11. Come up Hither
2:08 $0.99
12. His Eyes Were as a Flame of Fire
0:56 $0.99
13. I Saw Another Angel Fly in the Midst of Heaven
0:55 $0.99
14. Seven Stars in His Right Hand
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15. Who Walketh in the Midst of the Seven Golden Candlesticks
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16. Shall Be Loosed Out
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Album Notes
* * * * * TOM DZIEKONSKI * * * * *
* * * * * VIOLIN * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Credits include: Benaroya Hall, Metropolitan String Quartet, Philip Glass, Frederica von Stade, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Teatro ZinZanni, Tacoma Opera, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, St. James Cathedral Orchestra, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Boise State University, University Of Washington, Portland State University, Northwest Cable News, Seattle Men's Chorus, Northwest Girlchoir, Mostly Nordic Music Festival, Tacoma's Second City, Washington State Governor's Chamber Music Series, Muzak, and hundreds of soundtracks for film, radio and television.

* * * * * TONY GRASSO * * * * * *
* * * * * TRUMPET * * * * * * * * * *

Credits include: Ryan Burns Trio, Young Composers' Collective, Seattle Creative Orchestra, Karin Kajita Quintet, Jeff Busch Quintet, Manghis Khan Quartet, Eve Stern Project, Geoff Cooke Quintet, Steve Luceno Band, 102nd Army National Guard Band in Hartford, Connecticut, Navy Band San Francisco, Great Lakes Naval Band in Chicago, Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Jazz Festival, Seattle Central College, Olympic College, Cornish College of the Arts, Tony Grasso Saxophone? Quartet, KCMU, KBCS, and KPLU.

* * * * * CHRIS SYMER * * * * * * *
* * * * * BASS * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Credits include: Bill Anschell, Johnaye Kendrick, James Knapp, Nelda Swiggett, Headless Household, Bennie Maupin, Charlie Byrd, Robben Ford, Roger Kellaway, Tierney Sutton, Ramsey Lewis, multiple tours of South America, and busy jazz club scenes in Los Angeles and Seattle.

* * * * * BRIAN KIRK * * * * * * * *
* * * * * DRUMS * * * * * * * * * * *

Credits include: The Nu Trio, Joe Henderson, Bishop Norman Williams, Jessica Williams, Gladys Knight, Pointer Sisters, Marlene Shaw, Lou Donaldson, Jack McDuff, Little Jimmy Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Miami Symphony, Landsberg and Yount, and Professor of Jazz, Percussion, and Music Theory at Seattle Central College. Broadway shows include: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Five Guys Named Moe, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Jelly’s Last Jam, and Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Films include: Philadelphia, The Money Train, A Rage in Harlem, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

* * * * * DAVID PAUL MESLER * * * * * * *
* * * * * PIANIST / BANDLEADER * * * * *


Diane Schuur, Dr. John, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Belafonte, Jackie Evancho, Diahann Carroll, Burt Bacharach, Lionel Richie, Debbie Gibson, Dinah Shore, Andy Williams, Skitch Henderson, Philip Glass, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Hornsby, The Jackson 5, Sister Sledge, Barry Manilow, New York City Opera, X, Psychic TV, Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Jane's Addiction, Julian Cope, Bob Hope, Victoria Jackson, Harvey Feinstein, Art Linklater, Senor Wences, Bob Eubanks, Garrison Keillor, Penn & Teller, The Capitol Steps, magicians from around the world, the Broadway casts of Phantom Of The Opera and Wicked


Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Harrison Ford, Julie Harris, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Gene Kelly, Dudley Moore, The Brat Pack, governors from across the country (staff and casts of) Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Living Single, Dynasty, WKRP In Cincinnati, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Different Strokes, Love American Style, Laugh-In, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, Bewitched


The Blind Side, Warm Bodies, Atlas Shrugged, Furry Vengeance, The Wrong Guy, Battlefield Earth, Eloise At The Plaza, Eloise At Christmastime, First Daughter, King Arthur, Sea Of Dreams, Finding Home, Dennis The Menace Strikes Again, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2, Days Of Our Lives, The Miracle Strip, The Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Railway, Pioneers In Aviation, Sun Microsystems, The Day Elvis Met Nixon, The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (with) Sandra Bullock, John Travolta, Julie Andrews, John Malkovich, Brendan Fraser, Forest Whitaker, Kathy Bates, Michael Keaton, Brooke Shields, Dick Van Dyke, Tim McGraw, Genevieve Bujold, Louise Fletcher, Sonia Braga, Katie Holmes, Clive Owens, Kids In The Hall (composers) Carter Burwell, Michael Kamen, Christopher Young, Graeme Revell, Bruce Broughton, Cliff Eidelman, Luis Bacalov, Elia Cmiral, Joseph Conlan, Lawrence Shragge, Marco Beltrami (sessions for) Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, Touchstone, New Line Pictures, Handmade Films, ABC, Lions Gate Entertainment, Summit Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Del Mar Films, Success Films, Clear Star Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, NBC, PBS, KCTS, Seattle Channel


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"Brilliant" -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Stunning" -- Victory Music
"A Sure Winner" -- Sound Choice
“Mesler is amazing” -- Bill Clinton
“Mesler improvises with a difference” -- Earshot Jazz
“Rhapsodic Sturm and Drang” -- Cadence
“Gorgeous” -- KING-FM
“Great Jazz” -- KPLU-FM
“Northwest All-Star” -- KEXP-FM
“Magnificent” -- Benaroya Hall
“Multiple Ovations” -- Town Hall
“Multiple Ovations” -- Benaroya Hall
“Multiple Ovations” -- Broadway Performance Hall
“Energetic” -- The Stranger
“Sexy” -- Bainbridge Review
“Frenzied” -- Victory Music
“Blues-By-Rachmaninov” -- Cadence
“Impressive” -- Sound Choice
“Hook-Filled” -- Sound Choice
“Heartily Recommended” -- Heartsong Review
“Heartily Recommended” -- Missing Link
“Critic’s Choice” -- The Stranger
“Critic’s Choice” -- The Weekly
“Critic’s Choice” -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Critic’s Choice” -- Seattle Times
“Zesty” -- The News Tribune
“Graceful” -- Option
“Moody” -- Missing Link
“Romantic” -- The Weekly
“Unmistakable Passion” -- Bainbridge Review
“Intelligent” -- Heartsong Review
“Sophisticated” -- Victory Music
“Accomplished” -- The New Times
“Beautiful” -- Missing Link
“Inspired” -- Duplex Planet
“Whimsical” -- Sound Choice
“Sinuous Twining” -- Bainbridge Review
“An Artist To The Bone” -- The Collegian
“Dreamy” – Victory Music
“Ironic” – Sound Choice
“Intense” – The New Times
“Earthy” – Bainbridge Review
“Evocative” -- Sound Choice
“Autumnal Nostalgia” -- Heartsong Review
“Richly Colored” -- Victory Music
“Excellent” -- Missing Link


“Mesler’s playing is as much influenced by modern classical composers as by jazz greats.” -- Earshot Jazz

“Mesler uses a variety of musical styles -- jazz, new music, classical -- to express a decidedly romantic theme. His works are fresh, sophisticated, and richly textured.” -- Missing Link

“Mesler is obviously quite an accomplished writer and pianist, but his greatest strength may be his ability to shift styles and moods. He is equally adept at playing intense classically-inspired pieces and then different styles of jazz. True music lovers will be hard pressed to not find something enjoyable.” -- The New Times

“Mesler’s piano riffs at times are stunning, played in a frenzied passion. Other times he plunks away on the keys, bemoaning past loves with an appropriately raspy voice. The music commands attention. Powerful.” -- Victory Music

“Blues-by-Rachmaninov . . . Rhapsodic Sturm and Drang . . . It’s like watching a Film Noir Movie without getting the drift of its plot. I was expecting the chandeliers to fall!” – Cadence

"Beautiful, lyrical, romantic, diverse." -- Bainbridge Review

"Evocative, velvety vocalizing. The delicate vocal phrasings are perfect for these lyrics . . . full of whimsy, humor, and irony. Eloquent." -- Sound Choice

"Most classical composers have ceded songwriting to their pop music confreres, who generally stick with tried and true verse-chorus-verse structures. Set to poems by Whitman, Dickinson, and other American poets, Mesler's songs blend the best of both genres, coupling the deft word-setting heard in the 20th century's best art song composers (Poulenc, Rorem) with an immediacy born of pop and Broadway." -- The Stranger




* Professional pianist, vocalist and composer for over 35 years
* 25 albums on Emerald City Records
* Played on 15 major Hollywood films
* Performed for 4 sitting US Presidents
* Led the house jazz band at Benaroya Hall for 10 years
* 1000s of corporate events, fundraisers and high society parties
* Emmy-nominated composer for media
* Composer-In-Residence for the NW Symphony Orchestra, Bainbridge Chorale and many schools
* 1500 art songs, 500 chamber works, 500 solo works and a dozen symphonic/choral works
* Professor of piano, voice, composition and songwriting at Seattle Central College for 20 years
* Fundraiser for 10 years – Virginia Mason, MultiCare, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
* 10,000 visual artworks and 100 short films



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