G F 3 | Preludes, Book I (Limited CD Edition)

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Preludes, Book I (Limited CD Edition)

by G F 3

Essentially, the idea is to take complex harmonic and rhythmic structures and attempt to make them as funky as possible.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prelude One (Origin)
3:25 album only
2. Prelude Two (El)
4:31 album only
3. Prelude Three (5916)
3:26 album only
4. Prelude Four (Ghost)
4:33 album only
5. Prelude Five (4b.)
6:00 album only
6. Prelude Six (Throne)
2:58 album only


Album Notes
GF3 is happy to release this limited CD edition of Preludes, Book 1, featuring unique artwork by artist Kio Griffith.

The idea for this project originated from writing pieces that featured interlocking rhythmic ostinato parts in both hands of the piano. It's a feature of Balinese Gamelan music, utilized by modern composers such as Steve Reich and Lou Harrison, and can be heard often in the improvisations of pianist Keith Jarrett. Not every prelude in this series will utilize this feature, but it was a jumping off point for discovering cyclical, self-contained pieces that move through various tonal centers.

Although the pieces were written and conceived on the piano by pianist Gary Fukushima, these preludes have been reimagined to account for the broader influences of drummer Miles Senzaki and bassist JP Maramba, particularly in the areas of groove. Essentially, the idea is to take complex harmonic and rhythmic structures and attempt to make them as funky as possible.

It is impossible to overstate the connection to how this music sounds with its producer, Jens Kuross. The jazz drummer turned keyboardist-singer-songwriter supplied the core vision for virtually all the timbral decisions across all the preludes. The music simply wouldn't sound the way it does without his ears and insight.

Gary Fukushima: Piano, Wurlitzer 240B, Yamaha Electric Grand Piano, Organ, Synths, Vibraphone, Cowbells
JP Maramba: Electric and Acoustic Bass
Miles Senzaki: Drums, Percusssion
Jens Kuross: Organ, Various Percussion

All Preludes composed by Gary Fukushima (Kushimafu Music, ASCAP)
Produced by Jens Kuross
Recorded and mixed by Miles Senzaki at Grandma's Dojo, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Peter Doell at Aftermaster

Artwork by Kio Griffith

Copyright 2019 Kushimafu Music (ASCAP)



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