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by OneUpOneDown

Intimate Jazz Duo. Preface is a moment in time, impeccably captured; it is a journey of emotions and moods from beginning to end.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Mile By Mile
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2. Voldemort
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3. Interlude/Hymn
1:34 $0.99
4. My Shadows
5:39 $0.99
5. Even Angels Fall
5:31 $0.99
6. Voice of Reason
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7. Return to Purity
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8. Fingerpainting
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9. Nocturne
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Album Notes
OneUpOneDown may be classified as a jazz group, but its co-creators Paul Shrofel and Cameron Wallis prefer to think of it as a creative music ensemble. In their view, the duo is an artistic partnership, which expresses itself through a musical dialogue. OneUpOneDown is a rare phenomenon of synchronicity, as their music is something that can only be developed over time--years in fact--which is a luxury that most modern music ensembles can scarcely afford. Wallis and Shrofel have shared both a friendship and musical partnership for over a decade. Their relationship stemmed from the desire to develop their individual artistry on the bandstand, and in the recording studio.

OneUpOneDown could be described as romantic or even melancholic at times, yet there is no mistaking a certain intensity in their diverse repertoire. The distinctive sound of this duo is drawn from a broad palette of musical influences, making classifications difficult to pinpoint. The experimental project 1+1 with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock comes to mind, as well as similar artistic endeavors by Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, and Stan Getz with Kenny Barron. All too many times, recorded jazz duo attempts remain reminiscent in sound to typical trios or quartets.

OneUpOneDown distinguishes itself by focusing on the duo as a distinct musical setting, with a broad scope of possibilities unique to the intimacy of the duo and its instrumentation. Compositionally, both Wallis and Shrofel share a flare for beautiful melodic and harmonic writing, while demonstrating maturity in their ability to convey only what is essential to the music. It is the goal of OneUpOneDown to maintain an organic, ego-less approach to their art. They are musically intuitive, sharing a respect for each other and their art form, producing a strikingly original and inspired sound. OneUpOneDown has become a primary artistic outlet for Shrofel and Wallis, and with the release of Preface, they are excited to be sharing it with a broader audience and establishing their place in today's music scene.



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Samantha Collins

Full of surprises
I first heard these guys as a quartet in NYC last summer and they blew me away. I was very surprised when I listened to this record. It is so sensual and understated... I'm so excited to see what these guys come up with next.

William Bryson

Just Lovely
Sophie Milman was right... this CD does put you in ALL the right moods. Thanks again, for such a wonderful performance. Will and Nance

Tom Ribbons

Thanks for playing guys!
After the show in L.A. we caught these guys at an impromptu jam session at the Culver City Hotel! What a memorable evening. Thanks for playing for us guys! Hope to see you on the west coast soon. Tom and Susan xo