The Gill Aharon Trio | Chapter 1: The Swamp

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Chapter 1: The Swamp

by The Gill Aharon Trio

Thick sounding, Instrumental, groove heavy and improvisational but concise, this band plays the compositions of one mind as if they shared a mind.
Genre: Avant Garde: Psychedelia
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2. Stuck
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3. It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
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4. Blame Me
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5. Say It Again
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6. Not so Fast
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7. Work
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9. See Ya
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Album Notes
Inspired by the cartoon music of the 50s and 60s, the drive of Led Zeppelin, the genius and humor of Frank Zappa, the perfection of Bach, the relentlessness of Ligeti, the courage of Medeski, Martin and Wood, the jam of Phish live, the beauty of the Beatles and the immersive nature of music, I am in pursuit of truth through music.

Sometimes I think of us musicians as kids playing in order to learn how to be adults, but we can just keep playing. The game of playing music together is too much fun to make it work. With that in mind, I refuse to write arrangements. I never want my friends and bandmates to feel obliged to do anything!

I choose to play two rhodes instead of piano for a few reasons. First, it sounds so thick and has such amazing sustain, and can be really loud. Second, it's not the normal thing for me, so it was a fresh experience and the record captures feeling. And as much as I hate to admit it, to avoid being categorized as a jazz pianist. I am a composer first, and that allows me not to focus too much on the technique of playing many of notes. I love practicing, but I also love chasing down these bits of music that come from a place that has very little to do with technique. Sometimes these little musical epiphanies lead to months of search only to come out the other side to an "oh yeah, of course."

From our engineer:

I was introduced to the group leader Gill Aharon while recording this record . I had worked with a couple of the musicians for many years in various recording projects . Chapter One: the Swamp was a very spontaneous session . Lasting only few hours and capturing a brief moment in all of the musicians vast careers . Here you find one interpatation of the compositions that can exist . Im sure if we recorded it again it would be completely different . My goal as the engineer was to make a record that was composed in contemporary style that everyone could listen to, not just musicians . The record has many surprises from bicycle wheels to singing bowls to tape echos . Gill Aharon provides the writing of all the compositions and shows his masterful control over the dynamic space and mood on the two Rhodes he played live for this session . Jef Charland provides the acoustic bass foundation in beautiful style while locking in tightly enough to allow the grooves of Randy Wooten to explode and rubber band the pocket . This creates a perfect palette for guitarist Andrew Stern to soar and surf over under and through the swamp like grooves Gill Aharon has channeled into reality .



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