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Off Empire

by Wes Carroll Confabulation

Off Empire whisks jazz, soul and hip hop into a new kind of froth. It is the Wes Carroll Confabulation's debut album featuring all original music.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Off Empire
4:44 $0.99
2. All About
5:37 $0.99
3. Southern Wind
4:53 $0.99
4. Shades of Orange
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5. Lekker
5:38 $0.99
6. As Our Age Unfolds
4:02 $0.99
7. Bloom
5:28 $0.99
8. Doublethink
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9. That Winter's Day
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10. Catastrophe
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11. Beatback
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The Wes Carroll Confabulation walks the tight-rope, balancing detailed arrangements with the power of spontaneity. Since early 2015, they have honed their unique blend: stretching out into a world of hip-hop grooves, soul and electricity, while not losing their footing in jazz. Sharing the front of the stage of this five-piece band is power-house trumpeter Miguelito Valdes, well known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club. The Confab is currently promoting their debut album "Off Empire".

Cyril Lojda - drums
Trav Short - upright bass
Dakota Hoeppner - rhodes, synth
Miguelito Valdes - flugelhorn, trumpet (tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10)
Andrew Greenwood - tenor sax (tracks 2, 3, 7)
Wes Carroll - guitar, vocals

Recorded in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Artwork: Lucas Bell
Mixing / Mastering : Brent Jarvis

Wes Carroll Confabulation’s debut album ‘Off Empire’ is hard to pigeon-hole. It whisks jazz, soul, rock and hip hop into one and then strains them apart to be experienced individually. Tracks range from a sextet to a quartet with former trumpeter of the Buena Vista Social Club ,Miguelito Valdes, featured on many. This 65 minute, 11 track collection of all originals is a culmination of three years of performing. Social justice issues reoccur in the vocal and instrumental recordings. These issues include surveillance, low wage work, climate change and inequality. But what is a good record without some love songs? This album has that too. Off Empire features detailed arranging and collective improvisation where the real magic happens.



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