Romain Pilon "Copper"

Help fund "Copper", the new album by guitarist Romain Pilon featuring Pierre de Bethmann and Seamus Blake as special guests!

Project visual Romain Pilon "Copper"
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179
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02/11/2018
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€5,927
Out of €5,500
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Romain Pilon "Copper"

<p><strong>jazz&amp;</strong>people</p><p>presents</p><p><strong>Romain Pilon</strong></p><p><strong>Copper</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>jazz&amp;people, the leading French crowdfunded jazz label, is proud to present Romain Pilon&rsquo;s Copper, an ideal title for the conductor from which cables are made, and which sets the tone for this high-energy trio propelled by groove with a capital G and electric fusions.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>After three albums whose atmospheres were more acoustic, including &quot;The Magic Eye&quot; with Ben Wendel and Walter Smith III, which showed his contemporary and dynamic appropriation of tradition and his allegiance to the current movement heralding the resurgence of the guitar on the New York and Paris jazz scenes, <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.romainpilonguitarist.com/">Romain Pilon</a></strong> is now expanding his musical universe through the more eclectic Copper project.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe src="https://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FHxw3CXzvRe0%3Ffeature%3Doembed&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DHxw3CXzvRe0&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FHxw3CXzvRe0%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=cb39d84f05d8439bbe96012f078e02b0&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Reconnecting with his teenage influences, the guitarist has conjured a repertoire that he had in fact never played before, and which reveals an unexpected aspect of his talent.&nbsp; <strong>Using an array of pedals and effects</strong> which broaden his musical palette, he reinjects into his music memories of <strong>Led Zeppelin</strong>, the experimentations of <strong>Herbie Hancock</strong> in his <strong>Headhunters</strong> period, the atmospheric fusions of <strong>Weather Report</strong>, and the electric brutalism of <strong>Miles Davis</strong> during his 1970&rsquo;s &quot;electric years&quot;&hellip; all the while listening intently to contemporary musicians such as the English singer <strong>Laura Mvula</strong>, the Australian group <strong>Hiatus Kaiyote</strong> or the prodigy <strong>Taylor McFerrin</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>With Copper, he also shows allegiance to the movement incarnated by various musicians he rubbed shoulders with at Boston&rsquo;s <strong>Berklee College of Music</strong>, with whom he performed on the stage and with whom he shares a certain spirit, such as <strong>Christian Scott</strong>, <strong>Lionel Loueke, Kendrick Scott</strong> or <strong>Esperanza Spalding</strong>, who strive to anchor jazz in the present.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/477591/Capture_d_e_cran_2018-01-11_a__09.06.08-1515657994.png" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Assuming his desire to play <strong>groove music</strong> and his dreams of <strong>sonic fusions</strong>, a quest for playful metrics and unexpected textures, Romain Pilon has come up with an <strong>unusual trio format</strong>, one without a bassist, and founded on an axis constituted by various keyboards (Fender Rhodes piano with effects, analogic synthesizers) played by <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.tonypaeleman.com/">Tony Paeleman</a></strong>, the new and highly in-demand specialist (Vincent Peirani&rsquo;s Living Being, Anne Paceo&rsquo;s Circles, The Watershed, etc), and <strong>Fred Pasqua</strong>&rsquo;s drumming, whose busy and complex playing gives the trio an irresistible dynamic.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Faithful to his concept of a clear approach to playing, emphasizing the melodic quality of his inspiration, <strong>Romain Pilon</strong>, who was encouraged when graduating from Berklee by none other than <strong>Pat Metheny</strong> himself, asserts a more biting style of playing in this context, with flashes of electricity, and suffused with vibrations that make Copper a <strong>new high-energy chapter</strong> in the career of a musician who has fulfilled his early promise and now has an international audience.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/477592/Capture_d_e_cran_2018-01-11_a__09.04.35-1515658027.png" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The album features <strong>two special guests</strong>, musicians who also have the twinfold culture of jazz and groove, of acoustic and electric playing&nbsp;: the American saxophonist <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.seamusblake.com/">Seamus Blake</a></strong>, a former partner of John Scofield, co-founder of Bloomdaddies with his alter ego Chris Cheek, and who has an impressive maestria when it comes to locking into a groove; and the French pianist <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://pierredebethmann.fr/en/">Pierre de Bethmann</a></strong> who, exclusively on piano, confronts with his exceptional sense of melody the electric keyboards of Tony Paeleman. &nbsp;Both find their role naturally in the universe of Copper, evolving with ease in this highly-charged sonic environment.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/477593/Capture_d_e_cran_2018-01-11_a__09.04.49-1515658045.png" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>From the press:</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>&quot;Something new that one can&rsquo;t fail to notice</em>.&quot; - T&eacute;l&eacute;rama</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;<em>Fluidity and clarity, modern playing in the best sense of the word&hellip; Romain Pilon&rsquo;s approach gets to the heart of the matter.</em>&quot; - Jazz Magazine</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;<em>An alluring sensitivity and a profound poetry.</em>&quot; - France Musique</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;<em>Romain Pilon&rsquo;s guitar playing is without doubt the most subtle to be heard on the jazz scene in the past few years.</em>&quot; - Qobuz</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>THE ALBUM</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>1. Bibou</strong><em> featuring </em>Seamus Blake</p><p><strong>2. Trippin&#39;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>3. Four Moons </strong><em>featuring </em>Pierre de Bethmann</p><p><strong>4. Laniakea</strong></p><p><strong>5. Home</strong></p><p><strong>6. The Quiet Ones </strong><em>featuring </em>Seamus Blake</p><p><strong>7. Poppish </strong><em>featuring </em>Pierre de Bethmann</p><p><strong>8. Dear Wayne </strong><em>featuring </em>Seamus Blake</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>All compositions by Romain Pilon</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Romain Pilon </strong>guitar</p><p><strong>Fred&nbsp; Pasqua </strong>drums</p><p><strong>Tony Paeleman </strong>Fender<strong> </strong>Rhodes, Bass Synth, Keyboards</p><p><strong>+</strong></p><p><strong>Pierre de Bethmann </strong>piano on 4 and 7</p><p><strong>Seamus Blake</strong> tenor sax on 1, 6 et 8</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Follow Romain Pilon</strong> on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/romainpilonjazzguitarist/">Facebook,</a> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/RomainPilon">YouTube</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/romainpilon/">Instagram</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/477595/fullsizeoutput_463-1515658063.jpeg" /></p>

Allocation of funds

<p>The album has been <strong>recorded, mixed and mastered</strong>. Only <strong>one step</strong> remains in order for it to see the light of day. <strong>For that, we need your support</strong>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Launched by the journalist and curator <strong>Vincent Bessi&egrave;res</strong>, <strong>jazz&amp;</strong>people is a <strong>breeding-ground label</strong> that welcomes projects from creative musicians and helps them come to fruition through <strong>crowdfunding</strong>. It mobilizes music lovers through a responsible approach that gives precedence to <strong>the direct relationship between the artists and those who listen to them</strong>.&nbsp; This is the reason we are asking you for <strong>your generous financial support</strong>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The collected contributions will be used to pay for :</p><p>- <strong>the SDRM</strong> (mechanical rights of authors, composers and editors) : 1000&euro;</p><p>- <strong>those who contributed to the fabrication of the album</strong> (graphic designer, translator, photographer, illustrateur) : 1500&euro;</p><p>- <strong>printing the album in CD format</strong> (1000 CDs) : 1200 &euro;</p><p>- <strong>promoting the album</strong>: 1500&euro;</p><p>- <strong>KissKissBankBank commissions</strong>: 300 &euro;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The monies collected for sales of the album by jazz&amp;people will be given 100% to the <strong>Romain Pilon&#39;s Copper project</strong> (other than the commissions taken by the crowdfunding platform).</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>If the campaign is a success, the album will be released at the <strong>end of March 2018</strong>.</p><p>The participants will receive their <strong>rewards</strong> in the days preceding the release, discovering the album <strong>avant-premi&egrave;re</strong>!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>AND IF</strong>&hellip;</p><p>following the fundraising, we have more than the necessary amount? Then we will have more resources to promote this music and to make it visible.</p><p>And if we don&rsquo;t reach our goal? <strong>Then the project collapses!</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And with the development of the music offered on streaming sites (from which musicians make almost no money), not many people feel like paying for music anymore. By <strong>giving your support</strong> now you are making a <strong>militant act</strong>, because you allow this album to come to light without making the artists take risks, as they have already invested a lot of time and money.&nbsp; If this crowdfunding project reaches its goal, you will get other benefits in addition to receiving the album before its release date.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The artists need you. But we need artists even more.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Thanks in advance for your generosity and your support.</strong></p>

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€10

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Complete download of the album before its official release, and all our thanks!
  • 13 contributions

€15

Estimated delivery: March 2018

A complete 24-bit mastered High-Rez download of the album (uncompressed, "Studio Master" quality).
  • 20 contributions

€15

Estimated delivery: March 2018

A CD copy of the album, before its official release
  • 51 contributions

€25

Estimated delivery: March 2018

A signed CD copy of the album, delivered to you before its official release
  • 36 contributions

€30

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Pack "Copper" CD+HD | a signed copy of the new CD + a complete 24-bit mastered High-Rez download of the album.
  • 16 contributions

€35

Pack 2-CD "The Magic Eye" | a signed copy of the new album + a CD copy of "The Magic Eye" by Romain Pilon Trio featuring Ben Wendel and Walter Smith III (2015)
  • 3 contributions

€35

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Pack 2-CD "NY3" | a signed copy of the new album + a CD copy of the album "NY3" by Romain Pilon (2012)
  • 6 contributions

€45

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Pack 3 CDs by RP | a signed copy of the new album "Copper" + "NY3" (2011) + "The Magic Eye"featuring Ben Wendel & Walter Smith III (2015)
  • 5 contributions

€50

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Pack jazz&people | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + 2 CDs from the jazz&people series chosen by yourself

€55

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Pack Live | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + a free ticket to the release concert at the Sunside jazz club (Paris) in April 2018.
  • 1 contribution

€75

Estimated delivery: March 2018

Pack "Music Sheet" | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + a complete set of music sheets of the tunes featured on the album
  • 11 contributions

€75

Pack Skype Lesson | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + a guitar lesson given by Romain Pilon over Skype (1 hour-long)
  • 5 contributions

€100

Pack Leçon | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + a guitar lesson with Romain Pilon in person (1h30)
  • 6 contributions

€120

Pack 2 Skype Lessons | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + two guitar lessons given by Romain Pilon over Skype (2 x 1 hour-long)
  • 1 contribution

€700

Pack DUO | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + a private concert of Romain Pilon in duo (transportation not included outside of Paris and its region)

€1,000

Pack TRIO | a signed CD copy of the new album + a High-Res download of the album + a private concert of the Romain Pilon Trio (transportation not included outside of Paris and its region)

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