@-quartet: the second album !

After a first eponym album, the @-quartet comes back for a new recording, and asks for your help.

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@-quartet: the second album !

<p> The @-quartet (pronounce « at quartet »: @ as in @coustic) is a formation created by Jazz guitarist, singer and composer <a href="http://www.didierverna.com" target="_blank">Didier Verna</a> in 2006.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fw.soundcloud.com%2Fplayer%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fapi.soundcloud.com%252Fplaylists%252F21522725%26show_artwork%3Dtrue%26maxwidth%3D900&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fdidierverna%2Fsets%2Fquartet&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.sndcdn.com%2Fartworks-000069226789-f64t6s-t500x500.jpg%3F5a267fd&amp;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=soundcloud" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> Equipped with an exceptional rythm section (Guillaume Naud on piano, Gilles Naturel on double-bass and David Georgelet on drums), the <a href="http://didierverna.com/records/@-quartet.php" target="_blank">first album</a> of this formation, produced the same year, was offering a repertoire of 9 original compositions and was unanimously acclaimed by the critics, as illustrated by press excerpts below.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>I hear a well articulate playing, in the tradition, masterized.</em> -- <strong>Alex Dutilh (Jazz Man)</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Didier Verna plays indeed straight ahead Jazz clearly influenced by Pat Metheny from whom he has the roundness of sound and the limpidity of phrases [...]</em> -- <strong>Citizen Jazz</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>In short, Verna is a force of nature.</em> -- <strong>All about Jazz</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Talk about leaving an impression... Didier Verna is a jazz guitarist dealing in melodic &amp; harmonic invention. His Metheny-esque improvisational delivery is compromising, intellectual, non rigorous with a superb technique, connected with an extraordinary command of his music. In fact Verna's music is brilliantly interpreted &amp; compelling in it's content. His music portrays images &amp; sounds of his influences which have been by default... Quiite positive! </em>-- <strong>eJazzNews</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>@-Quartet is a great example of what contemporary jazz should be. [...] These nine compositions are fresh, melodically challenging and engaging.</em> -- <strong>Contemporary Jazz Magazine</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>This CD definitely has a full time sound. You'd think that these guys have been on the road for years -- their sound is that tight and complimentary. Definitely a great addition to any jazz collection.</em> -- <strong>Indie Music</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>We listened to it in the car, and it makes a lovely background music.</em> -- <strong>My mother-in-law</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Recently, the group's repertoire got enriched with 11 new and entirely original compositions. The personel also changed by half: we now have <a href="http://www.laurentepstein.com" target="_blank">Laurent Epstein</a> on piano and Yoni Zelnik on the double-bass, two of the most important figures of the Parisian Jazz scene. Add to that a huge work on sound, notably by the use of fretless and synth guitars... All in all, an ambitious repertoire only asking to reach the public's heart!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Here are a couple of demos of new songs that will appear on the album (stay tuned for updates!).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="450" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fw.soundcloud.com%2Fplayer%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fapi.soundcloud.com%252Fplaylists%252F21521186%26show_artwork%3Dtrue%26maxwidth%3D900&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fdidierverna%2Fsets%2Fsamples-from-my-upcoming-cd&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi1.sndcdn.com%2Fartworks-000069225984-4753e3-t500x500.jpg%3F5a267fd&amp;key=4bca658af8d811e08ea84040d3dc5c07&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=soundcloud" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Dsc_7664" height="289" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/56498/DSC_7664.jpg" width="192"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>The next album will be called « Roots and (then he) Leaves ». Help this poor electro-acoustic nylon synth-access fretless guitar to <em>not</em> remain all alone against her tree. Help us produce the 2nd album of the @-quartet!</u></strong></p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The collected funds will serve to <em>partially</em> finance the production of the album, the remainder being self-supported.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Depending on the amount actually raised, some parameters of the project will likely be adjusted (choice of the studio(s) fpr recording, mixing and mastering, CD boxes type etc.).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Approximate budget:</u></p> <p> Recording (2 days): 1500€</p> <p> Mixing: 700€</p> <p> Mastering: 500€</p> <p> CD manufacturing (500 CD): 1200€</p> <p>  </p>



  • 7 contributions
The complete album for download in avant-première + an autographed postcard.


  • 13 contributions
The autographed CD in avant-première.


  • 7 contributions
The 2 albums from the @-quartet for download and in avant-première for the second one + an autographed postcard.


  • 15 contributions
The autographed CD in avant-première + the preceding album.


  • 6 contributions
The autographed CD in avant-première + all alternate takes from the recording session, bloopers included, in exclusivity !


  • 2 contributions
Guitarists Special: the autographed CD in avant-première + all alternate takes from the recording session, bloopers included + the album play-alongs (sans the guitar tracks).


  • 4 contributions
The preceding rewards + one concert ticket.


  • 5 contributions
The preceding rewards + a second concert ticket.

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