I’m off to KlezKanada for the week! Expect to new posts until next week.
Archived entries for News
New CP4 album and EP:
I’m happy to announce that the Craig Pedersen Quartet has received a small grant from the City of Ottawa to record our second full-length album. I anticipate releasing it spring 2014. However, our short 4 track EP, Why Paint at All? will be released this fall, coinciding with Montreal’s OFF Festival. It will be digital only, sold with hand-painted art-cards (unless some wonderful patron is interested paying for a 7-inch vinyl release…).
As I’ve been preparing to move to Montreal in September, the quartet has yet again gone quiet. HOWEVER, I’m happy to announce that we’ll be playing a great show in Montreal in October: The Montreall OFF Jazz Festival!
Announcing the craig pedersen sampler. 6 tracks from my last 6 albums, for free download in any format of your choice! Have a listen below or download it at http://craigpedersenquartet.bandcamp.com.
If you like any of the music, please consider buying the albums! You’ll find the digital albums VERY affordable around $7/ea, both at Bandcamp and iTunes!
Just wanted to let you know that Flux, the trumpet and guitar duo album I made with Taylor Brook is now available for digital download and online listening, for just $7. Please consider supporting this project! If you see me live, I’ll also have it in painted-postcard-download-code format.
Have a listen!
Hi all —
Just a note that days like today is now officially up on iTunes. There are now three ways to buy it online – iTunes, Bandcamp an CDbaby.
If you missed the album, here’s a little info:
#1 Jazz Album of 2012 – Earshot Online
The Craig Pedersen Quartet’s debut full-length album, Days Like Today is the follow-up to their much-acclaimed Early Winter EP. Inspired by the music of John Zorn, the AACM, Ornette Coleman, and Duke Ellington, the new album contains ten tracks of original music that walk the distance between approachable and challenging. Freewheeling, energetic, and just-a-little crazy, the music keeps you listening, thinking and on your toes.
Craig Pedersen – trumpet, composer
Linsey Wellman – alto saxophone
Joel Kerr – bass
Mike Essoudry – drums
recorded, mixed by Matt Ouimet (www.mattouimet.com)
mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (www.bovasound.com)
album design by David Bosschaart, photographs by David Barbour
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