Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
As a bonus to the music, you will also receive an 11 page digital booklet (pdf) file with the cover art, the album info and liner notes, a brief synopsis of the hero's journey, and all seven original pieces of visual art created to help tell the story and create the surrealistic world that the hero is navigating. Each piece of art corresponds to one particular track on the album.
This City is a multimedia contribution to the lineage of the hero's journey. It uses instrumental composition and improvisation, mixed with visual artwork, to tell the story of the hero being called to action, overcoming multiple obstacles, fighting his battle, and then being tantalized to return to the comfort and nostalgia of home by the siren's call of seductive memories.
The music was composed and arranged for a 9-piece jazz orchestra. Each track has a unique piece of visual artwork designed to help bring to life the surrealistic world that the hero is navigating.
released February 15, 2017
All songs composed and arranged by Jordan Klemons except 'Icarus' - composed by Ralph Towner, arranged by Jordan Klemons.
Recorded on 11/10/15 and 12/10/15 at James L. Dolan Studio, NYC
Engineered and mixed by Mike Tierney
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf! Mastering
Produced by Jordan Klemons
Artwork and design by Scott McCormick
Photos by Jordan and Barry Klemons
Jordan Klemons - guitar
Mike Verselli - piano/rhodes
Trevor Brown - bass
Josh Bailey - drums
John Lake - trumpet
Christopher Misch-Bloxdorf - trombone
Ethan Helm - alto sax (tracks 3-7)
Michael Bliss - alto sax (tracks 1-2)
Jim Piela - tenor sax
Owen Broder - bass clarinet