new project/cd release

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  1. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

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    Hey cats. I wanted to let you know about a new project I'm in. It is called Shawn Maxwell's Alliance. Shawn is a alto player/bandleader/composer here in Chicago. He has assembled a group of his friends and wrote for the group. Really interesting music. The instrumentation is alto sax, soprano sax, vibes, guitar, voice, 2 french horns, 2 double basses, and drums. We are releasing a record on the Chicago Sessions label in the middle of Feb and doing a cd release the the legendary Jazz Showcase Feb 20-23. Here are a couple of promo videos. Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLIDWAG2OSs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrsNAxfBP3c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYKNbTX4kso
  2. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

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  3. Chris Fitzgerald

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    I like the sounds that I'm hearing from the intro videos. Looks like a fun project!

    The music business is so unreadable these days, but I like this approach.
  4. Marc Piane

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    Thanks. I think the plan here is to make fiercely original music. If someone likes it all the better.
  5. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

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    I'm giving this thread a bump. For anyone in the Chicago area a group I play with, Shawn Maxwell's Alliance, will be releasing our debut cd next weekend Feb 20-23 at the Jazz Showcase. This cd has gotten some very nice press including an editors pick in the Downbeat e-blast. I'm very proud to be a part of this and if you are in the area I think you'd enjoy it.

    http://www.chicagosessions.com/alliance.html

    http://www.downbeat.com/defaultl.asp?sect=reviews#3

    Here's a teaser track from the record

    http://shawnmaxwellsalliance.bandcamp.com/track/fun-five-funk

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  6. Marc Piane

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