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Eastern Edge

by Michael McNeill

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Eastern Edge 06:33


I wrote this in early summer 2020 and recorded the piano part on July 8, 2020. I sent a rough copy of the recording to Nelson Rivera, Chris Brydge, and John Bacon. John recorded along with that, and I sent a rough mix of our resulting duo to Nelson and Chris. They each recorded along with that.

I gave them a copy of the piano part, but otherwise their only instruction was to make sure I'd be able to accurately synch their track with mine.


released January 8, 2020

Michael McNeill, piano & composition
Nelson Rivera, tenor saxophone
Chris Brydge, bass
John Bacon, drums

Piano recorded July 8, 2020 in Christchurch, VA by Michael McNeill
Drums recorded July 11, 2020 in Tonawanda, NY by John Bacon
Bass recorded July 25, 2020 in Norfolk, VA by Chris Brydge
Saxophone recorded August 4, 2020 in Buffalo, NY by Nelson Rivera

Mixed by Michael McNeill with assistance from John Bacon
Photography by Michael McNeill
Design and layout: Kelly Bucheger

Piano courtesy of Christchurch School





Michael McNeill Buffalo, New York

Pianist Michael McNeill has cultivated a personal style that has found a home in contexts both mainstream and avant-garde, from the ethereal chamber-jazz sounds of resAUnance, to the post-bop energy of Kelly Bucheger's What Would Mingus Do?, and in his own music for his trio with veteran improvisers Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums) and for the Buffalo Jazz Octet. ... more

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