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The Contemporary Dynamic

The Contemporary Dynamic by Tony DePaolis
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Tony DePaolis

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
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Track Listing

DISC ONE: The Contemporary Dynamic; Tonald The Destroyer; Bahia De Todas As Contas (Instrumental); Blue Skies; Willow Tree; That Which Is Coming; Proletarian Chicks in Bondage; Whims of James; Legacy. Talkin’ In My Ear Now; Caruso’s Favorite Bars In Rome; East Side of Heaven; Sphinx Riddle; Ponder’s X-Mas Rap; Silent Night. DISC TWO: Bahia De Todas As Contas (Vocal); Not Lucid (Zele); Tell Me Where You Goin’; Cowell Resonance; Folkprance; God Bless The Child; Music Always; Waiting For An Answer; What You Feel (Willow Tree Reprise); The Curse, Of Course; The Ruins; Lucky To Be Me


Additional Personnel / Information

Tony DePaolis: bass, electric bass, piano, vocals, Rhodes; James Johnson III: drums; Thomas Wendt: drums; Roger Humphries: drums; Greg Humphries: drums; Alex Peck: drums; George Jones: congas; Miguel Sague: congas; Lucas Ashby: percussion; Howie Alexander: organ, piano; Michael Murray: piano, accordion, Rhodes; Kenny Peagler: Rhodes; Don DePaolis: piano; Daniel May: piano; Jimmy Ponder: guitar; Joe Negri: guitar; Colter Harper: guitar; Chris Parker: guitar; Eric Susoeff: guitar; Andy Bianco: guitar; Joe Arnold: violin; Sean Jones: trumpet; James Moore: trumpet; Jacob Yoffee: tenor sax, alto sax; Chris Hemingway: alto sax; Bryan Connell: tenor sax; Paul Cosentino; clarinet: Jay Willis: tenor sax; Kathy Connor: vocals; Kenia: vocals; Carolyn Perteete: vocals; Gene Stovall: vocals; Dr. Strange K: vocals; Thelonious Stretch: MC

Album Description

A Note/Explanation: "Someday all good music will return from its assorted labels which inhibit it." -Charles Mingus, 1963. The concept of the CD arose from the reality of my professional experience of the past 5 years. To be a young jazz musician in this day and age, you live in 6 different eras at once. Most of the colleagues I work with also navigate a contemporary dynamic of times, styles and regions. I hope to share the joy of this experience with you: getting to play swing on Monday, hip hop on Tuesday, Brazilian MPB on Wednesday, for as many different kinds of people as one could imagine. So give it a chance; I hope you enjoy the journey. -Tony DePaolis




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