What is Player A?
Player A is a collection of some of the finest session players on the Nashville scene. While other major music centers in NY or LA have found studio session work to be more sparse in recent years, in Nashville, it’s still thriving. Demo sessions, Indie Label & Artist Projects, Scoring, Orchestral, Cruise Ship Music, and more have all added to the major label recording sessions in Nashville.
Player A exists to celebrate these players, and the art of the master player. To some degree the skill, dedication, and exuberance to become a master guitarist, drummer, bassist, or keyboardist has been lost in the younger generations. Perhaps school music programs are to blame, or the increasing disposable pop culture, but somehow, somewhere, the message to youth got lost: find your instrument, dedicate your life and time to it, and become a master of your craft.
At Creative Soul Jazz, we saw a need to bring these ethics back to the schools, younger generations, and in turn, the audiences of the world, by creating Player A. It’s a concept as much as a band. It’s a movement as much as a music product.
Player A is about bringing a new generation of players to the world, by showing off and celebrating some of the modern masters. And we started with the session “A players” of Nashville.
We are bringing the art back to contemporary jazz.
We are bringing the craft back to the music business.
We are Player A.