In memory of George Duke.
(version française plus bas)
This song is part of a solo album i am releasing this year in addition to working on a new album for Groove55.
The song may change over time, and get improved upon. That is why there is a version number in the song name. Remixes, or new solos may lead to new version of the songs, which will also be available on iTunes. At any time you can listen to any version on my web site. The song will be a living and breathing thing that changes over time. All versions will be available for download on iTunes and other music stores. Make sure you can copy the downloaded file to any other medium you might want to use (iPod, Android, etc…)
The money collected for me by the aggregator (CDBaby) will be entered manually in an app which will send money to all the participants in the project.
Furthermore, the participants having contributed to a song, either by composing, singing, or playing, or arranging, or any other activity related to the song project, will be paid as soon as the first copy sells, because the principle is such that participants take the risk with the rest of the participants. The participant works for his share(s) in the sales of the digital music. No CDs, just downloads. CDs are bad for the environment.
50% of the revenues go to the musicians, including myself. So contrary to the standard music business model, the money goes directly to the creators. Whenever CDBaby will send me money i will split the money into everyone's account, which is calculated by the shares i give or negotiate with the people implied. My contract with the musicians is, in fact, this text above.
I think we got us a groove.
On this song, there's Harold Fisher, formerly of the Star Search winning group Tchukon, bass player extraordinary from Cincinnati Ohio, with the roots of funk in his veins. Then from Québec we have Daniel Lemay, Groove55's drummer, and Yves Adam, also of Groove55, on horns. On trumpet, to complete the quintet picture, is Ghislain Potvin, one of Québec's top players.
I have to thank Jean Luc Thievent for helping me with the mastering, over the internet, of course.
And i have to thank the beautiful people in the house where i live and work .
Everything's played by musicians, but not necessarily in the same order it was recorded in.
It's pretty fascinating what you can do with a music computer these days…
Producing music today like playing with LEGO blocks. I love it.
If someone asked me what do i want, i'd answer 'the same as everyone'.
À la mémoire de George Duke.
Une chanson in-progress, avec un chiffre à la place du nom pour identifier les versions qui se succéderont au gré des commentaires et des suggestions.
Une toune qui groove. Une composition de Jacques Mignault, co-fondateur de Groove55. Avec Harold Fisher, ex-membre du groupe Tchukon, gagnant de Star Search, à la basse, Daniel Lemay aux percussions, Yves Adam au saxophone, ces deux derniers de Groove55, et Ghislain Potvin, à la trompette.
Une toune qui vit. Et dont toutes les versions seront offertes sur iTunes et sur les autres magasins de musique en ligne.
Une aventure rendue possible grâce à la participation de Jean -Luc Thievent au formatage sonore et la patience sans limite des gens qui vivent avec moi.
Et aussi, en passant, parce que c’est important : une drôle de chanson qui paye ses musiciens automatiquement, suivant des % prédéterminés, à chaque vente réalisée!