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Quin Kirchner – The Shadows And The Light

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"My favorite albums have always been the ones that take the listener on a journey. I aim to do that, to create worlds with my albums - universes. I wanted The Other Side of Time to unfold like a story and I've continued that process with The Shadows and The Light. I'm influenced by so many different styles of creative music and I like to try and bring all those influences into harmony on these records. There is long-form and short-form composition. You have groove and you have free improvisation, sometimes at the same time. I chose to honor some of the greats - Elvin Jones with Frank Foster, Phil Cohran, Carla Bley & Sun Ra - by covering their material, while my original compositions pay homage to the influences of Charles Mingus (Lucid Dream) and Mr. Blount (Jupiter Moon). I also make room for sound explorations (Shadow Intro & Ecliptics). The title cut is an epic journey all on it's own and a composition I've been working and reworking for many years. I'm happy to have finally brought it to life in it's truest form."

- Quin Kirchner

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Recorded at Decade Studios in Chicago September 16 & 17 2019
Additional Tracking at Shape Shoppe & Future House in Chicago November 2019 - March 2020
Ecliptics recorded at Shirk Studios in Chicago July 18, 2017
Engineered by Nick Broste, Brian Sulpizio & Quin Kirchner
Mixed by Nick Broste at Shape Shoppe
Mastered by Casey Rice
Produced by Quin Kirchner

Artwork by Arthur Wright
Layout by Nick LaRoche

All compositions by Quin Kirchner (BMI) except
At This Point In Time by Frank Foster
Sahara by Kelan Phil Cohran
Planet Earth by Sun Ra
King Korn by Carla Bley
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Shadow Intro
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Congas, Percussion, Roland SH-2000, Korg Monotron

Batá Chop
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Boss SP-303
Rob Clearfield - Wurlitzer
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass
Greg Ward - Alto Saxophone

At This Point In Time
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Congas, Percussion
Nick Broste - Trombone
Rob Clearfield - Wurlitzer
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Nick Mazzarella - Soprano Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Electric Bass

Rift
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

Pathways
Quin Kirchner - Kalimba
Nate Lepine - Flute
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

Sahara
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Kalimba
Nick Broste - Trombone
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

Star Cluster
Nick Broste - Trombone
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Nick Mazzarella - Alto Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Greg Ward - Alto Saxophone

Moon Vision
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set
Nick Broste - Trombone
Rob Clearfield - Piano
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Nick Mazzarella - Alto Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass
Greg Ward - Alto Saxophone


Ecliptics
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Boss SP-303
Nick Broste - Electro-Harmonix Memory Man

Planet Earth
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Congas, Percussion
Nick Broste - Trombone
Rob Clearfield - Piano
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Nick Mazzarella - Alto Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

Jupiter Moon
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Congas, Percussion
Nick Broste - Trombone
Rob Clearfield - Piano
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

Horizons
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Congas, Floor Tom, Percussion, Handclaps
Nick Broste - Trombone
Nate Lepine - Flute
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet

King Korn
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set
Nick Broste - Trombone
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

The Shadows And The Light
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Percussion
Nick Broste - Trombone
Rob Clearfield - Piano, Wurlitzer
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Nick Mazzarella - Alto Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass

Lucid Dream
Quin Kirchner - Drum Set, Percussion
Nick Broste - Trombone
Rob Clearfield - Piano
Nate Lepine - Tenor Saxophone
Nick Mazzarella - Alto Saxophone
Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet
Matt Ulery - Acoustic Bass




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