Color Red Music

Color Red Music

Posted By: The Rare Sounds
Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Yeah, You!

By: The Rare Sounds


Musical Style: Jazz-funk, 70's Jazz Funk

Musical Influences: Ronnie Foster, Larry Young, Chester Thompson

Musical Inspiration: I wrote this song a few years ago and have tried it with various groups before it finally clicked with this group. It’s about forward motion. It’s inspired by 1970’s jazz funk and early fusion. I’m interested in 70’s fusion before things got slick and the edges and dissonance were smoothed over to make it more commercial. It’s like modal jazz with a funky beat. I was trying to capture a certain urgency and feeling of psychedelic possibility. 

Artist Statement: This came together quickly and easily. We recorded this towards the end of the session and put it down in one or two takes. Although it’s a new group we have all played together in different configurations over the years and have an automatic chemistry and musical short-hand. Everyone gets all the references and shares a common language and love for the traditions of the music. 

Posted By: CRED
Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Almost There

By: A.J. Fullerton


Musical Style: Country, Blues, Roots Rock

Musical Influences: Ry Cooder, Blake Mills

Track Description: AJ Fullerton narrates working through the struggle to find identity and purpose in “Almost There.” Fullerton’s easy-going slide guitar roots rock proves him to a leading voice to carry the torch of greats such as Ry Cooder and Blake Mills and demonstrates his well-earned accolades of winning several Colorado Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards. On the recommendation of his Denver music colleagues Eric Halborg and Cole Rudy of Dragondeer, Fullerton worked with Eddie Roberts at Color Red Studios to produce a 4-track EP with “Almost There” coming out of the gate as the lead single.

 

Posted By: Brothers of Brass
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Tulum

By: Brothers of Brass


Musical Style: New Orleans Brass Band, Marching Band

Musical Influences: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band

Track Description: “Tulum” by Brothers of Brass was composed on the spot at Color Red Studios with each musician improvising to arrange their parts in real-time. Bandleader Khalil Simon spent a bulk of time in Tulum during COVID and as the parts gelled together, it reminded him of the music he’d hear down there. The band’s bombastic brass band-fueled arrangements mirror the style of iconic ensembles such as Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band and the tune is supercharged with Latin and Cuban-influenced melodies reminiscent of Arturo Sandoval. “Tulum” is the group’s second single off of their upcoming full-length record ‘Street Life Volume 1’ coming out on Color Red in September 2021.

Posted By: Sounds of Eddie Roberts
Thu, Oct 07, 2021

You've Been Cheatin'

By: Omar Coleman , Eddie Roberts


Omar Coleman may come from Chicago, touted as ‘Home of the Blues’ but when you put his third Color Red single “You’ve Been Cheatin’” in a musical centrifuge, you extract a multitude of depth within classic blues themes. With Eddie Roberts producing the track, there are extracted elements of Daptone-esque horn lines, guitar riffs and organ stabs tastefully placed throughout, and a viscous layer of strings pads to contrast the rhythmic particles present throughout the composition. Coleman’s harmonica wails and tell-it-like-it-is vocals call out a lover’s infidelity and demand the truth be told in a precursor to his full-length album ’Strange Times,’ coming out via Color Red in early 2022.

Posted By: Apollo Suns
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Lake Country

By: Apollo Suns


Musical Style: Jazz, Chill-out, Modern Jazz, Jam Band

Musical Influences: The Allman Brothers Band, Dr lonnie Smith, Gil Scott Heron, Kamasi washington

Track Description: Winnipeg Canada’s Apollo Suns step boldly into their Color Red debut with the harmonically rich “Lake Country.” While on tour in 2018, the band found themselves with an unexpected day off after a canceled performance in a small town called Lake Country. In Lake Country, there was a small studio overlooking a beautiful lake that set the scene for the band to set up and record for the day. In a similar fashion to Kamasi Washington’s score for the Michelle Obama documentary ‘Becoming,’ the nostalgic four-bar phrasing and minimalistic, emotive chords paint a picture of an incidental moment of time rather than a start-to-finish track. This moment of time represents the band’s love letter to one of their favorite places in their second home of British Columbia, Canada written for the lake, the wind, and nature.

Posted By: FUTURENOT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Be The Change

By: FUTURENOT


Musical Style: Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk | Soul | Jazz

Musical Influences: Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Lenny Pickett

Track Description: This is the first song Jason and Peter wrote together. The song is based around a simple melody in the horns but truly features the rhythm section, not just in the intro and solos but in how they create this amazing vibe and context for the melody. It's the feel-good, feeling fine listening track, and you can hear the strong influence of Nat & Cannonball Adderley at play. The song follows the horn section throughout the tune as they play off each other's vibrations, both melodically and rhythmically. The perfect song for celebrations, summer drives with the windows down and family living room dance parties.

Posted By: Danny Mayer
Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Upsetter

By: Danny Mayer


Musical Style: Reggae, Dub reggae, Dub, Funk

Musical Influences: Lee Perry, King Tubby, Grateful Dead

Posted By: Brothers of Brass
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Golden

By: Brothers of Brass


Musical Style: New Orleans Brass Band, Marching Band

Musical Influences: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Big 6 Brass Band

Track Description: Brothers of Brass take on Jill Scott’s “Golden” and bring it to epic proportions with a larger-than-life southern university marching band arrangement. That sound is translated into New Orleans Brass Band style and swagger with screaming trumpet leads, brazen trombone slides, perfectly balanced call-and-response sections and standout solos by Armando Lopez on soprano saxophone and Scott Flynn on trombone. ‘Golden’ is the lead single off of the group’s upcoming full length album ’Street Life’ coming out on Color Red in fall 2021.

Posted By: Alex Dunn
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Southern Star

By: Alex Dunn


Musical Style: Folk, Folk song, Indie folk, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Singer-songwriter

Musical Influences: Townes Van Zandt, M. Ward, My Morning Jacket, Michael Nau, Andrew Bird

Musical Inspiration:  The music for this track was inspired by the sea.  There is a sense that the song is rolling along through the ocean, a dark night time ocean, the drums like water slapping against the hull of a boat, and the thematic melodies playing through like gentle white-capped waves in the moon light.  

Lyrical Inspiration: The lyrics for Southern Star were inspired by the thought of lying in my bunk aboard an old wooden fishing vessel, from my first few years working up in Southeast Alaska.  I would stare up at the Universe, listening to the sounds of the boat going up and down, creaking so loud yet comforting, it was as though the boat were breathing in and out with each heave over every wave.  My dreams would be filled with visions of the ocean, and I would look to the south and imagine a not too distant future, where I would return home after a long summer's work to so much promise and potential.  To a new sense of freedom.  My Southern Star was my guiding light.  

Artist Statement: Southern Star was inspired by the thought of lying in my bunk aboard an old wooden fishing vessel, from my first few years working up in Southeast Alaska.  I would stare up at the Universe, listening to the sounds of the boat going up and down, creaking so loud yet comforting, it was as though the boat were breathing in and out with each heave over every wave.  My dreams would be filled with visions of the ocean, and I would look to the south and imagine a not too distant future, where I would return home after a long summer's work to so much promise and potential.  To a new sense of freedom.  My Southern Star was my guiding light.  

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