Archive for April 15th, 2020

Player A – Devices, Techniques & Mechanisms

Nashville, Tennessee is one of America’s musical hot spots. Producer, keyboardist and owner of the record label Creative Soul Jazz Eric Copeland has formed the contemporary jazz group Player A consisting of Nashville’s top studio musicians. Their first albums are On The Side (2010), Our Own Devices (2011)and The Jazz In Me (2015). Devices, Techniques & Mechanisms (2018) is their fourth project, an addendum to Our Own Devices.

The album is titled after a famous speech of Martin Luther King Jr.: “Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.”

Eric Copeland performs on this album keys and programming. Furthermore the following musicians participate in this project John Hammond, Scott Williamson, Dan Needham (drums), Gary Lunn, Danny O’Lannerghty (bass), Mark Baldwin, Tom Hemby (guitars), Jeff Kashiwa, Sam Levine, Marcus Anderson (saxes), and Jeff Savage (additional loops and programming).

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