Clayton Brothers Present:
Welcome to the newest Clayton Brothers' recording project: The Gathering! We are
starting from the ground up and developing a new group sound. We will not only gather
new melodies and grooves to absorb, but we will also gather some of our best friends
to join in the harvest. We want to add YOU to this gathering and hope you'll
be a part of it as it develops.
This is yet another musical meeting of our immediate Clayton Brothers family:
Terell Stafford on trumpet, Gerald Clayton on piano, Obed Calvaire
on drums, and ourselves, Jeff and John on saxophone and bass. The celebration is
expanded by including some very special people and personalities. They are our friends,
our musician brothers, and we love playing with them. A special ensemble timbre
will be created when we include trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and vibraphonist
Stefon Harris. We have always been moved by the creations of these two killer
musicians. It was a logical step to make their sound a part of ours. This time it's
different. This time we will blend Wycliffe and Stefon's sound with ours. We will
write songs with their personalities in mind. In short, we will create a NEW
Clayton Brothers sound.
As with our other ArtistShare projects, we invite you to join us as the whole project
unfolds. You will see our entire creative process through audio samples of the music,
our written notations and manuscripts, and videos. You can watch the compositions
develop, witness rehearsals, discover how we problem solve, be updated as we progress,
learn about mixing and mastering, and more. This time, we're also adding an exciting
new opportunity we haven't offered before: two supporters will be able to commission
a personalized composition that we will write for and include on this recording.
This is completely new for us. We've dedicated songs to friends and loved ones,
but we've never discussed with anyone what would influence something we're writing
for our group! By participating, you can realize different aspects of our creative
process, things that make you even more involved in our gathering, including being
at the recording session.
We hope you'll be a part of our Gathering! We sure want you there.
For more information
The Clayton Brothers on Artistshare.com
The Clayton Brothers