Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl

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michaelweiss

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Hello everyone,

Pianist Michael Weiss here. My recording Soul Journey was recorded all analog and previously released on CD. Now I am raising funds to press it on vinyl in a limited edition of 500 copies. The original tapes are in perfect condition and sound great.
Soul Journey was recorded and mixed to tape by Joe Ferla at Avatar Studios in New York. It will be mastered and cut to vinyl directly from the tape by Bernie Grundman and pressed by QRP onto two 150g LPs. Jerome Sabbagh is my vinyl project manager and will meticulously monitor the entire mastering and pressing process.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1164645459/michael-weiss-soul-journey-analog-vinyl

"about as close to perfection as a recording can get"Jazz Improv
"the songs simply smoke"  – Detroit Free Press
"This music lives and breathes freshness and exhilarating originality"Jazz Journal
"the music on Soul Journey has warmth, integrity and above all, originality"JazzTimes
"Weiss has a rich palette of composing devices at his command"Downbeat

Three sample tracks at 96/24 are available for streaming and download.

There are many reward options including numbered copies, reference lacquer, test pressings, 1/4 inch 15ips tape, sheet music and scores.

Please check out the sample tracks and I hope you will consider supporting this project.

Thank you!
Michael Weiss
www.michaelweiss.info
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2019, 05:33 am by michaelweiss »

michaelweiss

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #1 on: 4 Oct 2019, 04:20 am »
Update:
I wanted to let you know about a new exciting reward, limited to 3 backers. I will be offering unplayed new original pressings of my first record, "Presenting Michael Weiss" (Criss Cross), recorded all analog by legendary engineer Rudy Van Gelder, in addition to "Soul Journey".

Also, I am offering reduced prices for the reference lacquer, sheet music rewards and producer credit bundle.

Please do not hesitate to spread the word about this project. We are off to a good start but we still have a ways to go to reach our goal before or deadline of October 23.

Thank you so much for your support!

jtwrace

Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #2 on: 4 Oct 2019, 01:14 pm »
Hello Michael,

Have you contacted Michael Framer?  He's the vinyl king of audiophiles.

https://www.analogplanet.com/contact-us

mfremer@analogplanet.com


michaelweiss

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #3 on: 10 Oct 2019, 12:41 am »
Hello Michael,

Have you contacted Michael Fremer?  He's the vinyl king of audiophiles.

https://www.analogplanet.com/contact-us

mfremer@analogplanet.com

Yes I have. Thanks for the suggestion. Hoping he'll post about it soon.

michaelweiss

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #4 on: 10 Oct 2019, 12:52 am »
Our campaign expires on October 23 at which time we must be fully funded to go forward. Interested parties please take a look and listen to the sample tracks and act now.
Thanks for your support.


reelvox

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #5 on: 10 Oct 2019, 03:24 pm »
Our campaign expires on October 23 at which time we must be fully funded to go forward. Interested parties please take a look and listen to the sample tracks and act now.
Thanks for your support.

I'm in. I will be pledging later today.

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #6 on: 10 Oct 2019, 05:49 pm »
  Mike are these all studio recordings ? I tried to buy the CDs at your site. Could not figure out how, please advise. BTW good luck with LP.


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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #7 on: 10 Oct 2019, 05:59 pm »
pledged. looking forward to the vinyl. 8)

michaelweiss

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #8 on: 10 Oct 2019, 07:55 pm »
  Mike are these all studio recordings ? I tried to buy the CDs at your site. Could not figure out how, please advise. BTW good luck with LP.
charles

Hi Charles,
Thanks for your inquiry.
Yes, the recording and mix was done to tape at Avatar Studios in NY by Joe Ferla in 2000. The CD was released in 2003 and is still available for sale through cdbaby.com
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mweiss
You can also purchase it from me directly. Contact: nepentheanmusic@nyc.rr.com
Not too many CDs left!

Michael

michaelweiss

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #9 on: 10 Oct 2019, 08:00 pm »
pledged. looking forward to the vinyl. 8)

Thanks reelvox! I hope we reach our goal by the 23rd.

reelvox

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #10 on: 11 Oct 2019, 03:30 pm »
Thanks reelvox! I hope we reach our goal by the 23rd.

Fantastic choice of Jerome Sabbagh as your project manager. Great guy, great musician.

Let's spread the word!!

His last album was AAA as well.

An Interview With Jazz Musician Jerome Sabbagh:

http://fairhedon.com/2018/06/13/an-interview-with-jazz-musician-jerome-sabbagh/

jeromesabbagh

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #11 on: 11 Oct 2019, 06:27 pm »
@reelvox: thanks for the kind words!

I've heard the tape, I think it sounds great and I think this will be a great sounding album, especially spread over 4 sides. I'm hoping the project will succeed and I am encouraging everyone to participate while there is still time. Only 11 days left ...

Jerome Sabbagh

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #12 on: 14 Oct 2019, 06:47 pm »
I'm in for a vinyl copy too. Got to support the living artists who continue to push the form.

michaelweiss

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #13 on: 18 Oct 2019, 05:39 am »
Michael Fremer at analogplanet give a nice plug today.
Hello Michael,
Have you contacted Michael Fremer?  He's the vinyl king of audiophiles.
https://www.analogplanet.com/contact-us
mfremer@analogplanet.com

Had a nice plug from Michael Fremer today at analogplanet.
https://www.analogplanet.com/content/michael-weisss-aaa-joe-ferla-engineered-and-mixed-kickstarter-project-worthy-your-support
A big bump in pledges but our deadline is only five days away. i hope you'll have a look/listen if you haven't already.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1164645459/michael-weiss-soul-journey-analog-vinyl

Delacroix

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« Reply #14 on: 19 Oct 2019, 02:29 am »
I don't really understand why this is in Industry Introductions...Michael is a living, breathing artist who has a release coming out, if supported. I don't think he's in the 'industry' as a manufacturer but as a musician. Regardless, this kickstarter is really worthy of support if you love jazz and want to help a breathing player and creator.

jeromesabbagh

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #15 on: 22 Oct 2019, 08:46 pm »
Hi everyone,

This is Jerome Sabbagh writing (I will be in charge in quality control if this project goes through). Michael Weiss asked me to post here, as he's tied up teaching and rehearsing today. We just got 2 big pledges and we are close to $10000. The goal is $12000 and it seems reachable, even in the 17 hours left. If you are on the fence about this, now is the time to do it! Thanks!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1164645459/michael-weiss-soul-journey-analog-vinyl

jtnt

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #16 on: 23 Oct 2019, 02:13 am »
Backed.



Would love to see this cross the finish line. Good luck!

reelvox

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #17 on: 23 Oct 2019, 05:51 pm »
i'm bummed. If I had the scratch I would  have gladly filled in the gap. :?

jtnt

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Re: Kickstarter for Michael Weiss | Soul Journey | AAA Vinyl
« Reply #18 on: 23 Oct 2019, 06:55 pm »
Ugh. So close... Keep your head up, Michael. You have lots of support! Looking forward to hearing the release whenever it comes out...

michaelweiss

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Soul Journey Vinyl Kickstarter Project Relaunched Today!
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of you who supported my first Kickstarter attempt. We had a nice surge in pledges toward the end but fell just a little short. I’ve listened to your ideas and concerns and decided to relaunch the project for another 30 day campaign. I really want us to be successful this time so I am reducing the funding goal to $10,000 (we raised over that last time). I will make up the difference myself if need be, as the real cost of the project is $12,000. I hope you will stand by your previous pledge and help make Soul Journey on vinyl a reality. Please do not hesitate to spread the word about this project. I am grateful for your backing and your involvement and I hope we will reach the goal this time!
Here is the Kickstarter Relaunch URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michael-weiss/michael-weiss-soul-journey-analog-vinyl-jazz