Ballast

by Gavin Templeton

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $9.99 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Released as a four-panel digipak covered in original artwork by Eron Rauch, and liner notes by Carlo Wolff, this is a beautiful collector's item!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ballast via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days

      $14.99 USD or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 40 Orenda Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Yar, Gup Life, Left Right Left, Skyward Eye, Heyo!, Sound Etiquette, Voices In The Void, Burnt Hibiscus, and 32 more. , and , .

      $259.74 USD or more (35% OFF)

     

1.
03:33
2.
07:34
3.
06:10
4.
01:18
5.
07:28
6.
00:45
7.
04:13
8.
01:14
9.
11:00
10.
01:29

about

*****5 STARS***** from All About Jazz
"The jazz world is full of talented, energetic musicians with chops to burn and incredible backstories (more about that in a minute). What Templeton manages to do consistently throughout Ballast is convey something deeper. Listening to this disc, one gets the sense that Templeton is baring his soul, playing as if his very life depends on it. And somehow, he's lined up a band with the same attitude. This is what sets Ballast apart. There's something going on here above and beyond the high quality of Templeton's compositions and the amazing musicianship throughout this disc. This music is raw, unfettered, palpably fearless. Yet, in the midst of this swirl of amazing chops and hip jazz moves, there's vulnerability and warmth."
—Dave Wayne, All About Jazz

credits

released March 22, 2016

Featuring:

Gavin Templeton - Alto Saxophone
Joshua White - Piano
Richard Giddens - Bass
Gene Coye - Drums

Excerpt from Carlo Wolff's liner notes:

"BALLAST, the coiled, stimulating album Los Angeles jazzman Gavin Templeton has been crafting for more than a year, was inspired by a range of thought and experience that continues to drive Templeton - and now, thanks to its febrile, probing nature, us.

"This tough, hopeful recording is uncompromisingly modern, mostly hard, but at times unexpectedly, disarmingly sweet. And while most of its source material is uneasy, joy, even jauntiness, peek out.

"'Ballast' refers to the weights seamen place in a ship's hold to keep the keel even. It's the cinder blocks people in colder climes put in their trunks to keep their cars from sliding on ice.

"We all need a ballast, particularly when life, like Templeton's, is so turbulent."

Recorded May 11, 2015 at The Bridge Recording, Glendale, CA

Produced by Gavin Templeton and Daniel Rosenboom
Recording Engineer: Rich Breen
2nd Recording Engineer: Milton Gutiérrez
Mixed by Rich Breen at Dogmatic Sound
Mastered by Dave Collins at Dave Collins Mastering
Album Art, Design, and Photography by Eron Rauch
Liner Notes by Carlo Wolff

Special thanks to Greg Curtis at The Bridge Recording for his generosity and support.

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, composed by Gavin Templeton (ASCAP)
Tracks 4, 6, 8, 10 conceived by the Gavin Templeton Quartet
All music © Gavin Templeton Music (ASCAP) 2015

www.gavintempleton.com

ORENDA RECORDS 0029
www.orendarecords.com

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Orenda Records Los Angeles, California

Orenda Records is all about artistic vision. We release boutique style albums, limited edition pressings, with high quality printing and high fidelity sound. We believe that listening to music is all about an immersive artistic experience, both auditory and tactile. This is a label for those who care about and collect beautiful music and beautiful presentation. ... more

contact / help

Contact Orenda Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code