“You guys are right in the pocket. Every song a gem” – Nitya, programmer at SomaFM.com’s Sonic Universe
“This excellent endeavor is very much worth checking out.” – The Jazz Page (Raves)
“The album features seven stunning jazz numbers…” – JP’s Music Blog
Released in 2015, “3 Steps To 4” is the debut album from Phonograph Team Project.
“3 Steps to 4” is a unique CD recording project created entirely online utilizing cloud technology and social networking tools. “Phonograph Team Project” begun as a collaboration between Guitarist David Wright (California, US), Drummer Tommaso Monopoli (Rome, Italy) and Pianist Gianluca Grasso (Italy) who initially met on the musical social networking site for musicians, Kompoz (www.kompoz.com). They were later joined by Bassist Rob Glass (Vancouver BC, Canada) to round out the quartet and by Don Kennedy (Fayetteville Arkansas, US) who contributed all audio engineering.
Written, created and recorded online between March 2014 and March 2015, “3 Steps To 4” is an instrumental release featuring 7 original compositions in the “Organic Contemporary Jazz” vein, for lack of a better description, and should be appreciated by those who enjoy classic ECM recordings, early Steps Ahead and The Pat Metheny Group among others. Musical performances were recorded and videotaped simultaneously and a DVD release is anticipated as well.
released July 3, 2015
Rob Glass – Bass
Gianluca Grasso – Piano
Tommaso Monopoli – Drums
David Wright – Guitar
Don Kennedy – Mixing/Mastering