Con Brio Announces Debut Album ‘Paradise’

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San Francisco’s Con Brio has revealed details of the release of their upcoming debut album entitled Paradise. Their first full-length studio recording will be out on July 15.

Produced by the highly regarded Mario Caldato Jr., the 12-track studio LP was recorded by vocalist Ziek McCarter, guitarist Benjamin Andrews, bassist Jonathan Kirchner, tenor saxophonist Marcus Stephens, trumpeter Brendan Liu and drummer Andrew Laubacher. McCarter is said to have experienced a dream the night before the group went into the studio in which his late Army veteran father, who was killed by police in 2011, said to him, “come with me to paradise.” Ziek described the interaction as “one of the most spiritual moments of my life.”

The ensemble has a number of performances lined up in the coming months, including several dates supporting Grace Potter, as well as festival stops at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest and FloydFest, among others. Additionally, McCarter will appear with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe this Saturday, May 7 at The Fillmore in San Francisco for a performance of Prince’s album Dirty Mind.

Paradise Tracklist

  1. Paradise
  2. Eagle Eye
  3. Liftoff
  4. You Think This Is A Game?
  5. Free & Brave
  6. Hard Times
  7. My Love
  8. Money
  9. No Limits
  10. Honey
  11. Paradise Outro
  12. Can’t Get Enough

Tour Dates for
Con Brio

  • Dec
    28
    2018
  • Dec
    29
    2018
  • Dec
    30
    2018
  • Dec
    31
    2018
  • Feb
    12
    2019
  • Mar
    15
    2019
  • Mar
    16
    2019
  • Mar
    29
    2019