Eddie Roberts & The Color Red All-Stars Share ‘Camins Del Priorat’ Single
Over the last year, Eddie Roberts has served as the mastermind behind Denver’s Color Red, a recording studio, record label, artist group, media platform and more. Now, the famed The New Mastersounds guitarist has stepped back into the foreground with the release of “Camins del Priorat,” a collaboration from his session with the Color Red All-Stars back in April.
In addition to Roberts, the track features The Disco Biscuits‘ Aron Magner, Big Gigantic‘s Jeremy Salken, Matador! Soul Sounds bandmate Chris Spies, Charlie Mertens, Nick Gerlach and Gabe Mervine. Named after a wine Roberts and Spies enjoyed during their initial meeting in 2015, the track highlights the chemistry and camaraderie between players, with each musician gracefully weaving throughout the “jazz-house”-inspired composition.
As Roberts explained in a statement:
This tune captures the essence of the project/band: Hard bop jazz drums and horns, grooving upright bass, modal piano rhythmic pattern, modern keys effects, bubbling jazz guitar, all underpinned by a four-to-the-floor kick and hats. Chris Spies on keys brought the piano motif to the band, and we set up the groove with bass and drums. Gabe and Nick worked on a head while the groove was being flushed out, and we ended up recording drums, bass, two keys (Aron Magner and Spies) and horns (trumpet and sax on one mic) all at the same time to tape. I then overdubbed the guitar where there was space once I edited the track, added programmed drums, and made a rough mix. Look out for the quote from Lee Morgan’s “Search for a New Land.”
Listen to the track, which was produced, tracked and mixed by Roberts and mastered by Doug Krebs, below:
Tour Dates for
- Naeba, Japan
- 3 days • Jul 26 - 28, 2019
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- Belden, CA
- 3 days • Aug 9 - 11, 2019
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Exact performance date not yet confirmed.