One of the signatures of internationally-acclaimed Toronto jazz trio Myriad3 is their sense of creative adventurousness and musical open-mindedness. That is dramatically showcased now with the re-creation of their 2012 debut release Tell, as a chiptunes album.
With the support of his bandmates, bassist Dan Fortin and drummer Ernesto Cervini, Chris Donnelly was the mastermind behind this album. To create Tell((chip)), he had to download virtual instruments and experiment with different layers of software to come up with authentic chip sounds. "Each track took 50 to 60 hours of work," he recalls. "A note for note translation from the original just wouldn't work, so I ended up reinventing an orchestra for each track, tweaking each one to explore the possibilities." ALMA RECORDS