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Thursday, June 23, 2016

KICKSTARTER USA Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp - Jazz Album ft Sanjaya Malakar

Photo: Max Wang
The Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp
has recorded an album of energetic, impassioned takes on timeless jazz standards. Led by saxophonist Chaz Lipp (that's me!) and featuring vocals by Sanjaya Malakar (of American Idol fame), the heavy-lifting is all but completed. The album, Good Merlin, is recorded and samples can be heard in the video above.

There's expensive work yet to be done (mastering, printing and pressing) and that's why I'm turning to you for assistance in bringing this music to the public.

In late 2014, Sanjaya accepted my invite to perform at a benefit show for a non-profit organization. The band sounded so good, with Sanjaya proving to be an expert interpreter of Great American Songbook standards, that I booked additional gigs... and a recording session at Fastback Studio in Seattle. My sax lines intertwine with Sanjaya's vocals for this one-of-a-kind project.

The personnel for the recording session:

Chaz Lipp - alto saxophone
Sanjaya Malakar - vocals
Charlie Hiestand - piano
Trevor Pelletier - upright bass
Chris Patin - drums
Gary Lanz - producer