Guitarist David Wright of California, drummer Tomasso Monopoli and pianist Gianluca Grasso, both of Italy, met on a social media website for musicians which began the collaboration between from the musicians. Bassist Rob Glass of Arkansas joined soon after to form Phonograph Team Project. The quartet utilized cloud-based internet technology to create a their debut recording 3 Steps To 4. The result is not only a cool concept, but a wonderful package of music that is extremely pleasing. Listening to the effort, it would be easy to get the sense that all of the players are in the same studio, when they are in fact in different parts of the world. The original compositions that comprise this project allow for individual and collective musicianship to shine through. This excellent endeavor is very much worth checking out.
Click to listen to a clip of “Gathering of Friends”:
Tracks: Saturday After The Dog Park, Cycle Shift, Gathering of Friends, Ditto, 3 Steps To 4, Mango Barbecue, Unknown Journeys .
Website: Phonograph Team Project