Colin Trusedell’s seventh full length 10-song album attempts to simply answer this question: What do you feel right now?
Composed and recorded at his home during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown in the spring of 2020, this new work shows off Trusedell’s songwriting skills and emotional musicianship.
Played entirely on an acoustic bass guitar, this album is very different from Trusedell’s previous six releases that are mainly jazz upright bass or funk/fusion electric bass recordings. The Quarantine Chronicles are 10 different songs that feed from the indie, folk, pop, and classical impressionist genres of music.
The album will surely not disappoint any bass players but will likely draw more instrumental music listeners too. An extremely personal album, Trusedell lets his listeners in on the many feelings that all of us have experienced during the 2020 pandemic.
This album is very different from his other 6 releases that are mainly jazz and funk recordings. The Quarantine Chronicles are 10 different songs that feed from the indie, folk, pop, and impressionist genres of music. The album will surely not disappoint any bass players but will likely draw more instrumental music listeners too. An extremely personal album, Trusedell lets his listeners in on the many feelings that all of us have experienced during the 2020 pandemic. When you are listening to each song, think about the song title and your own obstacles you have faced during one of the most difficult times of the modern era.
About Colin: Colin Trusedell is currently the Group Leader for Blue Steel, the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Top 40 ensemble, and the owner of MyShowsLive, a national music booking agency. He is one of the most versatile upright and electric bass players in the United States in the field of jazz, fusion, pop and rock music. He is also an active writer, arranger, and bandleader.
Colin’s most recent full length album, “Quartet of Jazz Death VOL. 2,” (2016) was semifinalist for the 2016 “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” Grammy Award and was praised in Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, and on NoTreble.com. His recent straight ahead jazz album, “It’s All About The Hustle,” (2015) features him on the upright bass as well as his original jazz compositions. The project has been lauded nationally and internationally in DownBeat, Jazz Times, ArtistXite, AllAboutJazz and recently won GOLD in the Social Media Campaign category for the 2016 American Advertising Awards. His solo project, “All By Myself,” (2015) puts his own solo electric and upright bass approach to some of the most infamous jazz standards ever released. Colin’s “Quartet of Jazz Death” (2014) funk/fusion project has been critically acclaimed on NoTreble.com, TalkBass.com, Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Quarterly, Bass Player Magazine and nominated for “Best Jazz Group 2015” in the Colorado Springs Independent 2015 Indie Music Awards. Colin’s first album, “Some of My Best Friends Are…Divas,” (2013) features him on the upright bass with three of the best jazz singers in Colorado, which earned the rating “Best of 2013” on AllAboutJazz.com.
Colin has extensive touring experience with both the U.S. Navy Band Northeast and the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, performing nationally and internationally with appearances on NBC’s Today Show, Fox and Friends, the Montel Williams Show, ESPN’s SportsNation, and performing for two Presidents of the United States. He has had the privilege to perform concerts with Bill Watrous, Tierney Sutton, Alan Vizzutti, Dick Oats and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra.
Colin runs a national booking agency called MyShowsLive and runs his own record label, MyShowsLive Records. He is also the host and bass player for the “Colin Trusedell Jazz Jam,” a radio program on JAZZ93.5FM, which airs every Sunday night at 8pm, MDT. His interviews have included some of the biggest names in jazz music; Peter Erskine, Doub Webb, The Airmen of Note, Troy Roberts, The Funky Knuckles, Ari Hoenig, Adam Nitti, PALO!, Brian Charette, and Corey Christiansen.
Originally from Indianapolis, Colin earned a B.M. (Music Business and Jazz Studies) from the University of Miami in 2011 and a M.M. (Music Education) from Boston University in 2013.
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