A couple of years ago, I approached composer/pianist extraordinaire David Von Kampen about collaborating on a jazz fusion project. He agreed and composed/arranged some great work. I took it from there and recorded, produced, mixed, mastered, and played bass on the record with some of my favorite players, including Dan Beard (guitar), Harrison ElDorado (drums), Jesse McBee (trumpet), and Jack Rodenburg (keys). Collectively, we named the concept “Crane Theory” as a Nebraskan homage of sorts. The first volume, accordingly, is titled “Migration.” It is out on iTunes, etc.
I have been so happy with the results of this project that I composed the entire volume 2 in a December 2019 fever dream. The general direction of these compositions points to a return home from the migration of the first volume. Production is already under way and I am planning on a fall release.
Migration is one of the best projects I’ve ever worked on and I’m still pinching myself that it is a local release. Jazz fusion is my favorite music.
Please take the time to buy or stream “Lucas Kellison Presents: Crane Theory, Volume 1: Migration.” I guarantee you will be floored by Volume 1 and 2 (when it arrives).