Brian Thomas - Trombone
Jared Sims - Baritone Saxophone
Steve Fell - Guitar
Sam Gilman - Organ
Darby Wolf - Clavinet & Piano
Peter Maclean - Drums
Recorded by Craig Welsch at Rear Window Studio - Brookline, MA
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering - Boston, MA
Mixed by Alan Evans at Iron Wax Studios - Millers Falls, MA
Artwork by Bradley Clifford Peterson
About akashic record
For over a decade, Akashic Record has been a crusader for organ driven funk and soul jazz in the Boston music scene. Their fourth release, Big Bang (Spring 2017, Ropeadope), carries forward their consistent approach of producing music that includes soulful melodies, virtuosic soloists and most importantly, a hard grooving rhythm section to ensure that you will be bobbin’ your head! Big Bang is a follow up to their 2013 Ropeadope release Bring It Back, and features Brian Thomas on trombone, Jared Sims on baritone saxophone, Steve Fell on guitar, Peter MaClean on drums, Sam Gilman on organ and Darby Wolf on clavinet and piano. Produced by Akashic Record, Big Bang was once again recorded by Craig Welsch (aka dubfader) at Rear Window Studio and mixed by the incredible Alan Evans (Soulive) at Iron Wax Studios. “We love the basic sounds that Craig is able get. He is a true master. Alan really completes our vision in the mix with his passion for funk and soul jazz. It was really a priority to work with both of them again on Big Bang”, says AR trombonist Brian Thomas.
Akashic Record has performed at venues including The Blue Note (NYC), Brooklyn Bowl (NYC), House of Blues (Boston, MA), Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA), Paradise (Boston, MA) and Higher Ground (Burlington, VT) to name a few. Their live shows are energetic are guaranteed to get the crowd grooving, moving and dancing! Akashic Record has welcomed guests appearances by artists including Melvin Sparks, Louis Cato, Nikki Glaspie, The Shady Horns, John Ellis, Jeffrey Lockhart, Chris Loftlin and even Darryl McDaniels from Run DMC. In addition to the aforementioned albums on Ropeadope, Akashic Record released their debut album New Days Ahead in 2006 and their sophomore effort Theosophy in 2010.