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NEGATIVE PRESS PROJECT
BASED IN OAKLAND, CA
GENRE: #JAZZ #INDIE #ARTROCK #ELECTROACOUSTIC
LABEL: RIDGEWAY RECORDS
Negative Press Project (NPP) is a self described jazz and indie/art rock influenced music collective based out of Oakland, CA. “Versatility abounds, and they always look for new ground to explore," says The Bay Bridged.
Co-led by Ruthie Dineen (Piano/Keys) and Andrew Lion (Electric and Double Bass), the group is a composer's culmination of a converted rock bassist and classically trained pianist to jazz inspired creative music. The leaders' writing is represented on 2015's Full-Length recording, ‘see evil eyes | civilize’ with ten original songs and arrangements split almost equally amongst the two.
The additional voices of Tony Peebles (Tenor Sax), Rafa Postel (Trumpet), Chris Sullivan (Alto Sax), Lyle Link (Alto & Tenor Sax), Luis Salcedo (Guitar), and Isaac Schwartz (Drums), imprint the music with virtuosity and diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Now, the leaders take on the music of Jeff Buckley- the subject of a significant Gen X voice taken too soon. This yielded an all new full-length studio recording tracked at the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Produced by Jeff Denson and Negative Press Project, for NPP’s 2017 celebration of Buckley with ‘Eternal Life | Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds’.
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“a nice balance between [ ] song structure, and the desire of the ensemble to roam free and explore...people will, in fact, find plenty to like.”
-Bird is the Worm
“sumptuously detailed instrumental arrangements. Reverent but unintimidated, their sound is a seamless blend of chamber jazz, rock and instrumental pop.”
“Instrumental arrangements that evoke [ ] spirit and vibe”
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Versatility abounds, and they always look for new ground to explore.”
-The Bay Bridged
“They give hope for the future of creative music.”
RIDGEWAY RECORDS, Sheryl Lynn Thomas
BRAITHWAITE & KATZ COMMUNICATIONS, Ann Braithwaite
Michael A. Aczon - Attorney at Law
The Aczon Organization