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William Chernoff: Aim to Stay

William Chernoff: Aim to Stay

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Aim to Stay is my first album. I switch between upright and electric bass in a jazz quartet with trumpeter Thad Bailey-Mai, pianist Jonny Tobin, and either Bobby Wiens or Carson Tworow on drums. This one-of-a-kind document was recorded when we were all in our early twenties; I had shared some of the unfinished recordings as William Ross Chernoff's Nomads prior to release, but now it's all under the William Chernoff name.

"Aim to Stay is an homage to the people, places, and experiences that shape us. I have come to understand it as a Bildungsroman: a story of one young person’s moral, psychological, and spiritual development." - from the liner notes by Victoria Cowan.

"Swings like a classic post-bop session […] Chernoff has nailed it” - Stuart Derdeyn, The Vancouver Sun.

"Refreshingly accessible music” - Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz.

CD: 4-panel eco-wallet case, shrinkwrapped. Made in Canada.

Digital: your choice of these file formats:

  • MP3 (44.1 kHz, 320 kbps)
  • WAV (88 kHz, 24-bit)
  • FLAC (88 kHz, 24-bit)

Track sequence:

1. Aim to Stay [4:00]
2. Stop Me If You’ve Heard Enough [4:19]
3. Nomads (Intro) [1:54]
4. Nomads [6:20]
5. Being Bill [5:09]
6. Ulla [3:09]
7. Sitting to Her Left [7:05]
8. Makie Elkino [2:54]

Total time: 34:53

Album credits:

All compositions © 2015-2020 William Ross Chernoff (SOCAN).

William Chernoff - bass guitar (1,6,8), upright bass (2,4,5,7)
Thad Bailey-Mai - trumpet (all exc.7)
Jonny Tobin - grand piano
Carson Tworow - drums (1,6,8)
Bobby Wiens - drums (2,4,5)

Produced by William Chernoff

Recorded at Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC by Elisa Pangsaeng on July 4th, 2016 (1,6,8) and June 7th, 2015 (2,3,4,5,7)
Mixed at 12TH ST Sound in New Westminster, BC by Anthony Cenerini
Mastered at Railtown Mastering in Vancouver, BC by Andrew Downton

Art by Nicole M. Shewchuk
Photography by Oliviana Creative
Brand design, CD design, and layout by Perry Chua

℗© 2020 Chernoff Music
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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