Red Planet with Bill Carrothers

Dean Magraw, Chris Bates, Jay Epstein, with special guest Bill Carrothers

℗ 2017

Shifting Paradigm Records

Red Planet is a trio featuring guitarist Dean Magraw, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Jay Epstein that formed in the late 2000s. The group’s debut release, Space Dust, came out in 2009 to critical acclaim. The band has continued to perform since, with countless club dates and a main stage performance at the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

In October of 2015, Red Planet collaborated with internationally renowned pianist Bill Carrothers at the legendary Creation Audio in Minneapolis, MN for a four day excursion in creating a new album – Red Planet w/ Bill Carrothers. Released on Shifting Paradigm Records in April of 2017, Red Planet w/ Bill Carrothers showcases the musical interplay and collaborative power of four masterful improvisors.

“Carrothers’ feathery textures go nicely with the wave of effects Dean Magraw wrings from his guitar…bassist Chris Bates and drummer Jay Epstein spin the eruptions with aplomb.” – Star Tribune

  • Dean Magraw, guitar
  • Chris Bates, bass
  • Jay Epstein, drums
  • Bill Carrothers, piano
Track List
  1. Ann R Chi Suite
  2. Big Nick
  3. Come Dance with Me
  4. Unseen Rain
  5. Living Space
  6. Music Is a Weapon of Hope and Healing
  7. La Luna
  8. Freedom For the Broken
  9. Reflections
  10. Think of One
Recordings can be purchased directly from Dean.

$15 will cover the cost of the CD, shipping and handling. ($17 if outside the U.S.)
Send a check or money order to: Dean Magraw · 1497 Sargent Ave · St. Paul, MN 55105


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