℗ 2017 Shifting Paradigm Records
Red Planet is: Dean Magraw, guitar · Chris Bates, bass · Jay Epstein, drums, with special guest: Bill Carrothers, piano
Internationally acclaimed pianist Bill Carrothers joins guitarist Dean Magraw’s Twin Cities based trio Red Planet for a masterful collaboration. Red Planet with Bill Carrothers features ten tracks, dancing between the trio’s typically electrified romps and folk-tinged ballads, while Carrothers’ impressionistic piano weaves through the nooks and crannies of the music, spinning an elegant web of lyricism and texture.
In the end, Red Planet with Bill Carrothers is an album about honesty and discovery, as two musical entities come together for the first time in serendipitous fashion.... more....