Participant Offers

AVAILABLE

Standard Digital Download Participant

$16.95
Standard Digital Download Participant
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording.
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Vinyl Participant (est. delivery date 6/9/23)

$50

170 of 175 remaining

Vinyl Participant (est. delivery date 6/9/23)
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Bronze Level: Needle and Thread Participant

$75
Bronze Level: Needle and Thread Participant
  • Bronze Level: Needle and Thread credit listing on the Sam First Records website
  • Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Lesson Participant

$200

5 of 5 remaining

Lesson Participant
  • A one-on-one private lesson with Joe LaBarbera - in person or online
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Silver Level: Tailor-Made Participant

$350
Silver Level: Tailor-Made Participant
  • Prominent Silver Level Tailor-Made Participant credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Gold Level: Bespoke Participant

$1,000

5 of 5 remaining

Gold Level: Bespoke Participant
  • Prominent Gold Level: Bespoke credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • An autographed one-of-a-kind copy of sheet music used on the recording session
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Vinyl Initiator Participant

$2,500

1 of 1 remaining

Vinyl Initiator Participant
  • Prominent Vinyl Initiator credit listing on the inner sleeve of the record packaging and the Sam First Records website – being featured as the person who made the vinyl pressing possible
  • An autographed, one-of-a-kind test pressing of the album (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • A Vinyl Initiator Album Collector's Pack including four first pick, autographed, numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressings, to be dedicated to friends and family of your choosing (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • Access to exclusive high-quality video content comprising three songs captured during the performance Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Private Concert Participant

$4,000

2 of 2 remaining

Private Concert Participant
  • An autographed, numbered, vinyl pressing of the recording (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • A private concert with the Joe LaBarbera Trio, in person at Sam First, or another suitable location, for you and up to 20 of your friends
  • Access to exclusive high-quality video content comprising three songs captured during the performance
  • Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Executive Producer Participant

$8,000

1 of 1 remaining

Executive Producer Participant
  • Prominent Executive Producer Participant credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • A autographed, numbered vinyl pressing of the recording (estimated ship date 6/9/23)
  • Access to exclusive high-quality video content comprising three songs captured during the performance
  • Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Joe LaBarbera and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording  (estimated delivery date 11/4/2022)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Project Highlights

  • Prominent credit listing on the inner sleeve of the record packaging and the Sam First Records website
  • A private concert with the Joe La Barbera Trio, in person at Sam First, or at another acceptable location, for you and up to 20 of your friends
  • An autographed, one-of-a-kind test pressing of the album
  • The exclusive "Joe La Barbera Narrated Listening Guide"- a video where LaBarbera plays examples from a carefully curated selection of tunes and explains what it is about these particular tracks that have inspired his music
  • One-on-one private lesson with Joe La Barbera, in person or online

About this project

Joe La Barbera’s energetic touch and masterful soloing has established him as not only a giant in, but a living master of the music.

Joe La Barbera is best known for his recordings and live performances with the trio of pianist Bill Evans in the final years of Evans' career. Additionally, over the course of his career, Joe La Barbera has been the choice drummer for jazz greats Woody Herman, Tony Bennett, Chuck Mangione and Joe Farrell among several others. Today, he remains one of the most in-demand drummers on the west coast, and is a regular on the Sam First stage.

We’re excited to invite you to experience the La Barbera Quintet Live through the Sam First Records Experience. Through episodic videos, interviews with the performers, behind the scenes footage and more, you will gain unique insight into La Barbera’s creative process and the crafting of his latest recording live from Sam First!