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 5/20/2022)
  • 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 2/5/23)

$50

174 of 175 remaining

Vinyl Participant (est. delivery date 2/5/23)
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (estimated delivery date 2/5/2023)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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 Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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 Josh Nelson - in person or online
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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 Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (estimated delivery date 2/5/2023)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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

4 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 Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (estimated delivery date 2/5/2023)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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 2/5/2023)
  • 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 2/5/2023)
  • 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 Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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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Private Concert Participant

$4,000

2 of 2 remaining

Private Concert Participant
  • An autographed, numbered, vinyl pressing of the recording (estimated ship date 2/5/2023)
  • A private concert with the Josh Nelson 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 Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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
  • An autographed, numbered vinyl pressing of the recording (estimated ship date 2/5/2023)
  • 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 Josh Nelson and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording  (estimated delivery date 5/20/2022)
  • 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 Josh Nelson 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 "Josh Nelson Narrated Listening Guide"- a video where Nelson 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 Josh Nelson, in-person or online

About this project

Josh Nelson (piano), Walter Smith III (tenor saxophone), Larry Koonse (guitar), Luca Alemanno (bass), Dan Schnelle (drums) + special guest Gaby Moreno (vocals)
 
Recorded live at Sam First on February 18 and 19, 2022

Born and raised in Southern California, pianist/composer/bandleader Josh Nelson has performed and recorded with many of the world's most respected musicians including Kurt Elling, Natalie Cole, Benny Golson and John Clayton. Nelson is also widely viewed as one of the most sought-after bandleaders on the west coast with seven critically acclaimed records under his own name. Nelson's new recording for Sam First Records documents a wide range of his music written specifically for, and performed alongside, long-time collaborators including modern saxophone icon Walter Smith III and special guest vocalist Gaby Moreno.