Afterplay - contemporary jazz album - Brian Kelly music

Afterplay, Brian’s second album release of contemporary instrumental music, was awarded #2 Contemporary Jazz Album by Independent Music Awards, nominated “Best Instrumental Jazz Album 2009″ by Just Plain Folks Music Awards and includes world-class talents on sax, drums, guitar, and flute.

AWARDS & Distinctions: Afterplay

Just Plain Folks Music Awards 2009
Best Instrumental Jazz Album
Second Place Winner
 Just Plain Folks Music Awards 2009
Best Instrumental Jazz Song
“Celtic Fire” from Afterplay

the swing and complexity of melodic jazz and the studio precision of Steely Dan... make a confident statement.

– East Bay Express

Brian Kelly (and company) tear it up on AFTERPLAY, track after track... It's chock full of great tunes, superb musicianship…


music that sings with pure, eloquent energy and joie de vivre. An audio delight for jazz enthusiasts everywhere.

– Midwest Book Review

There is a sense of raw and unadulterated joy in the playing that escapes many artists.

– Improvijazzation

I have found a jewel with Brian Kelly's AFTERPLAY. …a wonderful blend of contemporary jazz with a taste of New Age.

– Dionne MaldonadoWFSS 91.9 FM


All music composed, arranged, & produced by Brian Kelly
© & 2008 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)

Brian Kelly – Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, Pennywhistle, Voice
Eric Crystal – Alto Sax (tracks 1 & 6)
David Rokeach – Drums (tracks 1,2,3,6,8)
Ross Wilson – Trumpet & Trombone (track 2)
Tim Bolling – Percussion (tracks 2,9,10)
Viviana Guzman – Flute (tracks 3 & 7)
Carol Alban – Flute (track 7)
James Robinson* – Guitar (tracks 9 & 11)
* Appears courtesy of Favored Nations Records

Mixing Engineer: Gary Mankin, San Francisco, CA
Mastering: Michael Romanowski, San Francisco, CA
Recording Engineers:
Jason Sherbundy (sax), San Francisco, CA
Dave Bell (drums), Bellboy Recording, Richmond, CA
Bryan Matheson (flutes), Skyline Studios, Oakland, CA
Ross Wilson (trumpet & trombone) Disher Music & Sound, San Francisco, CA
James Robinson (guitar) San Jose, CA
Brian Kelly (piano, keyboards, percussion, pennywhistle, voice) Skylight Music, Oakland, CA
Art Design: BK

  • Total Playing Time: 49:15
  • UPC# 692381100228
  • Label: Skylight Music
  • Catalog# SL-1002
  • Release Date: Nov. 1, 2008

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