Gymnopédie No​.​1

by Will Magid

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We were planning on sharing this later, but my heart is heavy and this piece (composed over a century ago by Erik Satie) soothes my soul.

On Friday, December 2nd, at approximately 11:30 PM, a tragic fire erupted in an artist collective workspace in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. Within the space many artists and attendees of our community were present. To date, the exact number of injuries and fatalities are unconfirmed but have risen to 36 and may take weeks to resolve. Sadly, what is known is that this is a massive tragedy for the Bay Area Arts community

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit that has been involved in the greater Bay Area artist community for the last 10 years, has deep and personal connections with many of the presumed victims of the tragedy. They set up a relief fund for the surviving victims as well as the families of those that passed. Please donate directly to the organization.

Alternatively any proceeds from this recording will otherwise be sent to the fund.

youcaring.com/oaklandfirefund

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released December 5, 2016
String/Horn Arrangement: Geoffrey Pope
Recording/Mixing: Miles Senzaki
Trumpet/arrangement/recording/producer: Will Magid
Trombone: Adam Theis
Clarinet: Garret Kobsef

Strings Quartet:
Anna Corcoran, Lizzy Dickenson, Lyda Luce, Jasmine Lau

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Will Magid San Francisco, California

Will Magid’s trumpet will take you to Havana in the summertime. It will take you to a Ghanaian funeral and, simultaneously, a French dance club. It will take you to soul music in Japan, then to the cusp of the end of the world, where everyone’s dancing because they have nothing to lose. ... more

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