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False Dawn

by Joel Kerr

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Water Talk 05:19
False Dawn 06:02
Air Talk 06:33
Jacksonville 05:43
She Was 06:08


The digital download includes a special bonus track!


released May 15, 2015

Joel’s love of modern literature, his fascination with modern classical music and his Japanese-Canadian heritage are the main sources of inspiration for this album. But the musical concept as a whole is the use of lush textures and space to create an atmosphere that is both meditative and minimalist, yet expressive.

Kenny Bibace, guitar
Andrew Boudreau, Fender Rhodes
Joel Kerr, bass
Mark Nelson, drums
Mireille Boily, voice (tracks 1, 2 & 3)

All compositions by Joel Kerr except Jacksonville (by Sufjan Stevens: used by permission of New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP)
All songs registered with SOCAN
Produced by Joel Kerr & Paul Johnston
Recorded at Mixart Studios, Montreal
Engineered & mixed by Paul Johnston
Additional engineering by David Payant & Francis Bélanger
Mastered by Guy Hébert at Karisma Studio
Album design by Avia Moore




Joel Kerr Montreal, Québec

Joel Kerr is a bassist, composer, arranger, and bandleader in Montreal, Quebec. In addition to the Joel Kerr Quintet, Joel is the leader, composer and arranger for his jazz Quartet, a member of experimental jazz trio Bean, one half of experimental klezmer duo Siach Hasadeh, and a member of soul/R&B band The Key-Lites. ... more


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