Craig Fernandez, Brad Scott, Adam Koltnow
1.13.17
Silent Bell

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Combining a blend of jazz styles, Silent Bell Quartet is a new project from a familiar group of Columbus music scene veterans. The band was showcased last summer as part of the line-up of the Jazz Series at M, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant in downtown Columbus. Tossing out older jazz standards, they have developed their instrumental re-imaginations of early legacy album-oriented rock.

Silent Bell Quartet consists of members of the central Ohio band Trace Marie & Blue Level. Their versatility of influences, drawn together by Craig Fernandez’s sax improvisational flow, creates a sonic appeal that will break new ground, adding to the landscape of great live music in central Ohio. Guitarist, Bradley Scott notes, “We’ve performed an evolving mix of familiar pop and original songs for over 10 years now.  The experience has led us to expand our sound in a new direction. We’re proud to be part of Columbus’ musical tradition and ready to add some new spice to the stew with this latest instrumental project.”

Tenor and soprano saxophonist Craig Fernandez states, “My arrangements are built on choosing great compositions from a particular era of rock and pop in the 1960s and 1970s.  I like to approach our songs like a vocalist. An element of what I am attempting to do is to sing the melody with my saxophone. ” Bassist, Adam Koltnow mentions, “These chill, tasteful tunes are perfect for many venues while giving the listener a new way to view the heritage of a jazz standard.”  Discover more and contact Silent Bell Quartet at www.bluelevelmusic.com.

Trace Marie and Blue Level
1/1/2006
Brad Scott/Patrick Callahan/Trace Marie

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"Nightbloom" is the first track off of our self titled album recorded by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden.  This song borrows imagery from the southwest of America night-blooming cactus flowers.  Columbus guitarist, Steve Sweney also adds to the atmosphere. This record is available on our Store page and Itunes.

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Nightbloom

 

Sun soaked posies on karma colored fields

Must be the time of the year that we’re in

Meadow’s moments, memories yield

She will wilt her way back to him

 

She was the still night

He was the bloom

Please say we’ll be together soon

The day can be so long

 

Nightbloom

You get your light from the moon

And you wanted the sun

But you got a night in June

 

Manic marigolds smile sad in the wind

Carrying her colors he hears her call

Dizzy daisies went South again

Ever since her, ever since her

Night blossoms’ fall

 

She was the still night

He was the bloom

Please say we’ll be together soon

The day can be so long

 

Nightbloom

You get your light from the moon

And you wanted the sun

But you got a night in June

 

Trace Marie and Blue Level
Squash

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This song was originally recorded for Columbus band, Squash.  It is about reflecting on good times listening to Van Morrison. The album was produced to benefit the Columbus Homeless Coalition and it also featured Gomez Beyer and RJD2.

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T-Shirt

 

Once in a great while

I’ll put on my shirt and

Pretend I’m you

Dancing around my room

In my shirt

And there’s old Van

Doing a Moondance

Like it’s the first time I’ve ever heard it

 

It’s just your size

In the big morning light

But the color is faded now

I got a closet full of times

Now you got a stain on your skin

Where the dye seeps through

Do you walk around

Showing off your tattoo?

Like it was something

Still totally new

Like when I think of love

Dancing around my room just like you

 

You used to do

Then I take my hand like

We used to do

Then I sway in time like

We used to do

Then I open my eyes and I’m

Alone in my room

 

And there’s a lot to say

About this old town

Like its growing a lot

I grew out of a lot of shirts in this town

But there’s something

That keeps this old rag new

Like when I think of love

When I dance around my room just like you

You used to do

Then I take my hand like

We used to do

Then I sway in time like

We used to do

Then I open my eyes and I’m

Alone in my room

 

We go dancing

Dance around my room

And now there’s Crazy Love that I’m listening to

So Glad Tidings to you

While I’ll dance around my room

Trace Marie & Blue Level
2014

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Find this song on "Rayleigh Scattering" in Itunes. 

Trace Marie & Blue Level
Brad Scott
Trace Marie & Blue Level
bradley scott

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Our album "Evenings" featured this soul song about soul searching.

Trace Marie and Blue Level featuring DJ James Brown
02/07/2015
Trace Marie and Blue Level

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This track was originally recorded for "The Arch City of Lights" album.  Our friend, Columbus DJ James Brown helped us put this together for a WCBE 90.5 production.

Trace Marie & Blue Level
Trace Marie & Blue Level
2014
Trace Marie & Blue Level
12/07/2013
Phil Phillips ยท George Khoury

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This demo is from a session at Arch City Studio.

Trace Marie & Blue Level
Adele
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Steve Miller
Trace Marie & Blue Level
Sade
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Tracy Chapman