Studies, Vol. 1

by Brady Cohan

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LA composer and guitarist Brady Cohan announces his debut solo work for guitar and electronics, the lush, gentle Studies, Vol. 1 EP. Recorded around his film score work, Studies, Vol. 1 represents a hugely accomplished musician-for-hire expressing his own immense creativity.

As a musician, Brady Cohan inhabits multiple creative worlds. He is a key part of the vital Downtown LA jazz scene that features musicians such as Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes (who, indeed, features on Studies, Vol. 1) and Josiah Steinbrick. As a sought-after Hollywood film composer and assistant composer, his credits include Good Girls and Crashing. His session guitar playing has seen him tour alongside such giants as Stewart Copeland, Queen Latifah, Stanley Clarke, Natalie Cole and countless more. His debut solo work, Studies, Vol. 1, distills these contrasting musical influences and backgrounds into a uniquely eloquent instrumental collection, subtly energising and brimming with life. A record, he writes, that “connects the way I play the guitar with the kind of music I want to write.”

“Studies, Vol. 1 is a set of miniatures that I wrote as a means to explore various techniques relating to the guitar and electronics. Some of the material was based solely around guitar improvisations, while some was more carefully planned out with defined forms and musical material. The process of writing and recording this record took on another unexpected function for me as well: it was therapeutic. With all the craziness that is 2020, it felt really nice to have a positive outlet to direct some of what I've been feeling. I hope this music can serve as a source of comfort, as it did me, for anyone else who might need it."


released December 4, 2020


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