SETELAH 15 TAHUN INDRA AZIZ RESMI MERILIS ALBUM PERDANA

Akhirnya! Setelah lebih dari 15 tahun berkarya dalam dunia musik jazz Indonesia, album perdana Indra Aziz telah hadir. Mungkin Anda bertanya, kenapa menunggu begitu lama? Selama ini Indra dikenal di Indonesia sebagai pelatih vokal selebritas dan program TV populer seperti Indonesian Idol dan The Voice Indonesia, Ia juga memiliki sebuah YouTube channel dengan lebih dari 300 ribu subscriber, VokalPlus. “Semua itu adalah distraksi yang menyenangkan,” katanya, namun menulis lagu dan tampil di atas panggung adalah passion Indra yang sesungguhnya. Sebelum For Good, Indra telah merilis beberapa single dalam rentang beberapa tahun, di antaranya Jakarta City Blues tahun 2006, Pembohong tahun 2013, Times of Yesterday tahun 2014, dan beberapa featuring di proyek lainnya seperti duet dengan Danilla dalam kompilasi Tiga Dara – Aransemen Ulang Lagu Film tahun 2016, dan sebuah versi big band dari lagu Ismail Marzuki, Sabda Alam, dalam album Senandung Indonesia milik komposer Ricky Lionardi.

Album yang diproduseri sendiri ini berisikan 8 lagu, dalam gaya musik jazz dan soul. Lagu-lagu dalam album ini berbicara tentang cinta dan kehidupan, dua tema favorit Indra. Album ini dibuka dengan lagu Come Love, sebuah komposisi love song bernuansa Brazilian yang liriknya mengandung tribut untuk Miles Davis dan Gener Krupa. Kemudian di track 5, Give Love, Get Love, Spread The Love, kita dapat mendengar adanya pergeseran dalam gaya musik, dari jazz tradisional menuju ke musik yang lebih soul. Lalu selanjutnya diikuti oleh 3 lagu terakhir yang merupakan komposisi terbaru dari Indra Aziz Livin’ It Up, Times of Yesterday, dan For Good. Dalam produksi tiga lagu terakhir ini, Indra dibantu oleh vocal producer handal Indonesia, Irvan Natadiningrat untuk memproduksi aransemen vokal yang unik dan kaya.

Album ini adalah sebuah penambahan unik dalam dunia musik Indonesia dan global, khususnya dalam kategori male soul jazz vocals.

Album Information

All songs were written and arranged by Indra Aziz

Aisha Noval Executive Producer
Indra Aziz Producer
Irvan Natadiningrat Vocal arr (6, 7, 8)
Danny Ardiono Engineer
Danny Ardiono Mix, master (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Anggi Anggoro Mix, master (6, 7, 8)
dedidude Artwork & Photography

Irsa Destiwi Piano
Dony Sundjoyo Contra-bass, electric bass
Elfa Zulham Drums
Ricad Hutapea Tenor, soprano sax, flute
Nikita Dompas Guitar (3)
Masako Hamamura Piano (3)
Titi Rajo Bintang Drums (3)
Marini Nainggolan Backing vocals (5)
Ranya Badudu Backing vocals (5)
Menu Hentiasanti Backing vocals (6, 7)
Irvan Natadiningrat Backing vocals (6, 7)

This album was recorded live at Salihara Studio, with additional vocal recording at Bro’s Music Studio.

Profile

Indra Aziz is jazz and soul singer-songwriter from Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also known in Indonesia as a celebrity vocal trainer. To the younger audience, Indra is a popular music YouTuber with over 25 million views on his channel, giving free vocal lessons to his subscribers. Indra started performing professionally since 2001, singing and playing saxophones in jazz clubs and festivals throughout the country. In 2006, Indra released his first single Jakarta City Blues which got nominated for The Best Jazz Production in AMI Awards.

Indra’s music is heavily influenced by jazz and soul rock traditions. John Coltrane, Bill Evans, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and The Black Crowes are some of Indra’s favorite artists. When writing his lyrics, he’s mostly inspired by life and love stories. In the early days of his performing career, he often sings jazz standard tunes in regular gigs singing songs from the American Songbook repertoire as well as Broadway musicals. But he also has a soul rock jam band, Souleh & Soulehah (with Nikita Dompas, Rayen Sunito, & Mono Neurotic) where he feeds his lust for the more upbeat and funky grooves. Indra also likes to experiment every once in a while, he had a jazz quartet with a human beatboxer, Beatbop Project (with Riza Arshad, Indra Perkasa, and Billy BdaBX).

Indra didn’t do many recordings prior to his latest album For Good (2018), he’s more focused on performing and doing other music projects, but he did release a few singles, and got featured in a number of compilations. Some of the releases include Pembohong (single, 2013), Siapa Namanya, Pilih Menantu duet with Danilla (Aransemen Ulang Musik Film Tiga Dara, 2016), and Sabda Alam (Ricky Lionardi’s Senandung Indonesia, 2018).

Outside of his performing and recording, Indra founded VokalPlus, a popular content creation brand with over 350k subscribers on YouTube, and 230k followers on Instagram, making and curating vocal related content on social media, and with VokalPlus he also produced vocal training CD’s and mobile apps.

Contact Information
ph: +62 811149041
email: contact@indraaziz.com
social: @indraaziz
www.indraaziz.com

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