Platorum is ten new original “discount Jazz” songs from hybrid guitarist Bradford Ray Bailey.
Platorum features Bradford Ray Bailey playing bass and guitar at the same time on his custom 8-string hybrid bass/guitar, with Chrs Garges on drums. This raw duo album was cut live in the studio—with a few mistakes fixed, and a few left in.
“The word Platorum means happiness and inspiration are all around us, but sometimes they’re written upside down and sideways in a mirror. That mirror in my life is live music. Live music is where we can learn to master the high art of being childlike without being childish. This album is the soundtrack to a turning point in my life where I’ve recovered both the joy of music and my voice as an artist.”
Recorded by Chris Garges and Daniel Hodges at Old House Studios, Charlotte, NC. Mixed by Bradford Ray Bailey at Apt. EQ258. Mastered by Wade Starnes at GAT3 Studios, Charlotte, NC. Photos by Mike Hammer. Logo by Hilary K.