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Hello SOTW community! Episode 4 of the new mini documentary surrounding my upcoming album release Skyward Eye is up for your viewing pleasure. This episode focuses on the production side of the album, and features producer and engineer (and top filmmaker) Alex Chaloff discussing what inspired the sonic landscapes that we created on Skyward Eye. I hope you enjoy it - please leave your comments below! Can you name an album that really "took you somewhere"?

Skyward Eye is available for pre-order on iTunes, Bandcamp (physical goods) and Amazon. Bandcamp contains the "complete edition" which is a collectible, hand stitched artbook/album hybrid.

Producer, engineer and master concert film maker (Syncopated Ladies, Kurt Elling, Kneebody) Alex Chaloff discusses what he calls "visual music", working on Skyward Eye and what listeners can expect from the Jonathan Rowden Group's progressive approach to album-making.

"If I'm seeing nothing, it means the music's dead"

"These aren't 1 or 2 minute solos where we're 'talking you you somewhere', we're REALLY taking you somewhere." - Chaloff

Produced, Directed and Edited by Jonathan Rowden
Cinematography by Chris James Creative (

album credits:
Jonathan Rowden
tenor & soprano saxophones/electronics/vocals
Ryan Pryor
James Yoshizawa
Jordan Richards

Produced by Alex Chaloff and Jonathan Rowden with the Jonathan Rowden Group
Sound Engineered by Alex Chaloff
Mixed and Mastered by Alex Chaloff at Buckets Moving Company, Los Angeles, CA
Prepared by Daniel Rosenboom at Orenda Sound Labs, Los Angeles, CA
Original Artwork by Kazu Kibuishi
© Jonathan Rowden Music (ASCAP), 2107 (tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
© Ryan Pryor (BMI), 2017 (tracks 1, 2, 3, 7)
All rights reserved

(c)Orenda Records 2017
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