AEA Sessions: Josh Nelson – The Architect

Josh Nelson’s intricate piano composition

Musician and composer, Josh Nelson, plays his original piece, “The Architect” in this AEA Session. The R88 stereo ribbon was used exclusively to capture the solo baby grand piano, without any effects, compression or EQ.

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Behind the Scenes

  • AEA R88 - Grand Piano
  • RME Fireface UFX
  • Nuendo 4 @ 96k/24bit
About The Artist

Born and raised in Southern California, Josh Nelson maintains an active schedule as a pianist, composer, touring and recording artist, and educator.

Josh has recorded on countless albums, films, and television, but also focuses on his own projects: Anticipation (2004), Let it Go (2007), and I Hear a Rhapsody (2009). Discoveries (2011) signaled a change in artistic direction with the unvieiling of “The Discvoery Project”, an exploration into the world of live music with interactive visual multi-media components. His new album Exploring Mars (2015) ventures to the Red Planet.

Josh’s compositions and performances have earned him many awards, scholarships, and accolades over the years, some of which include the Louis Armstrong Award, the John Philip Sousa Award, and as a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2006 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.

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