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Aim to Stay (Complete Edition)

by William Chernoff

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Here is the extended 'director's cut' of my first studio album, Aim to Stay.

It's the best product I can offer for letting a large body of my work run through your headphones or your room.

This Complete Edition has double the jazz, compared with the album I released digitally and on CD in October 2020.

You now have all of my work from the two recording sessions that led to the album.

Here, there are three all-new tracks to my Bandcamp: the two takes of "A Four Way in the Heart of the West End" and the uncut take of "Makie Elkino".

Also, you'll find some of the bits and pieces I've released exclusively in the year since — under these titles: ATS Bonus Tape, Niel Gow's Lament, and Esh — weaved into the new tracklist.

This tracklist is chronological. The first seven tracks are from the 2015 recording session, from the start of the day to the end of the evening. The others are similarly from the 2016 recording session.

Thank you for celebrating the anniversary of Aim to Stay with me!



released September 24, 2021

All music written by William Ross Chernoff (SOCAN)

William Chernoff - upright bass, tracks 2-7
bass guitar, tracks 8-15

Thad Bailey-Mai - trumpet, all tracks except 7

Jonny Tobin - grand piano, all tracks

Bobby Wiens - drums, tracks 2-6

Carson Tworow - drums, tracks 8-14

Produced by William Chernoff

Recorded at Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC by Elisa Pangsaeng on June 7th, 2015 (1-7) and July 4th, 2016 (tracks 8-15)

Mixed at 12TH ST Sound in New Westminster, BC by Anthony Cenerini (tracks 1-5, 7, and 9-12)

Mixed by Garrett Trojanek (track 15)

Art by Nicole M. Shewchuk

Special thanks to Anna Chernoff, Steve Clements, Victoria Cowan, Tom Dobrzanski, and Ulla Jørholt


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William Chernoff Vancouver, British Columbia

My name’s Will and I'm currently a jazz musician, YouTuber, and writer.

Jazz bassist and composer William Chernoff is an independent artist who presents all-original music. His most successful works to date are the Bill Frisell-inspired instrumental "Little Mylk (Discovery)" and the funk tune "Lutin" which recalls Herbie Hancock. Chernoff is one of Canada’s most prolific jazz composers under 30. ... more

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