"ANANDA-the world is bliss": An Album by Christian Finger

A project in Brooklyn, NY by Christian Finger

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New compositions reflecting my experiences on different places on Earth. CD will feature top jazz musicians from NYC & string quartet.
Backers: 82
Average Pledge Per Backer: $98

Funded: $8,075 of $8,000
Dates: May 19th -> Jun 18th (30 days)
Project By: Christian Finger
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Latest News

Awesome Liner Notes by renowned Jazz author Bob Blumenthal

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Friends; I got those beautiful notes that I wanted to share with you... ANANDA Liner Notes by Bob Blumenthal. The concept of jazz as process, as a means of collective creation rather than a set of specific rhythms or riffs, keeps gaining... (Read More)

CD is mixed and mastered/more news

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers, Here is a little report from Ananda Land: I have finished the mixing (with the great Chris Sully) and mastering (with the great Kevin Blackler) of the music. Let me tell you:this CD is going to sound really good. Yesterday the talented... (Read More)

String Quartet Music has been recorded!!!!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm happy to report that I had an amazing Recording Session last Sunday with the Mivos Quartet (they played my String Quartet Music for upcoming CD "Ananda"); also on the picture my friend Carl who helped me w/ arranging. Left to right: Carl, Victor,... (Read More)


December 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Dear "Ananda" Supporters, Thank you all for your support; may the new year be full of light and peace for you!!! Christian  (Read More)

I forgot last time...

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Of course also recording in the studio was the amazing Jeff Ballard-we played a great drum duo... Adam joined us in the beginning.  CF  (Read More)

Hello "Ananda" Fans!!!

December 6th - via: kickstarter.com
It's been a while.....the last 6 weeks were ...epic you could say. The recording of the band tracks took place on October 28 in NYC, one day before Storm "Sandy" hit us, and we were already affected by it, but despite that we recorded and it went... (Read More)


October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Friends, this Sunday we are going to record the first (band) part of "Ananda" at the famous 'Sear Sound' Studio w/ the great James Farber as engineer. (Later this year the string quartet will be recorded) I've been writing and rehearsing, (e.g.... (Read More)

Its been a busy 3 weeks

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Friends, Liebe Freunde, lieve Vriende, Hello from me to you!! ...With an nice update: recording of the band will take place on October 21. after some hassle getting everybody together (quite a challenge, believe me) it's now happening!!! THANKS... (Read More)


June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
WOW, WOW and WOW!!!!IT'S DONE! Amazing!!! Fantastic.. Your support has been magnificent.. THANK YOU!!!!I'm happy and very grateful to you (and tired..)  (Read More)

Almost there-keep fingers crossed (pun intended)!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Supporters, I can't believe we are down to only a few hours left!  It seems like the 30 days just flew by.  Ananda has been the first thing I think about in the morning, and the last thing I think about at night.  And sometimes I think about... (Read More)

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