Forces of Nature

by Galen Willett

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released April 29, 2012

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Artwork by Adnane Bénali -

"San Francisco Sounds" & "Energy Cycle"
recorded May 6, 2010 at Berklee Studios
Sean Peters - trumpet
Wes Maples - tenor sax -
Devin Riley - trombone
Boyoung Jang - piano -
Tom Frazer - guitar -
Galen Willett - bass -
Ale Giuliani - drumset -
Tim McClain, Avi Gunther - additional perc on "Energy Cycle"
Avi Gunther - recording engineer -
Tim McClain - studio assistant
Steve Bone - mix engineer

"De Marrakesh à Dakar" & "Hero Story"
recorded May 4, 2011 at Berklee Studios
and "Never Can Tell (live)" & "Energy Cycle (live)"
recorded February 22, 2011 at Berk Recital Hall
Sean Peters - trumpet
Wes Maples - tenor sax -
Ben Al-Mateen - trombone on "De Marrakesh" and "Hero Story"
Kajito Noda - baritone sax
KTG Sang Hyun Park - keyboards
Tom Frazer - guitar -
Adam Block - guitar
Galen Willett - bass -
Pat Simard - drumset -
Themba Mkhatshwa - djembe and congas
Nando Costa - co-producer, recording engineer, mix engineer

"Mahjong (live)"
recorded November 20, 2010 at Recital Hall 1W
Leah Washington - flute
Sean Peters - trumpet
Wes Maples - tenor sax -
Tom Kain - piano
Tom Frazer - guitar -
Galen Willett - bass -
Ale Giuliani - drumset -
Christian Colón - congas

All tracks mastered by Josh Alba at The Living Room.

All songs by Galen Willett.


Special thanks to:
Sam Ravenna and Alex Roderick of the band Astrothought for giving me the idea of releasing this; and to all Forces of Nature alumni who aren't on these recordings: Conor Jones (trumpet), Adric Rosen (flute and tenor sax), Thad Noland (tenor sax), Quinn Carson (trombone), Alex "Chilli" Csillag (trombone), Zayn Mohammed (guitar), Kyle Duppstadt (drumset), Chris Orozco (drumset and congas), Mike Figueiredo (congas), and Judith Soberanes (congas).



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Galen Willett Boston, Massachusetts

Galen Willett is an electric bass player and composer.

He founded the band Forces of Nature and released a free digital album of his compositions for the group, featuring "De Marrakesh A Dakar," which uses rhythms and musical ideas from Morocco and Senegal.

Galen currently performs with Boston-based groups including Kina Zoré (Afro-pop) and Maris and the Merry Rockers (pop/folk/reggae).
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