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Eric Ladish

Composer, Arranger, Trombonist,
Music Producer, & Educator

The Game is Afoot - Composed by Eric Ladish | from "Songs from In Between"
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The Game is Afoot - Composed by Eric Ladish | from "Songs from In Between"

"The Game is Afoot" is my love letter to the story of Persona 5. From my album "Songs from In Between": https://linktr.ee/ericladish Purchase "The Game is Afoot": https://www.ericltrombone.com/product-page/the-game-is-afoot SUBSCRIBE for more new jazz music: https://www.youtube.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Patreon for exclusive content! https://www.patreon.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/ericltrombone --------------------------------------------------- Persona 5 is one of my favorite modern video games, both in terms of its soundtrack and its story. The rivalry between Joker and Akechi is painted in such an interesting way (it reminds me a lot of Light vs. L in Death Note). The constant game of cat-and-mouse the two play is such a riveting tale of the dueling ideals of justice - and that battle is precisely what this tune was written about! In writing this tune, I did give myself the challenge of trying to write music that actively didn't sound like Persona 5's soundtrack (there were a few spots I just couldn't help myself). My primary musical inspirations for this tune included Zac Zinger (in particular, "Hiphopcrisy" from his record "Fulfillment" comes to mind), as well as the big band music of Bob Mintzer. This is one of my favorite things I've written in a really long time and I would love for as many people to hear it as possible, so if you enjoy this please consider sending it to friends & colleagues you think might also enjoy it! More jazz big band music and more Split Screen on the way soon! --------------------------------------------------- Social Media: Website: https://www.ericltrombone.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricLTrombone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericltrombone/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ericltrombone Personnel: Altos: @SabIrene Tenors: @downtownelijahbrown Bari: @JDmusicwoodwinds Lead Trumpet: @casey-brefka Section Trumpets: Eric Ladish (hey that's me!) Trombones (Solo): Eric Ladish (hey that's still me!) Guitar: @wolfman1405 Vibraphone: @RahulVanamali Piano: @DavidChihlas Bass: @NicoMendozaMusic Drums: Joseph Heflin "The Game is Afoot" (Advanced) was composed, arranged, and produced by Eric Ladish in 2023.
Another Lifetime - Composed by Eric Ladish | from "Songs from In Between"
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Another Lifetime - Composed by Eric Ladish | from "Songs from In Between"

My original jazz big band music is NOW AVAILABLE! Please enjoy my ECM-style, bossa nova power-ballad, "Another Lifetime." From my album "Songs from In Between": https://linktr.ee/ericladish Purchase "Another Lifetime": https://www.ericltrombone.com/product-page/another-lifetime SUBSCRIBE for more new jazz music: https://youtube.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Patreon for exclusive content! https://patreon.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/ericltrombone --------------------------------------------------- I feel that the program notes best summarize the meaning of this tune: "At its core, 'Another Lifetime' is a breakup song. I wrote this tune after a very serious long-term relationship I was in ended abruptly. While this chart is primarily about the bittersweetness of a romantic breakup, those feelings can also apply to the end of any kind of valuable interpersonal relationship. Whether it's a life partner or a close friend you've drifted apart from, there's almost always a fondness for the memories you created together that'll be missed--even if the end of that relationship is ultimately for the best. The memory of what things used to be often left me with the thought that in another lifetime, things might've worked out differently--hence the title." This is the first of 5 original charts I've had recorded by professional musicians, all of which are available for purchase on my website! I've been really excited about this project for a long time, and I'm very pleased to share the results of my work with the world. I will plan to upload one new original big band chart to YouTube per month - please stay tuned for more of my work! --------------------------------------------------- My name is Eric - and I play trombone! Here on my YouTube channel, you'll hear a combination of my original music and my video game jazz fusion band, Split Screen! Social Media: Website: https://www.ericltrombone.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricLTrombone Facebook: https://facebook.com/EricLTrombone/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ericltrombone/ Personnel: Alto Saxes: @FoolishFrankie Tenor Saxes: @downtownelijahbrown Bari Sax: @JDmusicwoodwinds Lead Trumpet: @casey-brefka Section Trumpet: Eric Ladish Flugelhorn Soloist: @jazzthatbrass3484 Trombones: Eric Ladish Guitar: @wolfman1405 Vibraphone: @RahulVanamali Piano: @DavidChihlas Bass: @AndyRu Drums: Joseph Heflin "Another Lifetime" (Medium-Advanced) was composed, arranged, and produced by Eric Ladish in 2023.
BIG SHOT Jazz Cover - DELTARUNE Chapter 2 Jazz || Eric L.
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BIG SHOT Jazz Cover - DELTARUNE Chapter 2 Jazz || Eric L.

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE A [[BIG SHOT]]!! Big Shots is available NOW! https://album.link/BigShots SUBSCRIBE for more DELTARUNE jazz: https://youtube.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Patreon for exclusive content! https://patreon.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/ericltrombone --------------------------------------------------- Fun fact: I originally didn't plan on covering this tune when I first heard it, and now it's the largest track on Big Shots (and a personal favorite of mine)! I'm always a little hesitant to cover music that has repetitive or non-melodic vocals in it because I have a hard time writing around them, but in this instance I felt completely fine just removing them because this band is THAT TIGHT (seriously, go give everyone in this band a follow. These musicians are all incredible and I would work with them again in an instant: thank you guys). Additional thanks to friend and fellow cover artist @Medllix for lending her ears to this mix. Her feedback really helped me elevate this from good to great: thank you Brooke, you rock! That's it! Big Shots is out, go listen, save it to your playlists - and tell your friends! If the album does well, there's a good chance there'll be another DELTARUNE/UNDERTALE project sometime next year :) --------------------------------------------------- My name is Eric - and I play trombone! Here on my YouTube channel, I combine my love of music and video games by making jazz versions of video game songs on Mondays! Equipment: Audio Interface - Presonus Audiobox USB 2X2 Audio Interface Microphone - Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone Camera - Canon T3i DAW - Reaper Video Editing Software - Vegas Social Media: My Website: https://www.ericltrombone.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricLTrombone Facebook: https://facebook.com/EricLTrombone/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ericltrombone/ Have a tune you'd like to hear me cover? Drop a line here and suggest a cover: http://tiny.cc/CoverSuggestions Info about my BIG SHOT Jazz Cover: Song: BIG SHOT Game: DELTARUNE Chapter 2 Composer: Toby Fox Arrangement, Video, and Production: Eric L. Personnel: Alto Saxophones: @FoolishFrankie Tenor & Bari Saxophones: @downtownelijahbrown Trumpets 1 & 3: @TylerMire Trumpets 2 & 4: @jazzthatbrass Trombones 1 & 3, Solo: Me! Trombones 2 & 4: @AllisonMartin Piano: @DSMusic394 Bass: @AndyRu Drums: @8bitMusicTheory
Wings of Time: Music from Chrono Trigger - Arranged by Eric Ladish (Chrono Trigger Marching Band)
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Wings of Time: Music from Chrono Trigger - Arranged by Eric Ladish (Chrono Trigger Marching Band)

"Wings of Time" is a full-length marching band field show concept featuring music from "Chrono Trigger"! Musical selections include: I. Presentiment/Chrono Trigger - 0:00 II. Corridors of Time - 1:48 III. World Revolution - 3:42 IV. Memories of Green - 5:19 Stream "Wings of Time" on Spotify & more: https://album.link/qpwgqrjvnptmp Original Compositions by Yasunori Mitsuda Arrangements by Me! Visit https://www.ericltrombone.com/ to learn more about me as an arranger, composer, performer, and educator. (Preview scores available upon request - contact me at ericltrombone@gmail.com) SUBSCRIBE for more video game music arrangements: https://youtube.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Patreon for exclusive content! https://patreon.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/ericltrombone Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricLTrombone Facebook: https://facebook.com/EricLTrombone/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/ericltrombone/ Personnel: Arrangement, Production, & Video: Eric Ladish Flute: Jessica Baird Clarinet 1: @StevenHigbee Clarinet 2: @Medllix Alto Sax: Kendal Blumenthal Tenor Sax: @FoolishFrankie Baritone Sax: @insaneintherainmusic Trumpet 1: Jacob Batey Trumpet 2: Eric L. Mellophone (Audio): @TheJohnStacy Mellophone (Video): Eric Ladish Low Brass: Eric Ladish Tuba: @WarTubaFox Synthesizer: Eric Ladish Electric Bass: @NicoMendozaMusic Glockenspiel: @Sean081799 Xylophone (Programming): Eric Ladish Vibraphone: Nico Mendoza Marimbas: @VRonMediaMusic Aux. Percussion: Sean R. Hanson Additional Aux. Percussion Programming: Eric Ladish
Corridors of Time Jazz Fusion Cover - Chrono Trigger | Split Screen
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Corridors of Time Jazz Fusion Cover - Chrono Trigger | Split Screen

Ladies, gentlemen, and nonbinary friends: it is my distinct pleasure to introduce "Split Screen," VGM's newest jazz fusion band! SUBSCRIBE for more Jazz Fusion VGM: https://youtube.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Patreon for exclusive content! https://patreon.com/ericltrombone Follow Split Screen on Social Media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/splitscreenvgm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SplitScreenVGM --------------------------------------------------- Split Screen is an idea that I've had for a few years, and have just never made the time/gotten out of my own way to start. Making music on your own is fun, but MAN is it so much more rewarding to work on with a group of incredible musicians like this one. Being the JRPG fan that I am, I couldn't think of a more appropriate tune to start Split Screen with! The music of Chrono Trigger has always had a hold on me, and Corridors of Time has been one of my favorites for the longest time (it may be my second "Dearly Beloved", and if you've been here for a long time you know what I mean by that). By far, my favorite part to write was the metric modulation toward the middle - you'll know it when you hear it ;) We will be launching our next video in a few weeks! My intent with this group is to maintain a schedule of roughly one video per month, eventually culminating in an album of high quality VGM jazz arrangements - to give you all something to look forward to :) --------------------------------------------------- We are Split Screen! Split Screen is a VGM jazz fusion band dedicated to reimagining game music in new and innovative ways. Personnel: @EricLTrombone - Trombone/Arranger @khryswilliams - Trumpet/Flugelhorn @FoolishFrankie - Alto Saxophone @downtownelijahbrown - Tenor Saxophone @DSMusic394 - Piano @DavidChihlas - Electric Piano @AndyRu - Bass @8bitMusicTheory - Drums Video editing by @RoPanuganti!
Dearly Beloved Jazz Cover - Kingdom Hearts || Split Screen (for March Caprice 4)
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Dearly Beloved Jazz Cover - Kingdom Hearts || Split Screen (for March Caprice 4)

Dearly Beloved but it's in 5/4 but also 7/8 but also there's a 4:5 polyrhythm Check out our debut album! https://linktr.ee/splitscreenvgm SUBSCRIBE for more video game music: https://www.youtube.com/ericltrombone SUPPORT my channel on Patreon for exclusive content! https://www.patreon.com/ericltrombone Follow Split Screen on Social Media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/splitscreenvgm Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/splitscreenvgm --------------------------------------------------- If you've followed my channel for an extended period of time, you'll know that I've written MANY arrangements of "Dearly Beloved" - I think this is number 7? This particular version has been sitting in my head for a long time, I just haven't known how to execute it: until Split Screen, that is! The 4-note main theme of "Dearly Beloved" is a simple one, and because I'm stupid and have a jazz degree I decided the most fun way to play with it would be a 4:5 polyrhythm. It's Dearly Beloved jazz, but silly. Additionally, I'd like to formally welcome our absolute ROCKSTAR of a guitarist Kenan Salazar! I met Kenan at a recording session in Boston with longtime friend & frequent collaborator Charles Ritz, and as we finished production of the first Split Screen album I knew I wanted to get him in on what we're working on. Kenan has been incredible to work with, and I hope you all look forward to hearing more of him in future Split Screen arrangements! Split Screen is alive and kicking! We're hard at work preparing to play VGM Con next month, and already recording music for our next album (including this one)! --------------------------------------------------- We are Split Screen! Split Screen is a VGM jazz fusion band dedicated to reimagining game music in new and innovative ways. #SplitScreenVGM is: @EricLTrombone - Trombone, Arrangement @khryswilliams - Trumpet @downtownelijahbrown - Alto Saxophone @FoolishFrankie - Tenor Saxophone @KenanSalazarMusicHouse - Guitar (Solo) @DSMusic394 - Piano @AndyRu - Bass, Mixing @8bitMusicTheory - Drums Video Editing by @RoPanuganti "Dearly Beloved" was composed by Yoko Shimomura for the Kingdom Hearts series, first releasing in 2002.

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