Detail from The Blue Notes, a painting of musical notation in shades of blue by the painter Jon Boi

The TAC ProjectAll the things a bass can do.

“Like a ghost. ★★★★”
Fiona Ord-Shrimpton (All About Jazz)

The TAC Project is a journey to explore the various possibilities of what a single instrument can do. It led to the concept that a bass could be a melodic and harmonic instrument, in addition to holding down a bass line. As a player, creating the multiple tracks to accomplish this was difficult but exciting at the same time.

I’ve always believed that a true musician works towards mastering their own instrument but must have a concept of what all other musicians do to achieve the overall musical statement. It is with many talented people around me that this musical concept became reality. I couldn’t have done this without them. I hope that this music brings as much joy to everyone as it has provided me. I am truly blessed to have the wonder of Music to share! Peace and Harmony!

Tim Carmichael

Images

Tim Carmichael and Pete Ehrmann of The TAC Project at Mo Betta Gumbo in Loveland, Colorado. They are performing on stage in front of a large window that looks out onto downtown at night.
Tim Carmichael and Pete Ehrmann of The TAC Project at Mo Betta Gumbo in Loveland, Colorado.

Releases

  • The TAC Project―Watching Water (Curious Automata, 2014) A journey to explore the various possibilities of bass.

Band Members