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3 Minutes to Midnight

Lawson Rollins

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3 Minutes to Midnight
Lawson Rollins
3:29
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Light the Way
Lawson Rollins
3:15
3
Island Time
Lawson Rollins
3:27
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Sway
Lawson Rollins
3:09
5
Driving Force
Lawson Rollins
3:46
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Southbound
Lawson Rollins
3:00
7
Stringdance
Lawson Rollins
3:47
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Time Shift
Lawson Rollins
3:09
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Reveal
Lawson Rollins
3:18
10
Split Second
Lawson Rollins
3:49
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Eternal
Lawson Rollins
3:38
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Mary's Rock
Lawson Rollins
3:21
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    41:08
"... Rollins continues to provide awe-inspiring melodies and riffs ... richness you’d expect from one who knows this Latin jazz subgenre all too well ... Rollins again puts on display his mastery of the exoticism of the music that has so captivated those of us who have been sufficiently exposed to it to know it holds so much mystique and elegance ... full of spirit and substance ... simply filled with the moving vibe that defies description but always speaks to you and manages to transport you to some wondrous land of colour and intrigue. If you are a big fan of Latin jazz music ... even if it will be your first exposure to it, you owe it to yourself to give 3 Minutes to Midnight a serious listen. Great effort again by Rollins."
- The Smooth Jazz Ride

Award-winning world beat guitarist Lawson Rollins ponders the last three minutes of his day, concentrating on the urgency of the moment, the exhilaration of the speed of sound, the poignancy of the remaining time and the mystical power of the number three. Rollins wrote these dozen multicultural compositions, all in the three minute range and illuminated by his prodigious fingerstyle guitar play. The recording is stripped down, punchy and concise, a radical departure for an artist usually known for creating elaborate, lavishly produced tracks that are at least twice as long.

"I really made an effort to pare down my musical flights of fancy and focus on the essentials instead of diverging into various plots and subplots within the song structure. The songs have an urgent, succinct quality and are unencumbered by elaborate instrumentation. This is the first time I came up with the title and overall concept early on in the process. I don’t know if it’s a reaction to the times we live in, with our shrinking bandwidth for complexity and desire for clarity, or if I just wanted to be as impactful and expressive as I could across a range of emotions: from exciting, passionate and bursting with energy to sad, contemplative and
meditative."
- Lawson Rollins
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Infinita Studio Masters

Produced by Lawson Rollins and Dominic Camardella
Recorded, mixed and edited by Dominic Camardella at Santa Barbara Sound Design
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York
Photography: Christopher Robbins
Design: Neal Ashby

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