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Various Artists

Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong Vol. 5

Various Artists: Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong Vol. 5 (Barnyard)

Put this one in your Wishlist for the next holiday season: 5th in a series drawing on Vancouver's best; unusual approaches to the classics in a oddly skewed yet sentimental ways.
 

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UPC: 777320148520

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR0309
Squidco Product Code: 11612

Format: CD
Condition: New
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded, mixed and mastered October 10-18, 2007 @ the Farm, Toronto Ontareo.


Personnel:

Christine Duncan-voice, trombone

Jean Martin-voice, drums, trumpet, glocks, guitar, keys, mixing, artwork

Justin Haynes-voice, guitar, electric bass, keyboards

Ryan Driver-voice, sweet keys, guitar, flute, synth

Andrew Downing-voice, bass

John Southworth-voice, synth

Evan Shaw-alto sax

Colin Fisher-tenor sax

Victor Bateman-voice, bass

Tania Gill-voice, keyboard

DB Boyko-voice

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track listing:


1. My Favourite Things 4:06

2. Guess What? Christmas 2:03

3. I Saw Three Ships 1:28

4. The Legendary Snow Angel Sessions 4:18

5. Mon Beau Sapin 1:58

6. The Hawaiian 12 Days Of Christmas 3:41

7. A Marshmallow World 3:00

8. We Three Kings 4:37

9. Hark! 2:00

10. It's Christmas 1:00

11. The Man With All The Toys 3:14

12. Frog Prince 3:10
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Put this one in your Wishlist for the next holiday season: 5th in a series drawing on Vancouver's best; unusual approaches to the classics in a oddly skewed yet sentimental ways.

Artist Biographies:

"Andrew Downing is a Toronto based double bass player, cellist, composer and educator born in London, Ontario in 1973. He plays primarily in the creative jazz scene in Canada, but also performs classical chamber music, improvised music, folk and roots music, and world music. He practices the unusual craft of tuning his bass in fifths an octave lower than a cello. His teachers include Jack Winn, Dave Young, Don Thompson, Shauna Rolston and Joel Quarrington.

His own projects span a wide variety of styles and practices. Most recently, he has begun a collaboration in İstanbul, Turkey with ud (Turkish lute) player Güç Başar Gülle that incorporates Ottoman Classical music in a collection of new compositions for ud, cello, percussion and kaval (a Turkish folk instrument). Their first album Anahtar will be released in October of 2013. He also has a collaborative multi-media project with Canadian songwriter John Southworth and visual artist Yesim Tosuner called Easterween featuring songs written by John and arranged by Andrew for his 7-piece chamber ensemble. He also leads his chamber-jazz ensemble Melodeon, which plays live scores for silent films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Phantom of the Opera (with choir), Maciste in Hell, Impossible Voyage and The Shock.

As a composer, Andrew has written pieces for Nordic Folk group Ensemble Polaris, banjo player Jayme Stone, The Vancouver Bach Choir, Ensemble Meduse, Toca Loca and The Prince George Symphony, and has written arrangements for Patricia O'Callaghan, The Gryphon Trio, The Annex Quartet and The Art of Time Ensemble.

He has won two Juno awards, one for his own recording Blow The House Down with his former group Great Uncles of the Revolution, and one with the Vancouver-based group Zubot and Dawson. He has also won two West Coast Music Awards, a Socan Award, and the Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Andrew currently teaches double bass, composition and improvisation at the University of Toronto and has taught at Wilfred Laurier University, the Banff Centre's Jazz Workshop and the Creative Music Workshop in Halifax."

-Andrew Downing Website (http://www.andrewdowning.com/bio.html)
12/13/2017

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"Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Colin Fisher is an active voice in the Improvised and Creative Music Community in North America.

His group I HAVE EATEN THE CITY is an improvising trio featuring cellist/keyboardist/laptop artist Nick Storring and percussionist Brandon Valdivia. They currently have 4 independently released CD's, were invited to play the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival last year to rave reviews, they played the prestigious Open Ears Festival with musician Francois Houle in April 2007, which is an international new music/creative music event. They have been touring Ontario and Quebec extensively for the last 2 yrs.

Another group of his Sing that Yell that Spell has released 2 CD's, one independently and another through the Toronto based label Escapegoat Records.

Other recent projects include a duo, with improvising guitarist Michael Keith, called Sandbox who have a monthly concert series at the Toronto Tranzac Club, A duo with flautist Rob Piilonen named Whisper, an improv quartet called ALLO CAVEMAN that features Justin Haynes, Alex Lukashevsky and Jean Martin, plays tenor sax in Nilan Perera's HolyBlueGhost, is a member of the AIMToronto Orchestra who recently performed at the guelph jazz festival playing the music of Anthony Braxton with Mr. Braxton conducting and playing with the orchestra, is a member of the Woodchoppers Association, plays guitar in Isla Craig's band and also with Anna Linda Sidall, and has also performed with singer/songwriter John Tielli, Neil Haverty, and others.

Colin has appeared and collaborated with: Anthony Braxton, Jah Youssouf, Rhys Chattam, William Parker, Dominic Duval, Sabir Mateen, Neil Haverty, Joe Mcphee, Maury Coles, David Daniels, Chris Kelsey, Paul Hession, Mark Hundevad, Jean Martin, Metal Kites, Christine Duncan, Nifty, Eric Chenaux, Evan Shaw, Michael Morse, Jason Hammer, Nick Fraser, Joe Sorbara, Glen Hall, Ronda Rindone, The Constantines,

A Toronto performance (opening for renowned bassist, Trevor Dunn and pedal harpist Shelley Burgon while on tour with them across Ontario/Quebec) of some of Colin's compositions, featuring Nick Fraser, Evan Shaw and Jason Hammer is to be released on DVD in the future on the local label Burn down the Capital.

3 duo records planned for future release - a 40min composition of Colin's for guitar and drums featuring Brandon Valdivia and a fully improvised CD of drums, saxophone/guitar duets with Toronto improvisor Joe Sorbara. Colin also received a Canada Council recording grant in 2007 that was used to create a duo recording with Jean Martin called The little man on the boat which was recently released on Barnyard Records."

-Barnyard Records (http://www.barnyardrecords.com/colin%20fisher%20bio.html)
12/13/2017

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