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Reveries, The

Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade

Reveries, The: Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade (Barnyard)

The Reveries (Eric Chenaux (guitar, voice), Ryan Driver (bass), Doug Tielli (electric guitar), and Jean Martin (drums)) in their second release covering the music of Sade in unusual and alluring ways.

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product information:

UPC: 777320167620

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR 0327
Squidco Product Code: 16344

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at The Farm, Toronto, Canada by Jean Martin.


Eric Chenaux-electric guitar, harmonica, mouth-speaker, voice

Ryan Driver-street-sweeper bristle bass, thumb-reeds, mouth-microphone, mouth-speaker, voice

Doug Tielli-electric guitar, nose-flute, saw, mouth-speaker, voice

Jean Martin-electric drums, acoustic drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Musician, producer, Jean Martin was nominated for best drummer for the 2004 National Jazz Awards and is the recipient of the 2004 Freddy Stone Award. This award from the Minden foundation is for outstanding leadership, integrity and excellence in the area of contemporary music and Jazz

His group Barnyard Drama is an improvising duo featuring vocalist Christine Duncan. They toured Canadian festivals, summer 2004, promoting a CD intitled Memories and a list of things to do. The new cd I'm a Navvy was launched at the prestigious FIMAV and features guitarists Justin Haynes and Bernard Falaise.

Other recent releases are with trio Idiolalla with singers DB Boyko and Christine Duncan and the Vancouver based group Laconnor, this electronic, musique actuel group features Francois Houle on clarinet and lap top, Jesse Zubot on violin and lap top and Jean on drums and electronics. Laconnor toured Canadian Jazz festival 2006.

Jean has appeared and collaborated with: Eugene Chadbourne, Joe Fonda, Jesse Zubot, Juno nominated DD Jackson, David Murray, Don Byron, Dominic Duval, Mark Dresser, Wilbert de Joode, John Oswald, Francois Houle, Jean Derome, Frank Gratowski, Chelsea Bridge, Kevin Turcotte, Peggy Lee, Tony Wilson, Brad Turner, Lori Freedman, Tom Walsh, Pierre Tanguay, Marilyn Lerner, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, legendary Canadian blues man Dutch Mason, Andy Stochansky, Zubot & Dawson, Bob Fenton, Roddy Ellias, Tim Postgate's Jazzstory, Christine Duncan, Hugh Fraser, George Kohler, Bob Murphy, David Mott, The Bitches Brew Band, Rob Frayne, The Jivewires, Micheal Occhipinti, Rich Underhill, Justin Haynes, Hugh Marsh, The Henry's and many others.

He has appeared on a one hour TFO and BRAVO TV jazz special entitled, "DUOS" performing improvisations with Award winning trumpeter Kevin Turcotte. Jean participated in a new project put together by Ajay Heble and the Guelph Jazz festival. A Jazz Opera with the music of DD Jackson, featuring Peggy Lee, Brad Turner, John Geggie and Dean Boman among others. This piece was performed for the 10th annual Jazz festival in Guelph and in Vancouver in September 2003.

With the Jean Martin Trio: he has recorded 2 CD's and has toured Canada on three occasions, performing at most Jazz festivals in this country. The latest recording a completely improvised work was released with a tour in November 2003. The trio features guitarist Justin Haynes and national jazz awards winner, trumpeter Kevin Turcotte.

With Chelsea Bridge: He has released 5 CD's on Unity Page Records, has done 4 Canadian tours from '92 to '97, was featured at the Blue Note in NYC , the Molda International Jazz Festival in Norway and the Washington DC Jazz Fest (Canadian Jazz Ambassador Series).

With Juno winner DD Jackson: He has released 2 CD's on Justin Time Records, has toured France (including: Maubeuge & Rouen International Jazz Festivals, Feb. '97), 2 Canadian tours in '94 & '95 and was featured at various venues in Northern USA (Montana, Seattle, Buffalo and various clubs in NYC) including a CD release gig at the Fez Jazz Club in NYC, with legendary saxophonist David Murray."

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track listing:

1. No Ordinary Love 7:02

2. Lovers Rock 6:42

3. King Of Sorrow 5:08

4. I Couldn't Love You More 5:49

5. The Sweetest Gift 3:18

6. All About Our Love 6:20

7. Bullet Proof Soul 7:44

8. By Your Side 6:18

9. Kiss Of Life 5:10
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"Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music Of Sade (Barnyard Records, 2012) is the long-awaited follow-up release to The Reveries' Matchmakers Volume 1: The Music Of Willie Nelson (Rat-drifting, 2007). An unlikely pairing of artists, you might say. Well, these two artists are considered by The Reveries to be two of the very finest crafters of popular love ballads, which is the only kind of music that The Reveries choose to play. Sure, The Reveries do have speakers in their mouths when they sing (which amplify and wah each others' instruments while making it difficult for them to pronounce words accurately) and they do use a number of unconventional and home-made instruments, so at first listen their renditions may not seem the most romantic music in the world. But there is true love all over their garbled, exotic meanderings. Much like love, The Reveries embody adventure, experimentation, playfulness, intimacy, reverence, co-operation, sacrifice, and suffering.

The Reveries are Eric Chenaux (electric guitar, harmonica, voice, mouth-speaker), Ryan Driver (street-sweeper bristle bass, thumb-reeds, mouth-microphone, voice, mouth-speaker), Doug Tielli (electric guitar, nose-flute, saw, voice, mouth-speaker), and Jean Martin (electric and acoustic drums).

With Matchmakers Volume 2, The Reveries offer their unprecedented revisionings of such lovely hits as No Ordinary Love and Kiss Of Life, among seven other delights from Sade's gorgeous catalogue of pop masterpieces. Each of the songs here appeared in its original Sade version on either Love Deluxe (Epic Records, 1992) or Lovers Rock (Epic Records, 2000). We sincerely hope you will feel the love within this music, within yourself, within all things, outside of all things, and everywhere beyond."-Barnyard Records

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