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Martin, Jean & Colin Fisher: Little Man on the Boat (Barnyard)

Drummer and loopster Jean Martin with multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher in a veritable orchestra of sound resources, inspired and imaginative studio work.
 

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UPC: 777320145925

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR0304
Squidco Product Code: 11545

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at The Farm, 163 Sterling Road, Toronto, Canada.


Personnel:

Colin Fisher-Tenor saxophone, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mellodica, Voice

Jean Martin-Drums, Trumpet, Bass, Keyboard, Loops



Guests:



Rob Clutton-Bass

Puff-Voice

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track listing:


1. Olive

2. Koyaya

3. A Long Way From Beacon Hill

4. Hempville

5. Allo Caveman

6. Cat Song

7. Folk Song

8. Little Man On The Boat
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Improvised Music
Jazz
Musique Actuelle
Toronto Area Improvisation
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"Between the two of them, drummer/loopster Jean Martin and multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher command a veritable orchestra of sound resources. And they deploy them here to captivating effect. From the endearingly uncertain vocalese on opener "Olive" to the powerhouse Weather Report-ish "Koyaya," with its irresistible riffage and Fisher's virtuosic electric bass solo, Little Man on the Boat displays sophisticated arranging. Especially noteworthy is Martin's growing production expertise, as the sound quality and mixing are superb throughout. The title tune features the CD's strongest playing - Fisher's guitar histrionics are genuinely inspired, dramatically emotional and technically spellbinding. The only weak link in the eight-track document is "Allo Caveman," which suffers from the saxophone's limited range of gestures and a lack of self-critical editing. Regardless, Little Man shows the duo's imaginative breadth, mature arranging and production skills in the context of diverse tunes that are engaging even after repeated listening."-Barnyard


Artist Biographies:

"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)
6/20/2018

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"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."

-Barnyard Records (http://www.barnyardrecords.com/bio%20jean%20martin.html)
6/20/2018

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"Rob Clutton is a composer/performer with two solo bass recordings, Dubious Pleasures and Suchness Monster, on the Rat-Drifting label. In 2015 the Cluttertones released Ordinary Joy, a recording of original compositions, on the Healing Power label. Earlier independent releases of original compositions include Holstein Dream Pageant and Tender Buttons. Rob has participated in collaborative projects including Handslang, This Moment, Drumheller, Clutton/Michelli/West, Kavli, and Sweet Session. As a side person, other long- term projects have included the Steve Koven Trio, NOJO, John Millard and Happy Day, Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot, the Ryan Driver Sextet, Pete Johnston's See Through 2, Tim Posgate's Jazzstory, Nick Fraser Quartet featuring Tony Malaby, Ronda Rindone's Quorum, the David Mott Quintet, Bill Grove Quartet, Mark Segger Sextet, AimToronto Orchestra, Shurum Burum Jazz Circus, Faint Praise, and the Winged Marsupials. Touring with these and other projects has included Europe, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Ecuador, The Caribbean, and Japan."

-Rob Clutton Website (http://www.robclutton.com/)
6/20/2018

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Exegesis [ VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Palmer, Juliet
Rivers
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Weston, Veryan
The Make Project
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Fraser, Nick (w/ Malaby / Downing / Clutton)
Is Life Long?
(Clean Feed)
Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions)
Freedom [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean
Idiolalla
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Martin & Haynes
Freedman
(Barnyard)
Drumheller
Sometimes Machine
(Barnyard)
Southworth, John
Human Cry
(Barnyard)
Fraser, Nick
Towns and Villages
(Barnyard)
Martin / Lozano / Lewis / Wiens / Duncan
At Canterbury
(Barnyard)
Barnyard Drama
Christmas Singalong Volume 8
(Barnyard)
Barnyard Drama
Christmas Singalong Volume 7
(Barnyard)
Martin, Haynes and Driver
Freedman at Western Front
(Barnyard)
Barnyard Drama
Christmas Singalong Volume 6
(Barnyard)
Tagaq, Tanya
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(Les Disques Victo)
Element Choir, The & William Parker
At Christ Church Deer Park
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Memories and a List of Things to Do
(Barnyard)
Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac
Halcyon Science130410
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AIMToronto Orchestra
Year of the Boar
(Barnyard)
Southworth, John
Human Cry
(Barnyard)
Gill, Tania
Bolger Station
(Barnyard)
Lewis, Downing & Martin
On a Short Path from Memory to Forgotten
(Barnyard)
Braxton, Anthony & the AIMToronto Orchestra
Creative Orchestra (Guelph) 2007
(Spool)
Martin / Turcotte / Haynes
Get Together Weather
(Barnyard)
Various Artists
Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong Vol. 5
(Barnyard)
Martin, Jean
At the Farm
(Barnyard)
Blah Blah 666
It's Only Life!
(Barnyard)
Martin, Jean & Evan Shaw
Piano Music
(Barnyard)
Martin & Haynes
Freedman
(Barnyard)
not the wind not the flag
Tintinabulum
(Barnyard)
Barnyard Drama: Martin, Jean
I'm a Navvy
(Barnyard)
Falaise, Bernard
Clic
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
LaConnor
LaConnor
(Drip Audio)
ZMF Trio
Circle The Path
(Drip Audio)
Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean
Idiolalla
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Roger, Danielle Palardy
Bruiducoeur, prieres des infideles
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
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