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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.


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

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


Rob Clutton-Bass


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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

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Musique Actuelle
Toronto Area Improvisation
Septet recordings

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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

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