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Barnyard Drama

Christmas Singalong Volume 6

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 6 (Barnyard)

Toronto's Xmas series with an amazing lineup Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Tania Gill, Kyle Brenders, Justin Haynes, Julia Hambleton, DB Boyko, &c. &c.
 

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UPC: 777320155924

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR 0315
Squidco Product Code: 15893

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded in Toronto ON Canada @ THE FARM, Dec 10 to 18, 2007 Mixed by Jean Martin, 163 Sterling Rd. Toronto, ON. Photos and Art by Jean Martin.


Personnel:

Kyle Brenders-soprano saxophone

Wes Cheang-acoustic guitar

Tony Chamberlist-drums

Andrew Downing-bass, cello, clarinet, ukulele

Ryan Driver-piano, synth, street sweeper bristle bass, flutes, voice

Christine Duncan-voice, whistling, tambourine

Myk Freedman-lap steel, voice

Colin Fisher-tenor saxophone

Tania Gill-piano

Julia Hambleton-clarinet

Justin Haynes-guitar, ukulele, electric bass, piano, glass harmonica, voice

Kai Koschmider-alto saxophone

Jean Martin-drums, trumpet, voice, suitcase, keyboards

Jake Oelrichs-drums, glockenspiel

Mike Overton-bass

Nicole Rampershaud-trumpet

Evan Shaw-alto saxophone

John Southworth-voice, bells, guitar

Scott Thomson-trombone

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track listing:


MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Guess What! xmas - a downing

I SAW THREE SHIPS

THE LEGENDARY SNOW ANGEL SESSIONS - r driver

MON BEAU SAPIN

THE HAWAIIAN 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

A MARSHMALLOW WORLD

WE THREE KINGS

Hark - mp3

It's Xmas - j haynes - mp3

THE MAN WITH ALL THE TOYS

FROG PRINCE - j haynes
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Improvised Music
Toronto Area Improvisation
Song Based Music
Free Improvisation
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Toronto's Xmas series with an amazing lineup Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Tania Gill, Kyle Brenders, Justin Haynes, Julia Hambleton, DB Boyko, &c. &c.


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)
6/20/2018

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"Christine Duncan began learning her craft in church. A minister's daughter, she performed with her musical family "The Duncans" in gospel shows on stages across North America from the age of five. When she was 15 she recorded her first album of her own original gospel tunes in Nashville.

Inevitably her roots led her from gospel and inspirational music to soul, singer songwriter folk music, R&B/blues, jazz and more recently, new music and improvised music. Since 1994, she has released 5 albums under her own name, and has been involved in many other recording projects, including 2 albums with the Hugh Fraser VEJI big band.

A musical chameleon with a near five octave range, Duncan uses her voice as an instrument, exploring its full tonal, timbral and textural range. She has recorded and/or collaborated with Bob Murphy, Hugh Fraser, Miles Black, Veda Hille, Paul Plimley, Danielle Palardy Roger, Jean Martin and performed with such names as Kenny Wheeler, Rufus Reid, Dave Young, P.J. Perry, Ray Charles, Linton Garner, Paul Horn, Jeff Healey, Andre Crouch, Sabeer Mateen, John Oswald, Paul Dutton, Nobuo Kabota and many others.

Recently she performed in 120 Songs for the Marquis de Sade, winner of the Alcan Performing Arts Award: Music/Opera 2002; a new opera premiere, written by Peter Hannan and Peter Hinton, which was presented in Vancouver BC, by Modern Baroque Opera and Vancouver New Music, in March, 2002.

Along with Christine's rapidly growing audience has come recognition in the form of a nomination for the Alcan and Pacific Music Industry Assn. 1997 West Coast Female Vocalist of the Year. She was also the subject of a CTV/BC Film funded documentary-portrait entitled Coming Home: Christine Duncan at Christ Church Cathedral, currently showing on BRAVO."

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

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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)
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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"Scott Thomson is a trombonist and composer who lives in Montréal, having moved from Toronto in 2010. He plays in established groups in many styles, and prizes ad hoc improvising as a way to meet many creative people. He has studied with Roswell Rudd, Jean Derome, Eddie Prévost, and John Oswald. Scott is one of the founders of the Association of Improvising Musicians in Toronto (AIMToronto), and co-directs the AIMToronto Orchestra, which was formed for a project with Anthony Braxton in September 2007. While in Toronto, Scott was the artistic director of Somewhere There, a venue for live creative music that he founded in 2007. Scott has composed a series of site-specific pieces that he calls 'cartographic compositions' for mobile musicians and audiences in unconventional performance contexts, including works for the galleries and corridors of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario."-Bug Incision (http://www.bugincision.com/events-2014.html)
6/20/2018

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Fake Humans
Exegesis [ VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Palmer, Juliet
Rivers
(Barnyard)
Weston, Veryan
The Make Project
(Barnyard)
Ensemble SuperMusique
Les porteuses d'O
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Derome, Jean
Resistances
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Fraser, Nick (w/ Malaby / Downing / Clutton)
Is Life Long?
(Clean Feed)
Monas (Fisher / DeBlase / Millions)
Freedom [CASSETTE]
(Astral Spirits)
Ensemble SuperMusique
Jeux De Pistes
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean
Idiolalla
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Michael C. Maguire
Maguire, Michael C.: Meta-Conspiracy
(Tzadik)
Thomson, Scott
Heures Indues
(Bug Incision Records)
Disguises, The (Thomson / Caloia / Charuest / Hood / Tanguay)
Songs 7 Dances from The Muted Note
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Ensemble SuperMusique
Les accords intuitifs
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Martin & Haynes
Freedman
(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)
Ratchet Orchestra
Hemlock
(Drip Audio)
Martin, Haynes and Driver
Freedman at Western Front
(Barnyard)
Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee)
Vivaces
(Tour de Bras)
Tagaq, Tanya
Anuraaqtuq - Le Vent (The Wind)
(Les Disques Victo)
Element Choir, The & William Parker
At Christ Church Deer Park
(Barnyard)
Barnyard Drama
Memories and a List of Things to Do
(Barnyard)
Hetu, Joane
Tryptique Musique d'hiver
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac
Halcyon Science130410
(Barnyard)
AIMToronto Orchestra
Year of the Boar
(Barnyard)
Hetu, Joane
Recits de Neige
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Southworth, John
Human Cry
(Barnyard)
Gill, Tania
Bolger Station
(Barnyard)
Rent, The (Thomson / Neal / Fraser/ Brenders / Hood)
Musique de Steve Lacy
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
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 & Colin Fisher
Little Man on the Boat
(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)
Freedman, Lori & Scott Thomson
Plumb
(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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Palmer, Juliet
Rivers
(Barnyard)
Weston, Veryan
The Make Project
(Barnyard)
Ensemble SuperMusique
Les porteuses d'O
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Derome, Jean
Resistances
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Fraser, Nick (w/ Malaby / Downing / Clutton)
Is Life Long?
(Clean Feed)
Boyko, DB / Duncan, Christine / Martin, Jean
Idiolalla
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Michael C. Maguire
Maguire, Michael C.: Meta-Conspiracy
(Tzadik)
Thomson, Scott
Heures Indues
(Bug Incision Records)
Disguises, The (Thomson / Caloia / Charuest / Hood / Tanguay)
Songs 7 Dances from The Muted Note
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Ensemble SuperMusique
Les accords intuitifs
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Martin & Haynes
Freedman
(Barnyard)
Southworth, John
Human Cry
(Barnyard)
Fraser, Nick
Towns and Villages
(Barnyard)
Ratchet Orchestra
Hemlock
(Drip Audio)
Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee)
Vivaces
(Tour de Bras)
Tagaq, Tanya
Anuraaqtuq - Le Vent (The Wind)
(Les Disques Victo)
Element Choir, The & William Parker
At Christ Church Deer Park
(Barnyard)
Barnyard Drama
Memories and a List of Things to Do
(Barnyard)
Hetu, Joane
Tryptique Musique d'hiver
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Rampersaud / Shaw / Neal / Martin / Krakawiac
Halcyon Science130410
(Barnyard)
AIMToronto Orchestra
Year of the Boar
(Barnyard)
Hetu, Joane
Recits de Neige
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Southworth, John
Human Cry
(Barnyard)
Gill, Tania
Bolger Station
(Barnyard)
Rent, The (Thomson / Neal / Fraser/ Brenders / Hood)
Musique de Steve Lacy
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Lewis, Downing & Martin
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