Canada's songwriting Hobson's Choice has developed into a tightly knit ensemble embracing elements of jazz, chamber, and singer-songwriter traditions, with sound-worlds ranging from midnight deep-woods marimba ballads to sunny cicada-sung anthems.
Catalog ID: BR0329
Squidco Product Code: 16623
Recorded by Andrew Collins and Jean Martin in August 2011.
Michael Davidson-vibraphone, marimba, organ bass, wurlitzer
Rebecca Hennessy-trumpet, voice, accordion
Harley Card-acoustic guitar, electric guitar, voice, tenor banjo
Felicity Williams-voice, organ bass
Michael Herring-acoustic bass
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1. Transforming Figures 2:06
2. Of The Waves 2:53
3. Sechelt 3:41
4. Shapeshifter 4:37
5. One Prayer 3:30
6. Walrus 3:03
7. Not For Human Beings 2:58
8. Sky And Water 5:22
9. Falling Down 3:16
10. Transforming Interludes 0:57
11. Water 3:52
12. Contingencies 4:48
13. Restored 4:34
14. As Long As There Are Birds 5:45
15. Tessellations 6:38
Related Categories of Interest:
Toronto Area Improvisation
Song Based Music
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"A follow up to the group's two independently released EPs, Of The Waves is a collaboration between Hobson's choice and producer Jean Martin of Barnyard Records. Of The Waves is the newest release from the label known internationally for producing some of Toronto's finest creative music.
Over the past four years Hobson's choice has developed into a tightly knit ensemble embracing elements of jazz, chamber, and singer-songwriter traditions. Of The Waves was recorded over the course of a week at a family cottage near Napanee, ON. It is a compelling document, with sound-worlds ranging from midnight deep-woods marimba ballads to sunny cicada-sung anthems.
Paying homage to artists like Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn, Hobson's choice has built upon this Canadian songwriter foundation and extended it through their unique instrumentation and fresh approach to song form. Through its inclusion in the internationally renowned Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival and its alignment with Barnyard Records, this much-anticipated release will gain access to a wider audience. It is sure to mark exciting things to come in the development of hobson's choice as they present their music to more audiences throughout Canada and worldwide."-Barnyard Records