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Hobson's Choice: Of The Waves (Barnyard)

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.
 

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UPC: 777320169525

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR0329
Squidco Product Code: 16623

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Andrew Collins and Jean Martin in August 2011.


Personnel:

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

Dan Gaucher-drums

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track listing:


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:


Improvised Music
Toronto Area Improvisation
Jazz
Song Based Music
Sextet Recordings

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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


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