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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
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Improvised Music
Toronto Area Improvisation
Jazz
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


Artist Biographies:

"Felicity Williams (b. 1954) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. She still lives there with her husband, Grant, and their two children, Clemency and Samuel. Felicity holds a B.Mus. (Hons) degree in composition from the University of Canterbury as well as performance diplomas in violin, piano, and voice. She also holds a Diploma in Teaching from Christchurch College of Education. In 1988 she was appointed National Composer-In-Schools, a one year residency designed to stimulate original composition for and by young people. Her list of compositions is diverse, from songs and rhythm games for early childhood through full length musicals and ballets. In 1994 she established her own school, "Mozarts", which encompasses a Performing Arts Pre School, as well as (in 1995) a Performing Arts Centre offering classes for students aged five years through adult. She is also Composer-In-Residence at Elmwood Primary School, where she writes original music for each class in the school, composing for the specific abilities of the class in question."

-Treble Cleff Press (http://trebleclefpress.tripod.com/composers.html#williams)
5/21/2018

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Vancouver based drummer Dan Gaucher has been a member of the following projects:

The Abramson Singers 2008-present
The Buttless Chaps Drums 2007-present
The Crackling Drums 2005-present
The Crackling Drums 2005-present
Francois Houle Tentet drums
Tom Varner/Francois Houle Quartet drums
Melody Diachun EQ drums
The October Trio with Brad Turner drums
Anatma drums
Dan Gaucher Trio
Ribcage drums
Uncommon Gold drums
Stop Time drums
Fond Of Tigers drums
doppler (d)efect drums / electronics
Alita Dupray Quintet drums
Ian Cox Trio drums
Shift drums
Terra Grimard drums
Sketches
Sick Boss drums
The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band Drums 2007-The End
Rabnett 5 Drums 2002-The End
the october trio Drums
Bess Durey Quartet drums
Headwater (Guest) drums ?-2006

-Squidco 5/21/2018

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