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Barnyard Drama

Christmas Singalong Volume 8

Barnyard Drama: Christmas Singalong Volume 8 (Barnyard)

The 8th eclectic Christmas Singalong from Toronto's Barnyard Drama with performers and guests including Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Justin Haynes, Paul Dutton, Jim Lewis, Scott Thomson, &c.
 

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UPC: 777320168122

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR 0328
Squidco Product Code: 16942

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded in December 2011 at The Farm, Toronto, Canada.


Personnel:

Jean Martin-voice, drums, tambourine, keyboards

Christine Duncan-voice, theremin, vibraslap

Justin Haynes-voice, guitars, piano, organ, ukulele, harmonica

Ryan Driver-voice, pianos, guitar, synth, flute, reed thumbs, street sweeper bristle bass, jingle bells

Thom Gill-voice, guitars, wurlitzer, organ, electric bass, drum programming

Andrew Downing-voice, acoustic bass, cello, violin

John Southworth-voice, guitar

Michael Davidson-vibraphone

Rebecca Hennessy-trumpet, accordion

Harley Card-acoustic guitar

Jim Lewis-trumpet, flugelhorn

Scott Thomson-trombone

Jason Sharpe-bass saxophone

Spencer Cole-drums

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track listing:


1. The Coventry Carol 5:36

2. Last Christmas 7:04

3. Run Run Rudolph 3:32

4. Season's Greetings 3:02

5. Lost in the Stars 3:39

6. Old Bean 3:13

7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 3:02

8. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In 0:20

9. Child Support 2:03

10. Frosty the Snowman 3:24

11. Imagine a Mother and Child 4:50

12. The Holly and The Ivy / It;s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 2:51

13. O Holy Night 8:43
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Toronto Area Improvisation
Song Based Music
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

The 8th eclectic Christmas Singalong from Toronto's Barnyard Drama with performers and guests including Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, John Southworth, Justin Haynes, Paul Dutton, Jim Lewis, Scott Thomson, &c.


Artist Biographies:

"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)
9/12/2018

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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)
9/12/2018

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"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)
9/12/2018

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"Scott Thomson is an improvising trombonist and composer. He works extensively with singer and dance artist, Susanna Hood, and writes songs for her based on published authors" texts to be played in many contexts, from duo to octet and sometimes including Susanna" s choreography. Monicker (with Arthur Bull and Roger Turner), for example, exemplifies Scott" s commitment to open improvisation. He co-founded the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto (AIMToronto) in 2004 and served as a director until 2009, and co- directed the AIMToronto Orchestra, formed for a project with Anthony Braxton in 2007. In 2016, he convened the Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra to play Roscoe Mitchell" s music. He founded Somewhere There, a Toronto creative music venue that hosted 850 concerts during his tenure, 2007-10. Scott has composed a series of site- specific works, "cartographic compositions" for mobile musicians and audiences in unconventional performance contexts including, notably, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Scott programs the Guelph Jazz Festival."

-Bug Incision (http://www.bugincision.com/events-2014.html)
9/12/2018

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Bonneau, Michel / John Heward / Scott Thomson
4x3
(Tour de Bras)
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)
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 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)
Barnyard Drama
Christmas Singalong Volume 6
(Barnyard)
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)
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)
Recommended & Related Releases:
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)
Martin / Lozano / Lewis / Wiens / Duncan
At Canterbury
(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)
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)

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