NEW RELEASE"NEAR ME" BY L J FOLK AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!
L J Folk is coming off a great year, where the duet THE LOOK OF LOVE, featuring EMILIE CLAIRE BARLOW has garnered international attention and acclaim.
His voice has been described as "soaring," "pure" and "sheer perfection!" The recording has been referred to as "The finest vocal jazz recording of the year," (Wholenote Magazine) and "Highly recommended," (Cadence Magazine)
His audiences have been thrilling to the sounds of the 60's, 70's and beyond in L J's sensitive, yet clever jazz arrangements. As well, L J brings a catalog of original work that spans decades.
His latest release, NEAR ME includes originals, covers, and a fantastic duet with Canada's jazz vocalist jewel, the incomparable Emilie-Claire Barlow.
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ALBUM NOTES FROM PARKING FOR MEATBALLS (2014):
PARKING FOR MEATBALLS (2014)
Recorded November 2006 – August 2014 at:
Madhouse Studios, Pickering, Ontario, by Michael Racioppa,
Amaranth Audio, Toronto, Ontario, by L J Folk
Led Dillo, Austin Texas, by Jake Langley &
12th Street Sound, Austin Texas, by Kevin Szymanski
Mixed by Jake Langley, Austin
Mastered by Don Grossinger, NY
Memo Acevedo: Percussion
L J Folk: voice, acoustic guitars, non-virtuoso triangle, shaker, bell tree
Steve Heathcote: drums
Duncan Hopkins: bass
Jake Langley: guitar
Peter Mueller: guitar (Broken Heart, The Song is You)
Dan Redner: Piano
Vince Constantino: organ (Great Year)
Eric Bolvin: trumpet; Maurizio Rossetto: Sax; Don Laws: Trombone
Horn arrangements: Eric Bolvin
All songs Produced and Arranged by L J Folk
Design: Eva MacNeil/ L J Folk
Photography: Eva MacNeil; L J Folk; Will Fournier
©2014 Folkscript Music(SOCAN/BMI)
Special Thanks to the wonderful players on the sessions; Jake, for grounding everything, and making yourself available. Dan for the extra time spent locating a piano, and your wonderful playing, of course. All the tipsters, especially Sue Shepherd, Kathy Derksen, Ray Folk, and Linda Dann.
To the beautiful girls in my life, Adreana, Rachel, and Sarah.
In this, the age of pod-posture, some feel (with some justification), that today’s music is a fast food, to be consumed in haste, and forgotten just as quickly. If that’s the case, what a shame, cuz this one’s been in the oven for a while. Hope you can afford the time to savor it.
Go on now, put that phone away.
“Parking for Meatballs.” Finally, a space for me.
CD SONG ORDER:
1) Deepest Love (Folk/Blamires) 5.06
2) Can’t Find My Way Home (Winwood) 4.30
3) The Song is You (Kern)2:45
4) Nunca Mas (Folk)2:36
5) Ron’s Song/Big Sky Convertible (Folk)4:47
6) In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
7) Broken Heart (Constantino/Folk)4:40
8) One (Nilsson) 4:47
9) All Night Long (Folk) 4:26
10) Gathering of Friends (Folk) 4:32
11) Great Year (Constantino/Folk)3:47
5,6,9, 10: Folkscript Music (SOCAN/BMI)
1: Folkscript Music/David Blamires (SOCAN/ASCAP)
2: Six Continents Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)
7,11: Ideascapes(ASCAP)/ Folkscript Music
8: FS Music Ltd
4: RYTVOC Inc (ASCAP)
3: Public Domain- whoda thought?
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