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It's Silk, Feel It! by Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra

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Album Title: Book Of Rhapsodies
Label: Accurate Records
Released: 2013

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Fiona's Comments

Freakishly hot big band. Prepare to accompany on theremin.

About the Album

Book of Rhapsodies is an ambitious concept album of reimaginings of the work of four composers from 1935-1942 whose work straddled the line between jazz and classical music: Alec Wilder, Charlie Shavers, Reginald Foresythe, and Raymond Scott. Their music was unclassifiable, strange, beautiful, adventurous, and innovative. The album features the 12-member Ghost Train Orchestra plus a 6-member choir.

Track Listing

Charlie's Prelude; Beethoven Riffs On; Volcanic (Eruption for Orchestra); Dance Man Buys A Farm; At an Arabian House Party; It's Silk. Feel it!; Dawn on the Desert; Happy Farmer; Revolt of the Yes Men; Children Met the Train; Her Old Man Was (at Times) Suspicious; Celebration on the Planet Mars.

Personnel

Additional Personnel

Brian Carpenter: vocals, trumpet, slide trumpet; Andy Laster: flute, alto saxophone; Dennis Lichtman: clarinet; Petr Cancura: clarinet, tenor saxophone; Curtis Hasselbring: trombone; Ron Caswell: tuba; Mazz Swift: violin; Tanya Kalmanovitch: viola; Avi Bortnick: guitar; Michael Bates: double bass; Rob Garcia: drums; Brandon Seabrook: banjo (8); Matt Samolis: flute (9, 10); Book Of Rhapsodies Choir: Brian Carpneter: soprano; Yolanda Scott: soprano; Katie Seiler: mezzo soprano; Tomás Cruz: tenor; Mazz Swift : alto; Joe Chappell: bass.

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Date featured

November 7, 2013

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