[JPL] RIVER MAN Nick Drake

Maurice Hogue onemansjazz at shaw.ca
Sun Jul 23 18:11:41 EDT 2006


At 09:11 AM 20/07/2006 -0700, you wrote:

>-------------------------------------------
>RIVER MAN has also been recorded by ANDY BEY on his SHADES OF BEY CD on the
>Evidence label.  He frequently performs it in concert
>
>Maxine Harvard

Vancouver jazz & improv label, Songlines, released a Nick Drake tribute 
recording a couple of
years back, called Poor Boy -- Songs of Nick Drake.  Very electic and out 
there at
times.   This is from the Songlines website description of the project:


http://www.songlines.com/poorboycontent.html


Maurice Hogue
CKUW Winnipeg
Long fascinated and deeply moved by Drake's work as well as by his 
enigmatic persona, Songlines label owner Tony Reif mounted a 4 1/2 hour 
tribute concert in Vancouver in 1999 which was recorded by the CBC. After 
mulling over the tapes for a year or two he decided to produce a tribute 
record from scratch, with high quality studio sound and the benefit of 
hindsight. The concert had covered the stylistic spectrum, from pop, rock, 
folk, and singer-songwriter to jazz and ambient. Reif began by 
concentrating on the jazz side, revisiting Nick's songs with Vancouver 
musicians he knew well -- clarinetist Francois Houle, vocalist Kate 
Hammett-Vaughan, pianist Chris Gestrin, guitarist Tony Wilson, and cellist 
Peggy Lee, and bassist Simon Fisk -- and adding vocalists Jason Michas and 
Danielle Hebert, guitarist Ron Samworth, trumpeter Brad Turner, violinist 
Jesse Zubot, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, and visiting Italian 
accordionist Filippo Gambetta. The arrangements left room for 
improvisation; the feeling modulated from introspective to hip, knowing to 
exploratory, and everything was recorded in a couple of takes, with no 
overdubs or editing (except for Houle's solo clarinet fantasia on "Road").


Long fascinated and deeply moved by Drake's work as well as by his 
enigmatic persona, Songlines label owner Tony Reif mounted a 4 1/2 hour 
tribute concert in Vancouver in 1999 which was recorded by the CBC. After 
mulling over the tapes for a year or two he decided to produce a tribute 
record from scratch, with high quality studio sound and the benefit of 
hindsight. The concert had covered the stylistic spectrum, from pop, rock, 
folk, and singer-songwriter to jazz and ambient. Reif began by 
concentrating on the jazz side, revisiting Nick's songs with Vancouver 
musicians he knew well -- clarinetist Francois Houle, vocalist Kate 
Hammett-Vaughan, pianist Chris Gestrin, guitarist Tony Wilson, and cellist 
Peggy Lee, and bassist Simon Fisk -- and adding vocalists Jason Michas and 
Danielle Hebert, guitarist Ron Samworth, trumpeter Brad Turner, violinist 
Jesse Zubot, drummer Dylan van der Schyff, and visiting Italian 
accordionist Filippo Gambetta. The arrangements left room for 
improvisation; the feeling modulated from introspective to hip, knowing to 
exploratory, and everything was recorded in a couple of takes, with no 
overdubs or editing (except for Houle's solo clarinet fantasia on "Road").



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