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Mapleshade's Music Festival

MAPLESHADE'S MUSIC FESTIVAL:

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Here are 13 of our best-sounding tracks—everything from blues and R&B to gospel and jazz. There’s a single thread that connects all our artists—they’re passionate about music. That’s the thread that ties Sunny Sumter’s soulful and smoky-voiced “Nick of Time” to Joe Stanley’s raw sax lament “Blues For Danny (Gatton)” and the ARC Choir’s joyous “Shady Green Pastures”. Modesty aside, I doubt you’ll find another CD that melds such wide-ranging music styles, creative intensity and jaw-dropping, “there’s a saxophonist in my living room” sound. Best of all, I think you’ll have a big smile on your face ’cause THIS MUSIC IS FUN. (#08132)
 

 

TRACK LISTING:

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"MELLOW SAXOPHONE" - Listen to Full Song
from Boogeyin'! Swamprock, Salsa & `Trane by the A La Carte Brass & Percussion (#02452)
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"ALBERTA" - Listen to Sample
from Live At The Bad Habits Cafe by Bad Influence (#03152)
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"MAKIN' WHOOPEE" - Listen to Sample
from Makin' Whoopee: Tribute to the King Cole Trio by the King/Bluiett Trio (#04832)
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"NICK OF TIME"
from Sunny by Sunny Sumter and the Larry WIllis Quartet (#05932)
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"HOUSEWARMING"
from Austin Backalley Blue by Sweetman and his Southside Groove Kings (#02752)
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"THAT'S HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU"
from Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby by The J Street Jumpers (#05452)
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"BLUES FOR DANNY GATTON"
from King Of The Honky-Tonk Sax by the Joe Stanley Sextet (#03852)
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"PARIS BOSSA"
from Afterglow by the Kendra Shank and the Larry Willis Quartet (#02132)
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"YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO"
from When Alto Was King by the C.I. WIlliams Quintet (#04532)
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"STORMY MONDAY BLUES"
from Electric Blues Doctor Live! by the Drink Small Quartet (#01832)
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"FIESTA DE MONTUNOS"
from Melodia Para Congas by Patato with the Enriquillo Winds (#04632)
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"GALLOWS POLE"
from Preachin' The Blues by The Blue Rider Trio (#56962)
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"SHADY GREEN PASTURES"
from Walk With Me by The Arc Choir (#04132)

 

MAPLESHADE'S MUSIC FESTIVAL FEATURES SONGS FROM THESE CDs:

         

 

REVIEWS:

AudioEn
by Craig Fenemor

So you've spent heaps of dollars trying to get your system to sound like there's a live band playing in your lounge. Here's a $20 suggestion that may well make more difference than most anything else you've done. Mapleshade is a little outfit in the states that produces very purist recordings and this sampler disc lets you see the results. Purist in this case means live to two track on analog tape (at 15ips most of the time), no add-on EQ, reverb, overdubbing, compression etc, etc, etc.

I'm picking you'll get a hang of a surprise with the purity of the sound, the sheer impact of uncompressed horns, drums and voices, and the live feeling that you can only get by having the musicians in the same room at the some time. From the 32 voice acapella gospel of The ARC Choir to the simple but powerful guitar and vocals of Ben Andrews there's some very good music presented exquisitely. The opening track mixes trumpets, saxes, a trombone and a tuba along with congas, bongos, and a lot more percussion to simply blow the roof off the place.

What all this adds up to is a realisation that to a very large extent we're at the mercy of the recordings. This album will give you a good idea of what all the nasties in the recording chain are as they're so obvious by their absence. Go on and admit it, now and then you just want something to stretch your hi-fi system. This disc will do that for you.