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Poema Poematis

by Ben Sures

Canadian singer songwriter's most popular songs arranged for horns and strings in a live concert setting. Arrangements by Audrey Ochoa and performed at The Yardbird Suite in Edmonton.Folk Roots meets Jazz in a brand new way.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Marie Marie (Live)
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2. Postcards (Live)
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3. Winnipeg (Live)
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4. Holes (Live)
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5. In Burma (Live)
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6. Used to Have a Raygun (Live)
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7. Where Are They Now (Live)
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8. Maybe (Live)
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9. In a Perfect World (Live)
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10. Everybody Matters (Live)
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11. Any Precious Girl (Live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Singer Songwriter Ben Sures songs presented in a whole new way- full on acoustic band with a six piece horn section and brand new arrangements by trombonist Audrey Ochoa in a live setting.

"Ben Sures new record "Poema Poematis" is a charming song cycle filled with heart and wit and made all the more cohesive by some brilliant horn and string arrangements. Reminiscent of Van Dyke Parks "Discover America" but in it's own way"
Ron Sexsmith

Singer songwriter and strummer Ben Sures has always had a musical vision too big to stick with one style or another, and a sense of humour that brings a comic element to many of his songs. This time around, in a live performance from Edmonton's venerable Yardbird Suite he takes on varied shades of jazz with a ten-piece band that includes six of the city's best, most versatile horn players.
Special credit to trombonist-arranger Audrey Ochoa who came up with splendid ensemble charts incorporating bits of Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Django Reinhardt and more, touching on oompah, bebop, Gypsy jazz and whimsical music hall without weighing in on anything too long. Ochoa's veteran musician father died two days before the show but she stuck it out for him and the album is dedicated to Romeo Ochoa. Kudos to Miles Wilkinson's great sound job too.
In the end though it's Sures who commands our attention with lyric themes tracing childhood memories and forlorn romance, social media strangers and the dangers of foreign travel. Shot through with his bemused wit and folky warmth, it's a song fest beyond genre that brings a smile to your face.
-Roger Levesque
Penguin Eggs Magazine

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