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Circus Bella All Star Band

by Circus Bella All Star Band

Big Band Big Top! Brand new, wildly original circus music.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Kickin it Off
0:40 $0.29
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2. Hats & Spats
3:46 $0.99
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3. Slackrope
5:38 $0.99
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4. Abigail's Trapeze Waltz (feat. Rob Reich)
4:02 $0.99
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5. Contortion
5:30 $0.99
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6. Deathdefying (feat. Dina Maccabee)
3:35 $0.99
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7. Concerto for Ralph (feat. Ralph Carney)
1:47 $0.59
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8. Circus Bella All Stars March
3:54 $0.99
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9. Unicycle
4:59 $0.99
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10. Sleight of Hand
2:45 $0.99
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11. Play That Ukelele!
0:52 $0.29
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12. Messin Round
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13. Bella Rolla Bolla
4:02 $0.99
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14. The Afterparty
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Accordionist Rob Reich (Tin Hat, Gaucho, Nice Guy Trio) leads a top notch 11-piece band through his bold original music for Circus Bella. The music captures the danger, bravado, wit, and virtuosity of a traveling circus show. It sweeps the listener through a dazzling array of styles, and explores the line between deadly serious and hilarious.

Rob's compositions are inspired by 1920s and New Orleans Jazz, Klezmer, French waltz, and American circus marches. Reich has worked with the circus artists to develop arrangements that complement the physicality and mood of each act. His scoring leaves room for the musicians to stretch out from the notes on the page and to fill the space with improvisation that goes with the feeling of the moment. The music unfolds with as much spontaneity as the performers in the ring.

Rob received his degree in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and has been composing original music for 15 years. This CD represents Rob's mature musical vision for the first time.

Rob Reich - accordion
Ralph Carney - slide clarinet, clarinet, saxophone, etc.
Sylvain Carton - clarinet, saxophone
Tom Griesser - clarinet, saxophone
Dina Maccabee - violin, viola
Henry Hung - trumpet
Ian Carey - trumpet
Greg Stephens - trombone
Zachariah Spellman - tuba
Michael Pinkham - drums & percussion
Beth Goodfellow - drums & percussion
Tristan Cunningham - vocals
Ken Prokuski - ukelele

recorded by Eli Crews at Broken Radio, San Francisco
mixed by Scott McDowell at Hyde Street Studio C, San Francisco
mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Labs, Oakland
illustration and design by Newman

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Peter Bufano

You will have a lot of fun
You will have a lot of fun with this! it's a self contained portable party. The album cover alone is worth the price of admission. Other great treats include high fidelity sound, great players, cool tunes, and some hot accordion playing.
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