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Ullswater

by William David Fastenow Jazz Orchestra

This premier album of the 21 piece Toronto-based ensemble is a sophisticated, imaginative, and often humorous approach to the jazz orchestra. If you've ever wondered what the true meaning of insipid taste is, don't miss this album.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Ullswater
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2. Four
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3. What A Mild Away To Such A Passionate Storm
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4. Elegy for a NY Ash
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5. The Jon Kay Sock Incident Part I - The Stinking & Dirtying
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6. The Jon Kay Sock Incident Part II - The Burning & Wetting
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7. The Jon Kay Sock Incident Part III - The Blood Staining
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8. The Jon Kay Sock Incident Part IV - The Exploration & Discovery
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9. You Go To My Head
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10. M is for Mingus, F is for Freedom
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is the premier album of 21-piece Toronto-based ensemble, the William David Fastenow Jazz Orchestra. Ullswater presents a sophisticated, imaginative, yet often humorous approach to the jazz orchestra sound. The recording features some of the finest up-and-coming artists in Canada and the United States:

William David Fastenow - composer and conductor

Liam Lewis - lead soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, and flute
Alexis Marsh - soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet
Chuck McClelland - tenor saxophone, flute, and clarinet
Jonathan Kay - tenor saxophone, flute, and clarinet
Charlie Finlay - baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, and bass clarinet

Dave Dulong - lead trumpet and flugelhorn
Steven Dyte -- trumpet and flugelhorn
Kozue Yoshida - trumpet and flugelhorn
Patrice Barbanchon - trumpet and flugelhorn
Jimmy Rhodes - trumpet and flugelhorn

Joel Green - lead trombone
Mark Grieve - trombone
Sylvain Bédard - trombone
Christian Overton - bass trombone

Vickie Yang - piano and keyboards
Justin Marks - guitar
Gordon Mowat - bass
Tim Shia - drums and percussion

Maya Chilton - vocals
Dee Kaye - spoken word


Recorded 7-8 April 2003
Produced by William David Fastenow
Engineered and Mixed by Jason Steidman
Assistant Recording Engineer: Adrian Nasager
Recorded and Mixed at Lydian Sound, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Mastered by Drew Lavyne at A.L.L. Digital, New York City, NY

All songs composed and arranged by William David Fastenow (Park Boulevard Productions, Inc. / ASCAP) except Four composed by Miles Davis (BMI) and You Go To My Head composed by Gillespie and Coots (ASCAP) and arranged by Gordon Mowat (SOCAN).

A PBP Production www.park-boulevard.com
(c) 2003 Park Boulevard Productions, Inc.
(p) 2003 Park Boulevard Productions, Inc.

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John Eaverton

Amazing CD - A "Must Have" for any music fan!!
Wow. I'm so impressed by this CD. The writing is very imaginative... and the players are amazing. We can't stop listening to it.

I saw this band live in toronto when they first premiered the 'Jon Kay Sock Incident.' It was too funny... Jonathan Kay wore a kilt to the gig (i guess celebrating his ancestry) and stood up for his solo at the end of 'The Sock' and the crowd died. All these amazing sounds coming at us and here is this guy in a kilt--we could only guess all the inside jokes and stories that went into that tune! ...That is until Mr. Fastenow explained the story to us. Knowing the story, I can see it depicted in the liner notes (ALSO very artistically done-design by forbescreative.com and apparently WDF wrote all the words cover to cover and everything on the CD--even the Mingus tribute! wow~!)

Anyway, so this story was about a night the band spent hanging out at Mr. Kay's after a rehearsal. Kay apparently started lighting his sock on fire while it was still on his foot. Mr. Dulong threw it outside in the snow and Mr. Grieve went out and got it... then started hitting everybody in the ass with the sock... then decided it's be a good idea to see if he could lob it into Kay's mouth. Mr. Kay apparently got a BIG taste of the sock, grabbed his hockey stick and chased Mr. Grieve down the street barefoot. HAHA ---anyway think about that story next time you listen to this CD.

THIS IS A MUST HAVE!!! My wife and I absolutely love it. Every song tells a story. It's so easy to get captivated by every note and emotion—my wife isn’t even a jazz fan, but she imagines the story to the song and gets pulled in! Check it out!!!
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Pinto Butterveins

Simple melting with wit and artistry
I wish i could have seen this group live. They have such energy and vigour in their playing. Willie is truely a musical inovator. His compositions show maturity and originality while not taking it all too seriously!

Bravo!
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Charles Geizhals

This CD's awesome!
Willie Fastenow is a genius.
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Dustin Cicero

Willie's amazing!
Willie Fastenow is the baddest EVER.
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