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by Jan Mulder & the Jazz Winds Chamber Jazz Ensemble

BLOWOUT is a collection of eight original tunes composed by Jan and performed by Jazz Winds. If you like Jazz, Latin, and Classical music, then you will appreciate this CD.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blowout
4:31 $0.99
2. Sharp Nine Blues
4:35 $0.99
3. Banff Bossa
6:43 $0.99
4. Back to Bassics
3:50 $0.99
5. Well #1
5:15 $0.99
6. Stephen Avenue Walk
5:15 $0.99
7. Hughmungous
3:14 $0.99
8. Leaving
7:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
BLOWOUT: the story
Although I have been a professional musician for over 15 years, it has taken me up to now to produce my first album. To me, being a composer is like being a photographer for the National Geographic. Maybe one in a thousand pictures is worth publishing in the magazine. It has taken me a long time to collect enough "good" tunes worth publishing. BLOWOUT is the result and each song comes with its own little story:

BLOWOUT was inspired by Bob Berg's tune: "Friday Night in the Cadillac Club". It is a high energy swing tune.

SHARP NINE BLUES was inspired by the sharp nine extension of the dominant seven chord, which has a very characteristic sound. It is a tension creating chord that can only be used if alternated by more relaxing chords.

BANFF BOSSA was written during a composers workshop with Hugh Fraser at the Banff Centre. It was a last minute assignment that had to be written in one night and performed the next day.

BACK TO BASSICS is a word play. It is a tune featuring the acoustic bass and bass clarinet. Not an easy combination to write for. I only succeeded on the third trial.

WELL #1 was the result of an attempt to create a different style of music. It is a half way home between jazz and classical music and somewhat reminiscent of one of my classical idols: Claude Debussy. The title also reminds us that this tune was written in Alberta with wells of a different nature.

STEPHEN AVENUE WALK takes us for a walk along Calgary's Stephen Avenue. And, of course, you cannot complete this walk without visiting one of the many Irish pubs along the avenue. This tune was inspired by a Chris Potter composition in which he sequences three 4/4 measures followed by a 2/4.

HUGHMUNGOUS is a high energy tune written in honor of Hugh Fraser who has been my teacher and mentor in several Banff Centre work shops.

LEAVING is a tune I wrote after a very sad moment in my life. It is slow moving and beautifully interpeted by my fellow musicians from Jazz Winds with whom I have been writing and performing for many years. Thank you Cédric, Frank, Trish, Aaron, and Robin for accompanying me on this musical journey.



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