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Mangoes, Musical Shorts, Vol. 1

by Jeremy Moyer

A sonically eclectic collection of brief, acoustic, folk-based, mostly instrumental pieces. Moods range from meditative gong music and erhu smooth jazz to groovy hand drumming, bossa nova and raw Chinese folk fiddling.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Falling Snow
2:17 $0.99
2. El Chino Guapo
1:24 $0.99
3. Fishing Secrets
3:09 $0.99
4. Bedtime Stories
2:59 $0.99
5. Workers Theme Song
2:27 $0.99
6. Grasshopper Siesta
2:09 $0.99
7. Danse d'hiver
2:23 $0.99
8. Wondering About Something
1:52 $0.99
9. FPS Fanfare
2:23 $0.99
10. ZJJ 4 Seasons
3:07 $0.99
11. Origins
3:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mangoes: Musical Shorts Volume 1 is a sonically eclectic collection of brief, acoustic, folk-based, mostly instrumental pieces that showcase Moyer's abilities as a composer and multi-instrumentalist bridging Eastern and Western musical traditions. It was recorded in a 100-yr-old Chinese attic in the village of Zhujiajiao in the suburbs of Shanghai during Moyer's residency at the Shanghai-Zhujiajiao Water Village World Music Festival. Moods range from meditative gong music and erhu smooth jazz to groovy hand drumming, bossa nova and raw folk fiddling. Track 10, ZJJ 4 Seasons - a traditional folk song - features local singer Yang Guanghua.

All music composed and arranged by Jeremy Moyer except: 'ZJJ 4 Seasons' - traditional folk song

All instrumental and vocal performances by Jeremy Moyer except:
surdo on 'Fishing Secrets' and quica on 'FPS Fanfare' performed by Leonardo Susi; trumpet and trombone on 'FPS Fanfare' performed by JQ Whitcomb and Hu Qingwen; vocal on 'ZJJ 4 Seasons' performed by Yang Guanghua.

Recorded by Jeremy Moyer at Shanghai-Zhujiajiao World Music Centre

Mixed and Mastered by J. Richard Hutt, assisted by Ron Chilton, at Cedartree, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Graphic design by Jeremy Moyer and Joanna Mazur

Produced by Jeremy Moyer



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Trent C. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Wonderful World Fusion music by accomplished multi-instrumentalist
The soothing tones and inviting melodies of multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Moyer’s fine CD, "Mangoes, Musical Shorts, Vol. 1," adds up to a thoroughly enjoyable World Fusion listening experience. Making the intricate fretwork on various instruments sound effortless, Moyer’s skills are front and center, both as a musician and as a composer. The peaceful, lulling track, "Bedtime Stories," utilizes the aforementioned string instruments to their maximum potential; the melody is that of a familiar lullaby, but unique twists are added that make this rendition truly singular. "Worker's Theme Song," with its expressive percussion, adds a rhythmic element to the album, while the Brazilian feel of “El Chino Guapo” showcases yet a different side of Moyer’s musical reach. For World Music that's exciting and different, but not daunting, Jeremy Moyer’s "Mangoes, Musical Shorts, Vol. 1" is a great choice.