Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon | Sweet Stillness

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Sweet Stillness

by Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon

Two award winning musicians, folk/blues California songwriter and Canadian jazz guitarist/composer blend into a brave new world, neither jazz nor singer-songwriter. Art music at its best! Fresh, weird, beautiful and familiar all at the same time.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Sweet Stillness
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
3:47 $0.99
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2. Big Leg Blues
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3. There Is a Bird
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
4:12 $0.99
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4. Don't Wake My Love
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
3:10 $0.99
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5. Room for Three
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
4:26 $0.99
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6. The Return of Gravity
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
2:24 $0.99
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7. Did You See My Friend
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
3:11 $0.99
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8. Flowers of the Wild
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
2:51 $0.99
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9. Sometimes
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
2:34 $0.99
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10. Waited to Find This
Kristina Olsen & Bill Coon
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kristina Olsen has long been fascinated by the blending of musical styles. And ‘Sweet Stillness’ continues that trajectory with the blending of folk/blues California songwriter Olsen with award winning Canadian jazz guitarist/composer Bill Coon. Coon and Olsen started their musical alliance after meeting while teaching at a jazz music camp in Canada. They became enamored with each other’s musical abilities and decided to try co-writing together. This CD album is the culmination of that musical meeting. Each pulling the other out of established comfort zones into a brave new world, neither jazz nor singer-songwriter. Art music at its best without conforming to expected genres. One of the songs is largely in 5/4 time, where another is played on concertina with jazz guitar accompaniment, but with a key signature of 6 flats, not typical in the folk world. With topics as diverse as; ménage à trois, a gentle acceptance of death, the ponderings of the return to gravity from fantasy, and the view of a fast world from under a front porch. And of course new love, but from the perspective of an old body. And a blues about big thighs. Fresh, weird and familiar all at the same time. Just like this world we are in!

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