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by Marc & Dede Alderman

World/Jazz - Percussion Eclecticism
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Funkatonic
5:02 album only
2. Samba de Uma Nota So'
4:04 album only
3. Saharavan
8:02 album only
4. Irish Medly: Ten Penny Bit, The Kesh, Smash the Windows
4:02 album only
5. Who By Fire (L. Cohen)
4:10 album only
6. The Aklung Interlude
0:44 album only
7. The Jolly Beggar
3:32 album only
8. Wading in the Velvet Sea (T. Anastasio, M. Marshall)
4:31 album only
9. Caterpillar
7:27 album only
10. Song for a Sunny Afternoon
4:47 album only


Album Notes
Best described as world/jazz “Introducing…” features fresh and funky original music alongside world-influenced interpretations of standards by Ellington, Jobim, Leonard Cohen, and Phish. On the CD, Dede sings and plays the vibraphone, Marc performs on drum set and both play world percussion instruments. Joining them is Tim McKay on upright and electric bass. He is best known for his work with K-Jones and the Benzie Playboys.

The Aldermans’ original music is a reflection of their percussion eclecticism. Reggae, Folk, Trad. Irish Music, Indian Classical Music, Funk, and Jazz are all reflected in the varied instrumentation supporting Dede’s organic lyrics and songs.



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Northern Express - Robert Downs

Marc and Dede Alderman put their hearts and souls into this labor of love, which
The CD is similar to Mickey Hart’s “Planet Drum” album in that the 10 songs here are an excursion into the heart of percussive music, accented by Dede’s playing on vibraphone and Marc’s eclectic drum beats.
Marc describes the Interlochen couple’s music as world/jazz, with a goal of offering “original music alongside world-influenced interpretations of standards by Ellington, Jobim, Leonard Cohen and Phish.”
It’s not all bouncing to beats: Dede sings on several songs with a honey-sweet voice on an intriguing range of selections, including “Who By Fire” by Cohen, “The Jolly Beggar” traditional folk, and their own composition, “Caterpillar.”
The album cover and liner notes are cute as a bug’s ear with drawings by Penny Krehbiehl and there’s a fresh innocence to this CD which gets an assist from local musicians, including Tim McKay, Ester Posner, Ze Carlos, Nick “Treeman” Vandermolen, Sean Dye and Pat Ivory, with Joey Callahan spinning the dials at Radius Recording.
Marc and Dede have backed numerous local musicians on other recordings and are widely regarded as being among the best percussionists in the region. Here, at last, is a chance to hear what they are able to do on their own.