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Happy Talk

by Ron Halldorson

Creative energy rules on this feel-good guitar and bass duo album of great jazz standards and inventive originals.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Emma
5:41 album only
2. Manhã De Carnaval
9:14 album only
3. Honeysuckle Rose
6:01 album only
4. Blues for T.M.
8:05 album only
5. Blue Bossa
6:09 album only
6. Emily
6:42 album only
7. Doxy
6:04 album only
8. Embraceable You
7:11 album only
9. Speak Low
9:03 album only
10. Blues for T.M. (Take 2)
6:46 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Ron Halldorson has been prominent on the Canadian music scene since the 1960's. He is a multi-instrumentalist who has earned the respect and admiration of his peers on several instruments, including the guitar, pedal steel, and electric bass. He began his musical life at the age of seven as a student of the Hawaiian guitar. Four years later he was playing professionally with weekend bands, doing shows and dances around the country. Ron is well known in the industry for his unique, jazz-oriented approach to the pedal steel.
In his mid-teens, he became a close friend and colleague of legendary jazz guitarist Lenny Breau, with whom he worked for many years. Ron played bass on Breau's seminal recordings for RCA Victor: "Guitar Sounds from Lenny Breau" (Nashville) and "The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau" (Hollywood). He has been a sideman on scores of other recordings with an eclectic array of artists ranging from "The Guess Who" to Metis fiddle legend Andy DeJarlis, as well as appearing in concert with many great jazz artists including Benny Goodman, Bob Brookmeyer, Ed Bickert, Dave Young, Danny Pelfrey, Jack Sheldon......
Ron has had a busy career as a studio musician at the CBC and independent studios. A regular in the pit at Rainbow Stage and Manitoba Theatre Centre, he has also performed in many other musical theatre productions across Canada. Ron has worked in film as an arranger/composer for several National Film Board productions and has been a "casual player" with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra throughout his career.
In November of 2001, Ron received the "CanWest Global Jazz Award" for lifetime achievement in Jazz, and in 1987, the "Golden Award" from MACA for his lifetime contribution to Country Music.



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