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Folk: Singer/Songwriter Jazz: Free Jazz Moods: Type: Live Recordings
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The Swim Sessions

by The River

Live album. Unique blend of folky songs, improvised music and spoken poetry, sometimes meandering from one to the other unnoticed, at other times challenging each other boldly. Weathered musicians with ever young at heart musical spirit.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Fish / Quiet as Water
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2. Belly Flop / Little Pink Girl
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3. I Bought You a Duck
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4. Provider
3:06 $0.99
5. Seamless / Decompression / Who
11:35 album only
6. Nobody Knows
4:20 $0.99
7. Proud / Hope
4:07 $0.99
8. O Romeo
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9. Home
7:05 $0.99
10. Lanterns With Light
4:34 $0.99
11. Html / Lifeguard
17:50 album only
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Album Notes
The RIVER is a sextet brought together by singer/songwriter Lily Kiara, with the wild imagination of hearing songs, improvised music and poetry in one flow. They started with the songs by Lily, on guitar and vocals, poems by English poet Julyen Hamilton, clarinet and saxophone by Michael Moore and trumpet and vocals by Felicity Provan in 2006. Two years later the band was expanded with Michael Vatcher on drums, percussion and Joost Buis on lap steel guitar and trombone. An unlikely combination, yet blending so naturally when in concert.
The four improvising musicians are each known in the jazz and improvised music scene in Amsterdam and far beyond. They play in numerous ensembles of their own and others. Poet Julyen Hamilton has been writing poems since a very young age and has been bringing dance and poetry together in an original powerful and musical way. Lily has been writing songs since 14 years old and toured 13 states in the USA in 2015 with the International Songwriters Collective.

In 2013/2014, The RIVER played a mini series, The SWIM SESSIONS, in three different venues in Amsterdam. The third one took place in the prestigious Bimhuis. It was an evening with both intimate and festive music. This album is recorded that evening. This album is recorded that evening. We hope you enjoy!

Sibyl Sings is Lily Kiara's own label for music and poetry. Earlier albums are her soloalbum On This Ground (2008) and an album with poetry and music by Julyen Hamilton (2012), The Edge Of Letters.

Review of the release concert (in Dutch): http://frnkfrt.net/the-river-een-spannend-muzikaal-kralensnoer/
ENGLISH quote from the review: "The RIVER is exceptional. Because of the combination of music genres that mingle and at the same time actually also don't mingle, but mostly very harmoniously live besides each other so it feels as if they mingle."



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