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Leighton Life

by Tom Leighton

Big Band Folk!! A collection of sweeping, spacious melodies, orchestrated with piano, accordion, violin, cello, fiddle and horns and produced by Tom Leighton and the award winning Paul Mills.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All Thumbs
3:37 $0.99
2. A Summer Jig
4:42 $0.99
3. A Letter Found
4:25 $0.99
4. Hank Dances
3:50 $0.99
5. The Slow Dance
4:43 $0.99
6. Musette Bicyclette
5:43 $0.99
7. Waiting for Wind
3:40 $0.99
8. Professor Blackie
4:19 $0.99
9. The Hurdy Gurdy
6:50 $0.99
10. In Rembrance
4:42 $0.99
11. There Goes the Paper Boy
4:10 $0.99
12. Thumbs Up
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Album Notes
"Leighton Life" is a wonderfully eclectic recording that showcases the writing skills and musical dexterity of Tom Leighton, .... Leighton surrounds himself with a marvelous array of musical friends too plentyful to name to create horn sections, string arrangements, and string band accompaniments as required", David Olds, The WHOLE NOTE magasine (Feb - Mar, p.50).

From Bob Bossin (Canadian Song Writer and co-founder of Stringband) : But Life is full of, well, life. And melody, and tunefulness. Big band folk - who woulda thunk it. I look forward to lots more listens. Pls pass on my congrats and regards to Paul.
Keith Gustafson, musician, UK., "I’m in my late 60s now and rarely have I found anything so musically inspiring.
The breadth of your music is fantastic and the attention to detail, quality of recordings is stunning."
From Toronto singer/actor Mary Kelly: I just LOVE it. I keep playing it - it is so beautiful. I am worried that I’ll sound trite, because I just keep wanting to repeat how wonderful it is.

The writing, the arrangements, the playing, the production - they all support your beautiful artistic voice - you have something to say and you say it with grace and craft and ability and joy. Your musical and technical abilities are considerable and impressive - marry them with your sense of giving and fun and generosity and it is irresistible.
From Norm Barker, former owner of Studio 92, Toronto: "Tom!!!!! Your new CD -"LIFE"- is Astounding!!!!!!! Wow, what a fantastic work of art!!!!!! My hat goes of to you, and all, that were a part of this beautiful masterpiece! I really appreciate the LOVE, expertise and much time you put into this. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! from beginning to end!" Tom has used some of Toronto's finest musicians to realize his new collection of compositions. All of Tom's musical influences show up on this project, from Canadian fiddle/accordion dance styles to almost Classical piano trios and quartetes. Tom's team include one of Canada's top folk producers - Paul Mills, fiddle virtuoso Don Reed, session saxman Pat Carey and two of Toronto's top rhythm players Russ Boswell and Al Cross. The string players are Sam Bisson and Alex Toskov. They are remarkable young players and are featured on many of the tracks. Also are long time friends and colleagues Bob Johnston (bass) and Miles Raines (soprano sax). Rick Bauer is featured on guitar in a beautiful Celtic air. Tom is thrilled with the amount of musicality these players have given him. www.tomleighton.ca



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