Songs I Like a Lot

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Songs I Like a Lot contains seven rearrangements of favorite music of composer/percussionist John Hollenbeck. Hollenbeck is known for his combination of contemporary charts with a refreshing playfulness for large ensembles. The seven tunes run the gamut from two Jimmy Webb classics, "Wichita Lineman" and "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress," Ornette Coleman's "All My Life," Queen's "Bicycle Race," Imogen Heap's "Canvas," Japanese composer Nobukazu Takemura's "Fallslake," and the traditional ballad "Man of Constant Sorrow." The album features vocalists Theo Bleckmann, who has recorded three albums with Hollenbeck, Kate McGarry, pianist Gary Versace, and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Songs I Like a Lot contains seven rearrangements of favorite music of composer/percussionist John Hollenbeck. Hollenbeck is known for his combination of contemporary charts with a refreshing playfulness for large ensembles. The seven tunes run the gamut from two Jimmy Webb classics, "Wichita Lineman" and "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress," Ornette Coleman's "All My Life," Queen's "Bicycle Race," Imogen Heap's "Canvas," Japanese composer Nobukazu Takemura's "Fallslake," and the traditional ballad "Man of Constant Sorrow." The album features vocalists Theo Bleckmann, who has recorded three albums with Hollenbeck, Kate McGarry, pianist Gary Versace, and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. Songs I Like a Lot is definitely unique but oddly accessible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • Label: Sunnyside Communicat
  • UPC: 016728133920
  • Catalog Number: 1339
  • Sales rank: 88,660

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wichita Lineman - Martin Scales (8:12)
  2. 2 Canvas - Christian Jaksjø (5:25)
  3. 3 The Moon's a Harsh Mistress - Gary Versace (14:34)
  4. 4 Man of Constant Sorrow - Paul Hochstadter (11:23)
  5. 5 All My Life - Axel Schlosser (9:35)
  6. 6 Bicycle Race (5:39)
  7. 7 Fallslake - Oliver Leicht (7:35)
  8. 8 Chapel Flies (6:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Hollenbeck Primary Artist, Percussion, Conductor
Kate McGarry Vocals
Julian Arguelles Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Thomas Heidepriem Bass
Theo Bleckmann Vocals
Peter Feil Trombone
Gary Versace Organ, Piano
Thomas Vogel Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Martin Auer Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Christian Jaksjø Trombone, Tenor Horn
Rainer Heute Bass, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone
Oliver Leicht Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet
Günter Bollmann Trombone
Axel Schlosser Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steffen Weber Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Manfred Honetschläger Bass Trombone
Frank Wellert Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Paul Hochstadter Drums
Martin Scales Guitar
Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Technical Credits
Freddie Mercury Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Ornette Coleman Composer
John Hollenbeck Arranger, Composer, Producer
Nobukazu Takemura Composer
Brent Lambert Mastering
Imogen Heap Composer
Traditional Composer
Hessischer Rundfunk Producer
Rainer Schulz Engineer
Axel Gutzler Recording Producer
Olaf Stötzler Producer
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