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12/23/2012

Get ‘IN2 The Spirit’ this Season


 

Get ‘IN2 The Spirit’ this Season

Album by Canadian composer gives Christmas music a whole new meaning
Are you a bit ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas music? This season, get “IN2 The Spirit” with a CD that takes Christmas music to a new level. Canadian composer and guitarist John Findlay has been hard at work finishing up his debut Christmas jazz & blues instrumental CD IN2 The Spirit featuring:
Bill Payne of Little Feat fame, Will Lee of the David Letterman Show (one of the most recorded bassists in pop/jazz history) , Keith Carlock winner of 2009 Modern Drummer award (Sting, James Taylor, Steely Dan, Larry Carlton). Also featured are bassist Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea) and drummer Joel Rosenblatt (Spyra Gyra), and pianist George Whitty (David Sanborne, Brecker Bros.) and a veritable who’s who from the Canadian jazz & blues scene.
The album features 15 exciting, original jazz, blues and rock instrumental takes on Christmas classics that breathe new life into the Christmas genre.  According to Findlay, the idea was to take traditional Christmas music to a whole new level with compelling, creative arrangements and powerful performances while paying tribute to some of his favorite composers & guitarists, such as: Weather Report, Steely Dan, Larry Carlton, B.B. King, Thelonius Monk.
 
 

Christmas music is a tough nut to crack and Findlay takes the project on with soul and integrity fueled by his gutsy guitar playing.

The 12 Days of Christmas features a ‘Feats’ inspired arrangement harkening back to the ‘Dixie Chicken’ days and Will Lee & Keith Carlock lay down a killer groove under Bill Payne’s enormous barrel-house improvisations.

Musical risks are taken, melodies re-worked, themes varied, but at the center of the album, the Christmas ‘vibe’ and beautiful melodies remain preserved. It’s a labor of love and a real gift to jazz & blues lovers however there are no musically gratuitous moments or trappings.

The official release date for IN2 The Spirit is September 2013 but you can preview and enjoy streaming it online at Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/in2-the-spirit/sets/in2-the-spirit/
In the meantime, you can also help bring the project to life with your support by visiting http://igg.me/p/269188/x/1900621.

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About John Findlay:
John Findlay has been working in the music business for over 25 years as a Guitarist, Pianist, Singer, Composer and Producer.

contact: johnfindlaymusic@gmail.com
 

 

 

 
 


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