Vessel of Gratitude

by Tigger Benford and Party

 

Vessel of Gratitude by Tigger Benford and Party

8 long tracks :  some mixed meter.

Party includes Musicians:  Todd Isler, Rex Benincasa, Arthur Kell, Peter Jones, Jesse Manno, David Schulman

From the inset: I (Tigger Benford) am listed as the composer of these tunes.  However I don't have the skill or the interest to present a finished score to the musicians that they need only to execute.  Every member of the project contributed creatively to these tunes in major ways.  I provided melodies, some bass lines, metric structures and song forms.  I chose the order of the tunes and named them.  the musicians filled in the details of their parts, bringing them to life,  We collaborated on instrument choices and general character.  Harmonic lines were created by the musicians themselves.

Instruments:  Drums, Drum Set, Percussion, Canjon, Bass, Piano, Bouzouki, dudek, violin, aud, caxixi, Marimba, tabla, accordian, saz, boddhran, fig, udu-boo, dholak, Moroccan clappers, congas, cowbell cura, bazouki, and amadinda.

About the Amadinda: (from the album inset)
"The amadinda is a unique exlophone, orginating in the east African country of Uganda.  Amadinda music is pentatonic, or in other words, five tones per octave.  Two players sit opposite each other and play in between each other's melodies, in steady rhythm.  The resultant combined melody yields the top part, which darts back and forth between the two lower parts, creating a complex, steady, hypnotic music.  EMIL IN THE HOUSE is composed by Benford in traditional style.  the addition of drum set and various melodic instruments is not traditional."

 

CONTENTS

 

Title

Instruments / Description

Length

MP3 Demos

1.

Vessel of Gratitude

Drums, cajon, bass, piano, bouzouki, dudek, violin

8:05

Vessel of Gratitude

2.

Sifnos Dove

Oud, drums, dumbek, caxixi, marimba, tabla, bass, accordian, piano, violin

6:38

Sifnos Dove
Sifnos Dove #2

3.

Imbroglio

Accordian, Piano, saz, boddhran, rig, dud-boo, violin

6:36

Imbroglio

4.

You Talkin' to Me?

Cajon, udu-boo, dholak

4:14

You Talkin' to Me?

5.

One Chicken Too Many

Bass, drum set, voilin, piano, Moroccan clappers, congas, cowbell, bazouki, cura

7:25

One Chicken Too Many

6.

Emil is in the House, Part 1&2

Amadinda, drum set, accordian, vioilin, marimba, bass, cura

5:57

Emil is in the House, Part 1&2

7.

Emil is in the House, Part 3

Amadinda, drum set, accordian, vioilin, marimba, bass, cura

5:42

Emil is in the House, Part 3

8.

Waltz for Paulette Sears

Violin, bass, marimba, piano, accordian, oud

7:20

Waltz for Paulette Sears

CD is $13.00

 





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