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REVIEWS OF "TUNNELS AND VISIONS"


Top: Doug Wilde, Rich Greenspoon, Bob Cohen   
Below: David Woodhead, Colleen Allen



 

  
Plenty of new territory is covered here -
with compositions ranging from rambunctious romps
to contemplative minimalism, with a long list of
notable instrumentalists.



   


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New "Tunnels and Visions" CD

           


Listen and Purchase
at CDbaby.com here

with many thanks for the support of the Ontario Arts Council!



What People Are Saying About "Tunnels and Visions":

    This is an impressive and ambitious project - I'm playing the CD and talking up the gig.

       - Jaymz Bee, JAZZ-FM

 

    Clever usage of brass/reed sections, strings and rich solos make the Baker’s Dozen of pieces rich in variety and delivery…All the while Woodhead’s bass does some nice dolphin dances, creating misty droplets…

 -       George W. Harris, The Jazz Weekly

 

    …elements of folk and classical, funk and fusion and another dozen guest soloists are woven into its soaring pastoral soundscapes… The leader's rubberized fretless bass packs a recurring shot of momentum to this dreamy, exotic journey.           
      
- Roger Levesque, Penguin Eggs magazine

 

    ….impeccable playing throughout, which is the main reason to pay attention to anything Woodhead lays his hands on.

      -  The Waterloo Record

 

    A fabulous band playing challenging and engaging compositions.

      -   Howard Gladstone, artistic director, Winterfolk festival

 

    Why be satisfied with a 24 pack of Crayolas when you can get the 64 pack with a sharpener? Tunnels and Visions is an imaginative palette of musical colour.

     -  Shelley Gummeson, Jazz On The Rocks, CFBX Kamloops

 



What People Are Saying About The Confabulation:


“complex, orchestrated music, complete with unusual time signatures, backed by the
stellar Confabulation...
There’s a lot to absorb, but the melodies get embedded in your head.”
                                      - Penguin Eggs magazine review of the first Confabulation CD.

“an imaginative composer and producer who puts his supporting cast to work” 
             - Exclaim Magazine, Toronto, ON

 
“discoveries to get wow'ed about”  - The Province, Vancouver, BC
 
“exhilarating”   - CFUV, Victoria, BC
 
“layers of sound rich and poignant, mixing and blending a potent brew”
             - The Spirit of Rasputin’s, Ottawa, ON

 
“this group’s strength lies in its accessibly adventurous creative spirit” 
             - Roots Music Canada

 
“jazz, wild and free”  - The Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast, BC



Confab’ul/ate, v.i.
  1: engage in conversation: talk.
  2: fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation
       for loss of memory...

    It’s all about interplay - musical conversations and
fabrications from an imaginary coffeehouse late one
night in a distant past, or an imminent future...

  

   


....
The Confabulation CD

           



To order, just send $20 Cdn to David Woodhead at:
133 Albany Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 3C5, Canada
Cheque or money order, postage included, no boxtops necessary...

Purchase at CDbaby.com here

 
Confabulators have included:

David Woodhead
Walter MacLean
Al Cross
Ben Whiteley
Christine Bougie
David Celia
Tara Davidson
Jaron Freeman-Fox
Emilyn Stam
Rich Greenspoon
Cedric Smith
Rich Brown
Terry Jones
Noah Jones
Doug Wilde
Anne Lindsay
Colleen Allen
Richard Underhill
Joaquin Hidalgo
Bob Cohen

Confabulations have occurred at:

The Vancouver Folk Festival
Soc. of Performing Arts series, Gibsons, BC
The Vancouver Island Music Festival, Comox, BC
Hugh's Room, Toronto
Rasputin's concert series, Ottawa, ON
Hillside Festival, Guelph
The Tranzac Club, Toronto
The Folk Music Ontario Conference, Ottawa, ON
The Vital Spark Folk Club, Brooklin, ON
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
The Dominion on Queen, Toronto
The London Music Club, London, ON
Summerfolk Festival, Owen Sound
Blues Skies Festival, Clarendon, ON
Eaglewood Folk Festival
Shelter Valley Folk Festival, Grafton, ON
Sunfest World Music Fe
stival, London, ON
Musideum, Toronto
Canterbury Folk Festival, Ingersoll, ON
Haliburton Forest Festival, Haliburton, ON
Home County Folk Festival, London, ON
C'est What, Toronto
The Crooked Stovepipe, Villa Nova, ON
The Wee Folk Club, Toronto
Silence, Guelph, ON
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Kingston, ON

The Moonshine Cafe, Burlington, ON
The Pearl Company Theatre, Hamilton, ON
Distillery District Music City Summer Series, Toronto
The Jazz Room, Waterloo, ON
Livewire series, Octave Theatre, Kingston, ON



Rich Greenspoon, Richard Underhill, David Woodhead, Doug Wilde, Jaron Freeman-Fox

We're Porcupine Award Winners in the Oliver Schroer Off Beat category - see here!




 An early visit to Roots Music Canada in their Woodshed Studio:
David,  Jaron and Doug with interview and two tunes live
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