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Down in the Deep Deep Blue

The Man Overboard Quintet

Down in the Deep Deep Blue

Format: CD
Label: Champs Hill
UPC: 5060212590916
Catnr: CHRCD 089
Release date: 04 August 2017
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Label
Champs Hill
UPC
5060212590916
Catalogue number
CHRCD 089
Release date
04 August 2017
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About the album

“Away with the music of Broadway. Be off with your Irving Berlin.[..] Give no quarter to Kern or Cole Porter....” In making this new selection from the American Songbook for their second album, the members of The Man Overboard Quintet followed Ira Gershwin's instruction, quite literally, as contained in his lyrics for the song By Strauss.

Not only have they stayed away from Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter, the Gershwin brothers, and the elegant world of Broadway theatre in general – they have also steered clear of other better-known song composers. That said, the quintet was never exactly going to run out of material, because the canon of the American Songbook is so vast. It has been estimated that some 300,000 popular songs were deposited for copyright in the US between 1900 and 1950, the period during which all but one of the sixteen songs here were written.

Artist(s)

Thomas Gould (violin)

Thomas Gould performs as soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, LA Phil New Music Group, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as John Adams, Nicholas Collon, Paul Daniel and Robin Ticciati. Leader of Aurora Orchestra and associate leader of Britten Sinfonia, Gould appears as soloist and director with both groups and also collaborates regularly with Sinfonietta Riga. Thomas is a guest concertmaster of London Sinfonietta and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, also appearing in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The dedicatee of Nico Muhly’s concerto for six string electric violin Seeing is Believing, Thomas's recording of this work for Decca Classics received widespread critical acclaim. His other releases...
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Thomas Gould performs as soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, LA Phil New Music Group, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as John Adams, Nicholas Collon, Paul Daniel and Robin Ticciati. Leader of Aurora Orchestra and associate leader of Britten Sinfonia, Gould appears as soloist and director with both groups and also collaborates regularly with Sinfonietta Riga. Thomas is a guest concertmaster of London Sinfonietta and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, also appearing in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The dedicatee of Nico Muhly’s concerto for six string electric violin Seeing is Believing, Thomas's recording of this work for Decca Classics received widespread critical acclaim. His other releases on Champs Hill Records include two albums with his swing band Man Overboard Quintet and one with the Artea Quartet. For Harmonia Mundi, Thomas has recorded Bach’s The Goldberg Variations (in Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s transcription) directing Britten Sinfonia. In 2014 he signed a four- album contract with Edition Classics. Thomas is an associate of the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with György Pauk, and a former Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) winner. He plays a 1782 J.B. Guadagnini violin.
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Ewan Bleach (clarinet)

Louisa Jones (vocals)

Dave O’Brien (double bass)

The Man Overboard Quintet

The Man Overboard Quintet brings together five like-minded musicians who play and listen to all sorts of music, but who share a love of hot swing. Thomas Gould is a classical violinist described as “staggeringly virtuosic” by The Guardian. He also is a dab hand at jazz, and his playing meets its match in the lyrical clarinet- playing of Ewan Bleach, who has been making his mark on the music scenes of London and New Orleans. Thomas and Ewan work the tunes beautifully together, sometimes harmonising, sometimes challenging each other. At other times, they simply provide the setting for Louisa Jones’ distinctively husky but sweet voice. Underpinning the sound are Dave O’Brien (one of the brightest young musicians on the...
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The Man Overboard Quintet brings together five like-minded musicians who play and listen to all sorts of music, but who share a love of hot swing. Thomas Gould is a classical violinist described as “staggeringly virtuosic” by The Guardian. He also is a dab hand at jazz, and his playing meets its match in the lyrical clarinet- playing of Ewan Bleach, who has been making his mark on the music scenes of London and New Orleans. Thomas and Ewan work the tunes beautifully together, sometimes harmonising, sometimes challenging each other. At other times, they simply provide the setting for Louisa Jones’ distinctively husky but sweet voice. Underpinning the sound are Dave O’Brien (one of the brightest young musicians on the London swing scene) on the double bass and Jean-Marie Fagon, a good old- fashioned, no-nonsense rhythm guitarist from France.

The five musicians first started playing together in January 2011 and were quickly performing in some of London’s favourite jazz venues. The Man Overboard Quintet has recorded music for television, being featured in BBC3’s Being Human series, and they cut their first album – a collection of old jazz numbers played in The Man Overboard’s infectious, melodic style – for Champs Hill Records [All Hands On Deck, CHRCD062].


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01.
Please don't talk about me when i'm gone
03:51
(Sidney Clare) Dave O’Brien, Jean-Marie Fagon, Louisa Jones, Ewan Bleach, Thomas Gould
02.
Sister Sadie
03:27
(Horace Silver) Dave O’Brien, Jean-Marie Fagon, Louisa Jones, Ewan Bleach, Thomas Gould
03.
Trav'lin All alone
04:17
(JC Johnson) Ewan Bleach, Thomas Gould, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
04.
New Orleans Wiggle
03:30
(AJ Piron) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
05.
Imagination
04:42
(Fud Livingston) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
06.
I hate myself for being so mean to you
03:48
(Isham Jones) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
07.
Me & My Gin
05:52
(JC Johnson) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
08.
I wonder where my baby is tonight
03:43
(Walter Donaldson) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
09.
Carelessly
04:13
(Charles Kenny) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
10.
Jubilee Stomp
03:29
(Duke Ellington) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
11.
Good Morning Heartache
04:26
(Irene Higginbotham) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
12.
Limehouse blues
03:56
(Philip Braham) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
13.
Dirty tb blues
05:06
(Victoria Spivey) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
14.
I wish that i were twins
03:30
(Joseph Mayer) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
15.
If my heart could only talk
04:11
(Walter Samuels) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
16.
What a little moonlight can do
04:43
(Harry M. Woods) Thomas Gould, Ewan Bleach, Louisa Jones, Jean-Marie Fagon, Dave O’Brien
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