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Thousands of Ways

Susan Reed

Thousands of Ways

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552220629
Catnr: OA2 22206
Release date: 09 June 2023
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Label
OA2 Records
UPC
0805552220629
Catalogue number
OA2 22206
Release date
09 June 2023
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Violinist, vocalist and storyteller Susan Reed has crafted a wide-ranging career that includes multiple nationally renowned books and recordings for children. Constantly composing, this album celebrates a year of that writing: reflecting on life, love, the pandemic, politics, and of death and dying. Forming an inspired band to realize these works, Susan's links to jazz, classical, fiddle and klezmer music provides fertile ground for guitarist Craig Wagner, bassist David Friesen and drummer Steve Barnes' orchestrations. Thousands of Ways' mix of instrumentals and songs range from the joyful "Flying My Kite" and "Ribbons in the Wind," to the subtle soundscape of "Desert Flower" or the tabla driven funk of "Cat Got Your Tongue."
Die Geigerin, Sängerin und Geschichtenerzählerin Susan Reed hat eine weitreichende Karriere hinter sich, zu der mehrere landesweit bekannte Bücher und Aufnahmen für Kinder gehören. Sie komponiert ständig und feiert mit diesem Album ein Jahr des Schreibens: Nachdenken über das Leben, die Liebe, die Pandemie, die Politik, den Tod und das Sterben. Für die Umsetzung dieser Werke hat Susan eine inspirierte Band zusammengestellt. Ihre Verbindungen zu Jazz, Klassik, Fiddle und Klezmer-Musik bilden einen fruchtbaren Boden für die Orchestrationen von Gitarrist Craig Wagner, Bassist David Friesen und Schlagzeuger Steve Barnes. Die Mischung aus Instrumentalstücken und Songs auf Thousands of Ways reicht von den fröhlichen "Flying My Kite" und "Ribbons in the Wind" bis zu den subtilen Klanglandschaften von "Desert Flower" oder dem Tabla-getriebenen Funk von "Cat Got Your Tongue".

Artist(s)

Susan Reed (violin)

Susan Reed is a contemporary violinist, vocalist, storyteller, recording artist, author and educator from the Boston area. From classical to fiddle, gypsy to jazz, Susan interprets the world through sound. Susan combines her musical artistry with storytelling, crafting original shows that celebrate our humanity. She is equally adept in collaboration, adding her lyrical line to the musical mix of the moment. Susan has a BM and MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches nationally and internationally, and also trains new teachers in her workshop, Teach Smart. Susan’s palette of strings expands to include guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Susan has composed and recorded many award-winning CDs as well as books with Barefoot Books and Villegas Editores....
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Susan Reed is a contemporary violinist, vocalist, storyteller, recording artist, author and educator from the Boston area. From classical to fiddle, gypsy to jazz, Susan interprets the world through sound. Susan combines her musical artistry with storytelling, crafting original shows that celebrate our humanity. She is equally adept in collaboration, adding her lyrical line to the musical mix of the moment.
Susan has a BM and MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches nationally and internationally, and also trains new teachers in her workshop, Teach Smart.
Susan’s palette of strings expands to include guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Susan has composed and recorded many award-winning CDs as well as books with Barefoot Books and Villegas Editores. She has been recognized and honored by Parents’ Choice, Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Tillywig, and NAPPA.
Susan’s daughters are also musicians and perform together in their family string band, Tatu Mianzi, playing musical styles that circle the globe. The band also hosts style and improvisation workshops to young string players interested in exploring beyond the classical tradition.
Susan’s current passion is America’s music, jazz. Susan performs with several bands in the Boston area, including her own jazz combo, bringing jazz shows to communities through vocals and violin. Common to her performances is her trademark warmth and wit, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people’s understanding of the world around them.

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Susan Reed (violin)

Susan Reed is a contemporary violinist, vocalist, storyteller, recording artist, author and educator from the Boston area. From classical to fiddle, gypsy to jazz, Susan interprets the world through sound. Susan combines her musical artistry with storytelling, crafting original shows that celebrate our humanity. She is equally adept in collaboration, adding her lyrical line to the musical mix of the moment. Susan has a BM and MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches nationally and internationally, and also trains new teachers in her workshop, Teach Smart. Susan’s palette of strings expands to include guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Susan has composed and recorded many award-winning CDs as well as books with Barefoot Books and Villegas Editores....
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Susan Reed is a contemporary violinist, vocalist, storyteller, recording artist, author and educator from the Boston area. From classical to fiddle, gypsy to jazz, Susan interprets the world through sound. Susan combines her musical artistry with storytelling, crafting original shows that celebrate our humanity. She is equally adept in collaboration, adding her lyrical line to the musical mix of the moment.
Susan has a BM and MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches nationally and internationally, and also trains new teachers in her workshop, Teach Smart.
Susan’s palette of strings expands to include guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Susan has composed and recorded many award-winning CDs as well as books with Barefoot Books and Villegas Editores. She has been recognized and honored by Parents’ Choice, Mom’s Choice, Creative Child Magazine, Tillywig, and NAPPA.
Susan’s daughters are also musicians and perform together in their family string band, Tatu Mianzi, playing musical styles that circle the globe. The band also hosts style and improvisation workshops to young string players interested in exploring beyond the classical tradition.
Susan’s current passion is America’s music, jazz. Susan performs with several bands in the Boston area, including her own jazz combo, bringing jazz shows to communities through vocals and violin. Common to her performances is her trademark warmth and wit, and her conviction that music has the power to broaden people’s understanding of the world around them.

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