Conceived in the hallways of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montr?al (Canada) on a sunny day in 1999, Sagapool is giving birth to his fourth album. On the menu: guitar, accordion, violin, double bass, clarinet, piano, various tools and sandpaper.
Sagapool is a forum for quivering ideas, somewhere between the Nu-Jazz and World Music, with a cinematographic music ambiance. This mix of good-natured shenanigans, striking musical skill, and Northern thoughtfulness will reach the U.S., as the group tours in March 2012.
On their warm and inviting first collaborative collection on Ultimate Vibe Recordings, the renowned contemporary jazz guitarist and the award winning folk/pop singer/songwriter celebrate ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ with a unique vintage pop/jazz vibe that draws on traditions of the past while blazing new trails for the ever popular genre. While evoking feelings of nostalgia for days gone by, the ten witty, charming and easy grooving originals make the perfect fresh accompaniment for a whole new set of inspiring Yuletide memories.
Sing Along With Mitch showcases Mitchel Forman as a piano bench Svengali in the role of vocal accompanist to seven distinctive and evocative singers. Sing Along With Mitch ups the ante on his previous outings putting the unique Forman joyful stamp on a collection of hip arrangements that retain classic class and jazz smarts.
This brilliant double CD collection of tracks features the original Special EFX lineup of favorites – drummer Lionel Cordew, bassist Jerry Brooks, keyboardist Jay Rowe, and vocalist/percussionist Philip Hamilton – plus many brilliant guest artists, including keyboardist Jeff Lorber, violinist Karen Briggs, keyboardist Lao Tizer, vocalist Will Brock, bassist Dave Anderson, and violinist Alan Grubner.