Jeremy Kittel | Roaming

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by Jeremy Kittel

Incredible young fiddler roams through musical genres, from Scottish, Irish & Cape Breton to newgrass, funk, jazz and contemporary classical, in an amazing and cohesive hour of music; with guitar, bass, bodhran & piano.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. The Wooden Furnace/The Blackhaired Lass/Sleepy Maggie/Crowley's
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2. Stairwell Time/The Slipping Jig/Sky Paint
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3. Gloomy Winter
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4. Blackberry Blossom/Sing Sing Sing
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5. Oisin's Tune
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6. Smithereens/The Devil in the Kitchen/King George The IV/The King
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7. Summer's End/Elly's Autumn
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8. Johnny Boyle's/Spootiskerry
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9. Spain
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10. The Fire Hose Reel
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11. Austin Tierney's/Miss Shepherd's/Frank's Reel
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Album Notes
Kittel energetically explores his many musical influences, from traditional Scottish and Irish styles to jazz and classical music. He moves from original Celtic compositions to Irish-tinged jazz, newgrass and triple-fiddle harmonies, with startling improvisations and plenty of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes.

With John Behling on guitar, Glenn Brady on acoustic bass, Tyler Duncan on bodhran and Irena Portenko on piano. 57 minutes.

"It's a much over-used cliche, but I really believe this is what genius sounds like. Highly recommended!" - Mark Clark, Jam Rag, 3/2003

"There's enough of the traditional music to keep purists happy... But that's only the starting point for Kittel."
- David Lyman, Detroit Free Press, 3/16/03

"Jeremy uses traditional music as a base on which to fuse styles and sounds. He stretches beyond musical boundaries with a delightful mix of innovative original tunes, traditional Celtic melodies, and soundscapes adapted from the likes of jazz greats Louis Prima and Chick Corea... Roaming is a totally pleasurable listening experience."
- Matt Watroba, Sing Out Magazine, Fall 2003

"I am generally very traditional in my tastes, but I enjoy this disc a lot. The playing is fresh, exciting, and sweet. Very able accompaniment on guitar by John Behling, with some particularly hot jazz licks, and a nice use of bass, bodhran, and piano as well. Oh yeah, Jeremy is just too damn young to play as well as he does, and "more mature" musicians should ignore the pictures on the album, or tape them over, or something of the sort.
- Brendan Taaffe, Fiddler Magazine, Summer 2003

"played with a festive ferocity that almost set his bow on fire"
- Tom Hill, Valley News, 12/19/02

"can do straight Celtic AND great jazz, but the fusion is explosive"
- Kathryn Morski, Delta Area Folk Traditions

"takes the listener into an almost spiritual foray that is all over the map in its unrestrained energetic quest for the perfect musical moment"
- PT Quinn, Current, 12/2001

"This all-instrumental collection features tunes in Scottish and Irish styles, about half of them originals that show an ear for neat twists of melody and ornamented flights. There's also a touch of bluegrass, some crunchy quasi-funk beats, and a surprising and successful cover of Chick Corea's jazz standard "Spain." Most tracks find Kittel backed by versatile guitarist John Behling, who does a credible job of keeping up with all his lightning-quick moves." - Dirty Linen, June 2004


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Frank Pratt

Superb and Talented
My daughter, who plays Celtic fiddle, loves this CD and we constantly battle over it. My favorite song has always been Blackberry Blossom and Jeremy's rendition is played over and over on my way to work each morning. Stairwell is another song that we enjoy. It is difficult not to listen to the CD all day. We love it!

Jean Holland

This is my 4th copy of this CD. Three of my sons have permanently borrowed the others. I'm up to 4 replacements of the White Album (same reason), but Roaming is closing the gap.

Nancy Richardson

every string player needs to hear this, no matter what your "style "
This CD instantly went in the pile with those which never get loaned out, but always given as gifts. The first time I listened to Roaming, it stayed in my CD player for a whole week! There's something for everyone here; jazz, bluegrass, celtic, scottish and all pieces are performed with a flawless technique, a fresh creativity (love that ponticello effect) and a variety of texture. Everytime I listen I hear something new.

Ed Kryshak MD

Incredible eclectic mix of various styles
This CD is incredible....Kittel is flat-out amazing. An eclectic mix of various styles with pure Irish and somewhat unexpected jazz that will make you stop whatever you are doing to just listen and smile. This is feel-great music....don't we all need some of this?


you are really good
it was ver fun playing with you on friday it was an honor playing with you and mane sure to say hi to hip shaker for me (Paul) he is gorgeous~! (7th grader)

Beth Price

Jeremy Kittel is astounding!
Roaming has earned a semi-permanent place in my car's cd changer. What a talented young man! He was a guest at our church and I was sold after the first minute of music. I came home and order his latest CD and every song is great.

Kristin Kennedy

Get up and dance CD
The music is powerful. I play violin and enjoyed the style and notes in the pieces played on the CD. It a definate get up and dance kind of CD!

Gordon Stewart

Virtuousity, versatility, vitality and violin-playing at its best!
As a player and enjoyer of violin music, this CD puts Kittel at the top of my list! Esp. Johnny Boyle's/Spootiskerry, Smithereens and Blackberry Blossom! Good variety!

K Sorensen

refreshing and energizing
It's clean sound and uplifting beat really get's your foot tapping. I look forward to getting other CDs by this artist!

New York Times Music Review

Behling does it again.
Behling almost lit his guitar on fire as he played one of the many Irish licks. The man can flat out play guitar and he improvises with the best of them. He nearly died when he played "Soul Glow." Then he actually did die, having a small heart attack.
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