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Chameleon

by Alexander Mitchell

Chameleon is an eclectic compilation of traditional and modern unplugged roots music, from sizzling mountain music, klezmer,celtic to refined tangos, hot swing and ragtime.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Candles In The Dark
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2. Colleen Malone
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3. Smoke In The Hollow
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4. Say No More/Beaumont Rag
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5. Past the Point of Rescue/Master Crowley's
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6. The Jew From Montreal/Evit Gabriel/Evil Diane
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7. Tenderly Calling
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8. Tango Mimosa
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9. Bye Bye Blues/Stompin at Decca
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10. Yish'machu
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11. Tantz a Freylach
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12. Arran Boat/Paddy Fahey's/Devlin's/Bagdad Bully
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13. Chinkapin Hunting/Krazy for Kasha
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14. Song for you far away/Dr. Gilbert's
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alexander Mitchell is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar and also sings. This CD is a culmination of a music career that spans over 25 years of countless gigs in diverse styles of music and locales. Alexander started playing fiddle in 1978 after hearing bluegrass music. Since then he has been cultivating such diverse styles as appalachian, bluegrass, celtic, klezmer, traditional roots dance music, ballroom, hot swing and jazz.

Chameleon is an eclectic compilation of traditional and modern unplugged roots music, from sizzling mountain music to refined tangos, hot swing and ragtime. Alexander sings four vocal numbers on the CD as well as playing percussion and strings. The recording is propelled by Ralph Gordon's expressive and deep-groove bass, Paul Oorts' tasteful and nimble mandolin work and Dave Weisler's facile and brilliant piano playing.

Alexander has done a national tour with the Missouri Repertory Theatre, appeared in Ted Turner's movie " Gettysburg "as well as performing for the soundtrack, and numerous other stage and theatrical productions. Locally he has played the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium for the "Revels", the Birchmere and hundreds of other performances for restaurants, dances, wine tastings, weddings, small company picnics and corporate affairs.

Alexander teaches fiddle and mandolin at
Boe's Strings on N. Market St., in Frederick,
MD. Alexander is also available to hire for
private events of all sorts. To contact him to
for either purchase of a CD or to inquire about
availability for performance please e-mail him
at fiddlemuse@yahoo.com or call the Yellow
Cow Studio at 240-344-7806 .


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Tamara Barhar

A Violin Celebration of Many Traditions
Wonderful CD,with all different types of music for violin & ensemble. Alexander Mitchell's talent and musical interests are really chameleon- like. There are mysterious, haunting celtic tunes, boisterous dance music from Scottland and Ireland,sophisticated tangos and jazz pieces and music, middle eastern klezmer music and American Bluegrass. There are also several tracks of country music. These are 14 tracks of celebration music for the violin and accompaniment. I was inspired to play the violin again after listening to this CD, I had previously only played classical music. Now I'm playing fiddle music for the first time. Thank you Alexander for a re-introduction to the beauty of violin music.

Scott Beckwith

most played favorite in my collection
Chameleon is a Great mix of traditional and original music by superb talents that make for a really enjoyable listening experience. BUY IT NOW!

Tom Schneider

Candles In The Dark
Most of the pieces on this album are standard folk tunes. "Colleen
Malone/Golden Wedding Reel" is classical folk and very melodious, as
is "Past The Point Of Rescue/Master Crowley's". The lead-in to
"Candles In The Dark" wanders around way too much and I would cut it out. However, once "Candles In The Dark" gets going (50 seconds in),
it is absolutely brilliant and it is the entire reason I bought the
abum. Put Candles In The Dark on Itunes!!!!