Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band | Bleak Midwinter

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Black Dyke Brass Band Charlie Haden Kenny Wheeler

More Artists From
CANADA - Ontario

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Mainstream Jazz Holiday: Spiritual Moods: Mood: Christmas
There are no items in your wishlist.

Bleak Midwinter

by Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band

An incredible collaboration between an all star jazz quintet and an elite Salvation Army brass band. The music is a selection of new arrangements of Christmas carols, lullabyes and a few originals by the veteran double bassist.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
share
time
download
1. Blue March (feat. Mike Murley, Tara Davidson, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
5:03 $0.99
2. In the Bleak Midwinter (feat. Mike Murley, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
4:29 $0.99
3. Colin's Lullabye / Lullabye (feat. Mike Murley, Tara Davidson, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
5:06 $0.99
4. Huron Carol (feat. Mike Murley, Tara Davidson, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins
Share this song!
X
4:17 $0.99
5. Three Views of Coventry Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
3:31 $0.99
6. Lament for the Lost (feat. Rob Piltch, Ernesto Cervini & Tara Davidson) Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
2:59 $0.99
7. In the Love of Jesus (feat. Mike Murley, Rob Piltch, Ernesto Cervini & Yorkminster Citadel Band) Duncan Hopkins & Duncan Hopkins
Share this song!
X
5:45 $0.99
8. Away in a Manger / O Christmas Tree Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
2:35 $0.99
9. Londonderry Air (feat. Mike Murley, Tara Davidson, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
4:06 $0.99
10. Christmas Time Is Here (feat. Mike Murley, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
3:47 $0.99
11. Homeless (feat. Mike Murley, Tara Davidson, Rob Piltch & Ernesto Cervini) Duncan Hopkins
Share this song!
X
9:59 $0.99
12. O Canada Duncan Hopkins & Yorkminster Citadel Band
Share this song!
X
1:48 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
British born Duncan Hopkins is a double bassist, composer, arranger and educator based in Toronto, Canada. He has been likened to the world’s best : “St.Catharines has given the jazz world one important composer…Kenny Wheeler. It may have another one … in the person of Duncan Hopkins”. Globe and Mail and “(Duncan’s) strength’s lie in his writing and sense of textural organisation, which show him willing to stretch, push or otherwise challenge style and format.” Globe and Mail

Aside from his own projects, he is a popular sideman for a wide variety of artists such as Dianna Krall, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, John Hicks, Peter Appleyard, Ken Peplowski, Ed Bickert, D.D. Jackson, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Sam Rivers, George Masso, Tony Malaby, Bobo Stenson and arrangers Robert Farnon and Ralph Carmichael to name but a few. He was the last bassist in the famed Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass for several tours including Brazil and concerts including Carnegie Hall. He has also been the bassist with the popular Canadian Jazz Quartet since 2000.

Duncan has toured extensively throughout Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Brazil and the United States. He can be heard on over forty albums, numerous CBC, BBC and NPR recordings with such groups as The Pat LaBarbera Trio/Quartet, Dianna Krall, Peter Appleyard, Robert Farnon,The John Tank Quartet, The Warren Vache Quartet, The Nikki Iles Trio, The Martin Speake/Bobo Stenson Quartet.

Duncan’s solo albums which feature all original material from the leader, have received international acclaim : Le Rouge (1994) “This CD is Excellent!” {Cadence Magazine NY, USA} and Kindred Spirits (1996) “..a high grade release where the writing…is as impressive as the playing.” {The Toronto Star}. Snapshots (2000) “Snapshots …. is an impressive and accessible CD of contemporary jazz….(it) lends the disc (to) an early 60’s Miles Davis Quintet feel {Downtowner 2000}. His European band Secret has also been garnering a lot of attention for Secret (2002) “Make the effort to get this exceptional CD. {Phil Erenshaft Whole Magazine} and “very intelligent, sharp and very musical.” {John Fordham The London Guardian U.K. and also Bloor st.”The quality of the compositions, the incisiveness of the soloing and the collective spirit of the enterprise make this a better album than its predecessor. Hopkins’s seamless countermelodic flow beneath Speake and Iles is reminiscent of the late Bill Evans sideman Scott La Faro…”{John Fordham The Guardian UK} Duncan’s stunning Red & Brassy first combined the jazz tradition with the British Brass band tradition(2005). “Duncan Hopkins adds an inspired voice to Canadian jazz composition with his masterful Red & Brassy, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past, present and future in one invigorating breath.{ e-jazznews} and “This cd is a remarkable musical accomplishment – highly recommended!” (Wholenote Magazine Mar 01, 2006)

Now he brings the natural evolution of Red and Brassy in Bleak Midwinter. A collection of twelve songs: four typically contemporary yet accessible originals and then some new arrangements of winter classics such as In The Bleak Midwinter.


Reviews


to write a review