the pickPocket ensemble | If I Were A Highway

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
The Klezmatics Tin Hat Trio

Album Links
the pickPocket ensemble Bitmunk PassAlong QtrNote Tradebit Chondo MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes

More Artists From
United States - California - SF

Other Genres You Will Love
World: World Fusion Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Type: Acoustic
There are no items in your wishlist.

If I Were A Highway

by the pickPocket ensemble

World Cafe Music: A new acoustic music with chamber music grace and a street-wise edge.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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
just a few left.
order now!
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
share
time
download
1. Night Jasmine
Share this song!
X
3:23 $0.99
2. Prague
Share this song!
X
1:56 $0.99
3. The Gingerbread House
Share this song!
X
2:11 $0.99
4. Gold Tooth Blues
Share this song!
X
3:36 $0.99
5. Valls
Share this song!
X
1:32 $0.99
6. Packed Her things
Share this song!
X
3:36 $0.99
7. Granada
Share this song!
X
7:38 $0.99
8. The Gift of Water
Share this song!
X
4:08 $0.99
9. Meditation in D
Share this song!
X
2:03 $0.99
10. Remember The Moon
Share this song!
X
7:42 $0.99
11. 10 x 10
Share this song!
X
3:52 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Inspired by many world folk and café musics; meeting as musicians often do, in the center of this beautiful blend, to forge a new expression, with echoes of Eastern European and klezmer styles, Parisian bal musette, American folk, early jazz and swing, even rock. The pickPocket ensemble creates an original music with style and grace - passionate, melodic and memorable.

Marguerite Ostrovski, Violin Tim Fox, Guitar
Rick Corrigan, Accordion and Composition Greg Kehret, Double Bass
Katja Cooper, Percussion


"A band that is hard to encompass in standard music phraseology, (its) dreamlike sound has been described as 'cafe music without borders.' It can't be characterized as folk music, yet people of many different ethnic backgrounds .. hear the music of their homeland when they hear the pickPocket ensemble. The ever-evolving Corrigan is connected to a universal musical fount."
Boaz Rubin
Boaz Accordion Pages

"parsing out specific influences with the Pickpocket Ensemble is a tricky thing as Corrigan's superb arrangements are knit so tightly it becomes difficult to separate the musical threads. The reason I suppose is because (the group) choose to use their alembic to reinforce the commonalities of such diverse elements as much as they do to punctuate the differences. The result of course is just plain fine music that can only come from the Pickpocket Ensemble."
Aquarius Records, San Francisco

"The pickPocket ensemble is an instrumental quintet from the United States of America that has taken my attention. Their music is somehow very light and harmonic (I do not mean easy listening!). The tunes are creeping through the ears into my mind - where they will stay for long."
Christian Moll, Folkworld Magazine

"There's a band you should check, it's an independent low budget group called "pickPocket Ensemble" and I had the honor of seeing them in Berkeley in January promoting a record called "If I Were A Highway." Rhythms and melodies that can be traced from Eastern Europe, never compromising them with pop arrangements. This band, guys, can really make history if they were discovered by some guy like Alan Lomax."

"Es una banda del pueblo para el pueblo."
CacaoRock, Lima, Peru


Reviews


to write a review

Gloria Cabot

if I Were a Highway
Simply said, this music as played by pickPocket ensemble is an absolute sheer delight. For me, every song guarantees delivery of a smile and overall real good feeling.