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One for the Founders

by Skamanians

Trad Ska Jazz from the South of France. Either as a Fanfare (marching band) or a stage storming brass heavy ska machine, One For The Founders gives you a taste of authentic ska.
Genre: Reggae: Ska
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1. Blue Trane
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2. Yogi Man
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3. In the Mood for Ska
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4. Thoroughfare
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5. Feeling Fine
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6. Alley Cat Ska
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7. Christine Keeler (Comin' Home Baby)
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8. A Message to You Rudy
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9. Alipang
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10. Latin Goes Ska
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11. Marcus Junior
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12. Nelsons Song
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13. Special Event
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14. Twelve Minutes to Go
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15. You're Wondering Now
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The project to put together a true “trad ska (jazz)” group capable of playing as a Fanfare (marching band type thing) or a stage storming full on brass heavy outfit had been in our heads for a little while before we finally got our horns into gear in November 2010. We wanted to capture the true essence of Ska and are all big fans of the style. So we took a two hour selection of tunes from the “founders” of Ska music and have done our best to play them in the true spirit of the day.

All in all we have had a lot of fun discovering and recreating those sounds, the reaction from the public when they hear the music again or for the first time has been fantastic. So we decided to record this last year’s work as a little tribute in our own fashion to the musicians who planted the tree of ska nearly 50 years ago.

We will always come back to the roots and no doubt will cover other tunes, but for now, we are taking the next step in our journey and working on our own compositions which rest true to the spirit and style but with our own touch.

The one exception on this CD is our version of Blue Trane. We had a few minutes to spare in the studio and decided to have a go at John Coltrane’s “Blue Trane” in a ska style. We liked it so here it is. Since recording it we have changed and refined the harmonies and arrangement a little but this is the version that came out on the day.

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Le projet de créer un vrai groupe "trad ska (jazz)" riche en cuivres et capable de jouer tant en fanfare que sur scène pétillait dans nos têtes depuis déjà un petit moment jusqu’à ce que nous prenions enfin les instruments en novembre 2010. Notre désir était de capturer l'essence même du ska dont nous sommes tous de grands fans. Nous avons ainsi sélectionné deux heures de morceaux des « fondateurs » et faisons de notre mieux pour les jouer dans le véritable esprit originel.

Quel plaisir de redécouvrir et recréer ce son et de partager avec le public, qui, lorsqu’il retrouve ce répertoire ou le redécouvre, a un accueil fantastique. Alors nous décidons d’enregistrer ce travail d’une année et faire à notre manière un clin d’œil, hommage aux musiciens qui ont planté l’arbre du Ska il y a presque 50 ans.

Nous reviendrons toujours aux racines avec sans doute de temps en temps d’autres reprises mais pour le moment c’est le prochain chapitre de notre voyage qui s’ouvre avec nos propres compositions, toujours fidèles à l’esprit.

La seule exception sur ce CD est notre version de Blue Trane. Les enregistrements dans la boite, il nous restait encore quelques minutes et l’envie d'essayer Blue Trane de John Coltrane en Ska. Nous avons aimé, et c’est ici. Depuis l’enregistrement, nous avons affiné et changé légèrement l'arrangement, mais cette version est celle sortie en ce dernier jour de studio.


Credits
All the tunes were recorded live in one take at the studios of the Casa Musicale in Perpignan France between the 24 and 27th October 2011. The only overdubbing has been with the vocals in the home studio allong with the mix mix.

Tous les morceaux ont été enregistrés live en une seule prise dans les studios de la Casa Musicale à Perpignan France du 24 au 27 octobre 2011. Seuls les « Re Re » ont été faits pour le vocal dans le home studio où nous avons fais le mixage.


Mix: Gavin Hackett
Mastering: Globe-Audio Mastering à Bordeaux
Production : GHQ Production

Thanks: (Un immense merci à) :
Toute l’équipe de la Casa musicale pour son accueil , à Garth pour sa bonne humeur et tout son amour, à David, Guillaume et Guillaume, JP, Seb et Vincent, Diana, à tous ceux qui nous ont soutenus dès le début ( pardon, nous ne pouvons pas tous vous citer !), à notre public pour son enthousiasme et l’énergie qu’il nous donne, et enfin merci spécial aux fondateurs…


Alexander Keuenhof, Sousaphone
Benjamin Faconnier, Trumpet, vocal on Message to You Rudi. Solos : 1, 6, 7, 11, 12,
Brice Cavallero, Keys. Solos : 1, 4, 7,
Bruno Godin, Drums
Caroline Landes, Alto + Baritone Sax
David Vilayleck, Guitar, Solos : 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14
Gavin Hackett, Tenor Sax , vocal on In the Mood for Ska, Message to You Rudi and Wondering Now. Solos : 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Mathias Coste, Trombone – Solos : 8, 9, 12, 13
Simon Tate-Lovery, Trombone – Solos : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14

Anouka Hackett - Kids Chorus - "Message to You Rudy"
Enzo Pons - Chœur d’ enfants - "Message to You Rudy"





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