Saturday, January 7, 2017

Recording: Gill-Melanson-Fortin-Driver

Artist: Thom Gill/Phil Melanson/Dan Fortin/Ryan Driver

Songs: Alfie [composers: Burt Bacharach and Hal David] + April In Paris [composer: Vernon Duke]*

Recorded at The Emmet Ray, December 12, 2016.

Gill-Melanson-Fortin-Driver - Alfie

Gill-Melanson-Fortin-Driver - April In Paris

Originally slated as an outing for Bernice side-project Blessings, holiday-time availabilities lead to some substitutions, leading to the quartet listed above. Ryan Driver, who had guested in the evening's early set, stuck around to add some synth squiggles and super-relaxed vocals (lounging comfortably on one of the Emmet Ray's backroom bedraggled couches, Driver's body language brought to mind Perry Como's Still Alive). Otherwise, this was a chance for Thom Gill to get equally languid, laying down some guitar on a series of mellow standards.

* Thanks to Dan for passing along the title to this one!

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