Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kittyhawk - Kittyhawk

Kittyhawk founders Daniel Bortz and Paul Edwards came together through their mutual interest in the Chapman Stick Touchboard developed by Emmett Chapman. Bortz and Edwards enlisted two other like-minded instrumentalists, drummer Michael Jochum and saxophonist Richard Elliot who these days enjoys great success as a solo smooth jazz artist. Kittyhawk then released their debut album in 1980 and quickly evolved into a group that captivated audiences for their unique sound and instrumentation. Wordless vocals are often doubled or harmonized with saxophone as the drums provide a powerful support to the multi-layered guitars and Chapman stick that enhance the harmonic content. Musicians: Paul Edwards: Chapman stick & vocals, Daniel Bortz: cello, fretless and fretted Guitar, Chapman stick, Richard Elliot: saxophones and lyricon and Mike Jochum: drums & percussion. Additional Musicians: Randy Strom: Chapman stick and Piano, Dan Desousa: keyboards, Steve Reed: percussion and Brandon Fields: saxophones.

Track Listing:
1. Islands
2. Never Once
3. Chinese Fire Drill
4. Once Upon a Time
5. Big City
6. Wooed But Not Wed
7. Piper's Romp
8. Aerial View
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