The first Chandler Travis Philharmonic album in five years makes up for lost time with forty-eight (yes- 48!) tracks of utter insanity, including magnum opuses like “I’m Chandler’s Butterfly”, complete with sitar, mandocello, and 4 drum kits; the afro-pop influenced “Vasco Da Gama”, which features about 50 vocal tracks; the Dave Brubeck-ish instrumental “Ronald”; and the Prince-inspired “Dance Godammit” (not to mention a “heavy”, gothic, minor-key version of “Brown Eyed Girl” that could very well bury that one once and for all.) Guests include George Carlin, Ramona Silver, Bleu, many of Boston’s best horn players, and members of NRBQ and the Incredible Casuals.
released June 12, 2007
All recorded by Ducky Carlisle except:
#2, 8, 10, 12, 26, 34, 41, 42, 45, 48, and the first half of 9 by Chris Blood
#2, 8, 14, 16, 22, 27, 31, 33, 38, and the second half of 9 by Chandler Travis
and #1 by Dana Westover (#1 mixed by Mr Prof. Recordy Pants)
Mark Chenevert - "Money Won't Buy You Happiness" & "Dance Godammit"
Bob Pilkington - "It's Almost Christmas Again" & "Ronald"
Keith Spring - "Must Be Love"
all plus frequent meddling & endless micros-management from dreaded Chandler Travis
Musicians include Rikki Bates, drums (& voc on #33); John Styklunas, bass; Dinty Child on accordion, mandolin, mandocello, & Bg vox; Keith Spring on keyboards.
The June Trailer Dancers are Mark Chenevert & Ken Field on saxes and clarinets, and Sax Gordon on sax; Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, John Faieta, Mark Hamilton, & John Frisbay (plus the Philharmonic Trombone Shout Band on #1) on trombones; Steve Lefebvre, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mike Peipman, & Mike Conners on trumpets.
Fred Boak & Aaron Spade on bg vox and Aaron Spade & Steve Wood on guitars (#33); Johnny Spampinato on guitar (8, 26, & 34); Tim Dickey on dobro, mandolin, banjo, etc (10, 34, 41, & 48); Bleu McCaulley on Yoko (#24); Ramona Silver (voc, 17); Ducky Carlisle, announcer (#5 & 37); George Carlin, crank phone calls (#14, 27, & 38); not to mention Phil Clements on keys and the Athol Thingerth on bg vox on #1.
Xmas Cavalcade at Johnny D's, 12/14/06 -"It's Almost Christmas Again":
CTP: Chandler, Rikki, Phil Clements, John Styklunas, Dinty, (and Mark C. and Steve L., though not on "It's Almost Xmas Again")
Jennifer Kimball, Amy Fairchild, Merry Amsterberg, Shaun Wortis, Dinty Child, and Fred Boak
PHILHARMONIC TROMBONE SHOUT BAND, ditto:
Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, Russell Jewell, John Faieta, Chuck Katuska, Scott Flynn, Jeff Gallindo, George Murphy, Dan Fox, Alex Beram, Seth Hamlin- trombones
Michael Milnarik- tuba
Mastering by Noisy Scheniman a la casa de Bruce Maclean.
The rest by C.T... Great thanks be unto all and sundry, esp. Rikki Bates, Keiichi Hashimoto, Fred Boak, and Ruth Blood.
THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string
bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother....more