Chandler Travis Philharmonic - The Ivan Variations

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"The Ivan Variations" (or at least some of them):

"Ivan in Paris" -Basically the normal version we've played for years, plain old regulation "Ivan in Paris", albeit in this case recorded live at Janice Perrin's birthday party back on July 26 of 2014 and featuring Rikki Bates on drums and Jim Gambino on keys; always a good occasion to give our horn players some room to stretch (in this case, that's Berke McKelvey doing exactly that.) Wanted to start with a nice long normal excerpt, so you know what we're departing from!

The balance is all from last year's First Annual Groundhog Day show, which was such a blast we decided we'd keep going this year, too.
The selections are:

"Ivan Quickly"

"Eventually There's a Rhyme" (aka Ivan Meets Gloria), with words by David Greenberger

"Ivan Pilkington", arranged by trombonist Bob Pilkington

"Ivan Goes to Church", arranged by Dave Harris, who plays keys on this one (he was mostly on tuba the rest of the night

"sariP ni navI" (Ivan backwards), transcribed by Pilk

"Ivan Ska"

The players: Dinty Child, guitar and mandocello; John Clark, string bass; Cliff Spencer, keys; Jerome Deupree, drums; Dave Harris, tuba, occasional trombone and keys; Berke McKelvey, tenor sax; Bob Pilkington and Quinn Carson, trombones; Sam Dechenne, trumpet; Fred Boak, vox, moral support, and recording; and me on guitar, vox, and arrangement ideas (where otherwise unspecified.)

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from Song of the Weak​!​!​! 2018, track released January 30, 2018

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Chandler Travis Philharmonic Massachusetts

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

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