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Ivan In Paris

by Chandler Travis

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How to Cry 04:12
Haircut 03:24
titled 00:31
Skylark 03:22
You Jerk 02:25


Aided and abetted by a large and varied cast including drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., seven-string jazz guitarist Fred Fried, Incredible Casuals bandmates Aaron Spade and Steve Wood, producer Bill Scheniman, and a host of others, Travis leans toward the quiet side on his second solo effort, but doesn’t fall over entirely.


released January 1, 1998

Produced and engineered by C.T. except 3, 4, 7, 13 by Bill Scheniman; 1, 9 co-produced and engineered by Bill Scheniman

Recorded and mixed at Longview Farm, Q Division, Blue Jay, Maclean Studio, Trout Towers, and Chandler's house, sometime prior to the millenium.

Tim Dickey - guitar (1); dobro (5, 6, 12, 14); mandocello (7); bass (2); vocal (5)
Dinty Child - accordion, pump organ, violin, vocal (1)
Bill Scheniman - piano, accordion, guitar (3)
Gregory Wachter - mellotron, organ (3)
Abe Laboriel Jr. - drums (3, 4); bass (4)
John Caban - guitar (4)
unknown - guitar (4)
Max Lichtenstein - arrangement and midi keyboards (4-intro)
Steve Wood - electric guitar (6)
Yuichi Hirikawa - drums (7, 13)
Aaron Spade - bass (7); guitar noises (10)
Fred Fried - electric 7-string guitar, arrangement (9)
Dick Wetmore - cornet (9)
Dan Shuman - bass (9)
Gerald M. Rollock - bass (13)
Peter Wergeni - tenor saxophone (13)
Michi Fujii - trumpet (13)
unknown - tenor saqxophone (13)
unknown - trumpet (13)
Pete Rende - piano (13)
Bruce Maclean - hospitality, additional engineering (1, 4, 9)
Chris Blood - additional engineering (2, 4, 5, 10)
Aya Takemura - additional engineering (13)
CT - the remainder

Package design, art direction and b&w photo by David Greenberger
Color photos by Rachel Jarvis
Hand lettering and b&w photo treatment by Michael Soria
Raincoat sported by Herbie Caldwell

Special thanks: Noisy, Tim & Dint; Rachie, DBG, Michael, Elaine Pearsons, CB, Harvey, Patio, Bruce, John at Q, and Bonnie, Jesse & Ed at Longview. (No one made any money on this deal; I wish I could more adequately express my delight and gratitude for the talent, participation, and patience nonetheless invested by all - but I can't. I just can't do it, I tell ya. I wish I could get down from this horse.)

All songs published by Farfy Music(BMI) except 1, 5, 7 by Farfy Music/Modern Variety Music administered by Bug Music(BMI); 9 by Mercer Music/Frank Music Corp.(ASCAP)


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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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