Swinging Door Music

Swinging Door Music

Ashokan Staff Recordings



Al Berard & Karen England
Feet Off the Ground

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If you like Cajun fiddling this CD is a must have - win fiddles and vocals.

Peter Ecklund
Strings Attached

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Great standards and originals played by Peter Ecklund, and friends.

Peter Ecklund
Gigs

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More great tunes and performances from Peter and friends.

The VanNorstrand Family
Great Bear Trio

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Andrew and Noah make music that belies their meager years.

Peter Davis
Goin' To Lindy Land

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An all-star quintet playing great swing standards with a danceable groove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Al Berard and Karen England
Feet Off the Ground

Feet Off the Ground by Al Berard and Karen England
If you like Cajun fiddling this CD is a "must have." It's entirely twin fiddling and vocals with no other accompaniment. Just two friends who happen to be fabulous musicians playing wonderful tunes from the heart, with an amazingly strong pulse. It's a full complete sound that you can dance to. When I first got this CD I put it on replay for two or three days...can't get enough of it!
- Jay Ungar

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Peter Davis
Goin' To Lindy Land

Goin' To Lindy Land by Peter Davis
Peter Davis and Lindy Hop Heaven, an all-star quintet from New York State are favorites at swing and lindy hop camps and festivals, such as Swing Out New Hampshire, Beantown Lindy Hop Summer Camp and the San Francisco Swing Dance Festival. The band is known as a "dancer's band," possessing an uncanny ability to improvise music while interacting with the dancers, creating an intense symbiotic relationship.

Manu Smith of yehoodi.com said this about "Goin' to Lindy Land" -
"Hi. This is Manu from Yehoodi.com. First let me say thank you for sending me a copy of your new CD. It's rare that I ever thank an artist for a CD, but I just had to let you know that your CD is AWESOME! It was such a thrill to listen to every track. The sound quality is great and the tunes are terrific. I played "Goin' to Lindy Land" three times in a row. This CD kicks. Great work guys. You can quote me up and down on this one. It's a winner."
- Manu

Featuring Peter Davis - clarinet, sax, piano and vocals, Peter Ecklund - trumpet and whistling, Dave Davies, guitar, trombone and vocals, Harry Aceto, bass - and the incomparable drummer, George Reed, a 50-year music-business veteran, who has played, toured, or recorded with many well-known jazz and swing artists such as Erskine Hawkins, Marion McPartland, Joe Venuti, Buddy Tate, Henry Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Bobby Hacket.

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Peter Ecklund
Strings Attached

Strings Attached by Peter Ecklund
"Strings Attached" is an all insrumental recording featuring composer and virtuoso cornet player, Peter Ecklund, playing with many of his favorite string players (personel below). About half standards and half originals, This CD explores many moods with interesting arrangements and great playing.
- Jay Ungar

Performers: Peter Ecklund, Greg Cohen, Richard Crooks, Chris Flory, Marty Grosz, Kenny Kosek, Molly Mason, Lenny Pickett, Scott Robinson, Cynthia Sayer, Jay Ungar, Frank Vignola, Murray Wall

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Gigs

Gigs by Peter Ecklund
"Gigs" is another collection of great tunes from cornetist/composer Peter Ecklund. More wonderful originals, along with some classic vintage jazz pieces from the likes of Irving Berlin and Leroy Carr. Once again Peter Ecklund has surrounded himself with an all-star cast of musicians and the results are swinging and fun!
- Jay Ungar

Performers: Peter Ecklund, Harry Aceto, Warren Bernhardt, Dan Block, Gary Burke, Steve Cardenas, Greg Cohen, Richard Crooks, Peter Davis, Guy "Fooch" Fischetti, Kelly Friesen, Bobby Gordon, David Grisman, Marty Grosz, Keith Ingham, Howard Johnson, Joel Martin, Molly Mason, Ken Peplowski, Madeleine Peyroux, Cynthia Sayer, Frank Vignola, Pete Toigo, Jay Ungar, Frank Vignola, Murray Wall

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The Great Bear Trio
The Great Bear Trio

The Great Bear Trio by Andrew, Noah & Kim VanNorstrand
The Great Bear Trio, Andrew, Noah & Kim VanNorstrand, are a truly amazing family band. Andrew and Noah, currently in their teens, are both fiddlers who's music making skills belie their meager years. They're multi-instrumentalists to boot, Andrew playing guitar and bazouki and Noah playing percussion. The VanNorstrand brothers high level of musical skill, spirit and adventuresome good taste is matched by their mom, Kim, on piano. These folks are going places. You'll want to own this, their first CD.

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