A busy month for Standing Tall.
Open Studio (our regular gig) and the very exciting launch of our
Why call a jazz album ï¿½NUTSï¿½?
The first reason is that the cover graffiti appeared in the lane just behind our rehearsal studio (Stanï¿½s garage) one night. Why not use it? Moreover, as a noun, ï¿½nutsï¿½ refers to a nutritious and enjoyable food. While there is no literal sense in which the music on this album is nutritious, it is certainly enjoyable. A lot of music these days is expected to be either commercial or artistic. Our view is that the most important thing is for the music to be entertaining. We have mixed some original compositions with our arrangements of modern jazz classics for you to enjoy. As well, our selection of songs reflects the kind trenbolone acetate profile hemp seeds the ideal or of variety of flavours and textures that one finds in a bowl of mixed nuts.
As an adjective, ï¿½nutsï¿½ is a slang term used to describe people who have gone a bit crazy. And you have to be a bit crazy to assemble a nine-piece band in todayï¿½s music scene. There is no money in it and few willing venues. And, while some of the members of the band are musical professionals, the rest are amateurs who could spend their free time much more usefully. So, yes, we are a bit nuts.
Listen to some samples on facebook: www.facebook.com/SvH.StandingTall
or at: www.reverbnation.com/svhstandingtall
or purchase the album online at https://standingtall.bandcamp.com/releases
We were invited back to Dizzy’s to launch the CD.ï¿½ It was a great night, we played our favorite tunes and many from the new CD.ï¿½ Thanks to Alan West for joining the band.
I was very happy to be involved in the making of this CD, also really liked that we recorded some original tracks – Stan Van Hooft, Tim Beresford & Alan West – all contributed to this.