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Forever

Forever by Bill McBirnie
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Bill McBirnie

Label: Extreme Flute
Released: 2021
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Track Listing

(1) Criole Blessing (Saravá Criola) - 4:36 - axé/samba-reggae (2) Song For Svetlana (Um Choro Para Svetlana) - 3:10 - choro/samba (3) This Passion (Está Paixão) - 4:38 - bossa/samba (4) It's The Time (Saber Se Amar) - 3:23 - hip hop/bossa (5) Forever (Eternamente) - 3:29 - bossa/tango (6) Dreams And Light (Canta Canção) - 4:46 - ballad/bossa Bonus Vocal Track: (7) Full Moon Blue Wolf (Lua Cheia Lobo Azul) - 3:29 - bossa/samba


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PERSONNEL & CREDITS: Bill McBirnie – flute (all tracks except alto flute on track 2) Bruce Jones – guitar, percussion & synths (all tracks plus vocal on track 7) Robin Latimer – electric bass (all tracks except track 2) Compositions – Bruce Jones (SOCAN) Produced by – Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones Recorded at – Da Da Music Productions & Extreme Flute Studio, Toronto, Ontario Engineered by – Bruce Jones Edited & Mixed by – Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones Mastered by – Pacy Shulman at Hilo Studio, Toronto, Ontario Cover Image by – Tim Moore (Collingwood Stream, 1993) Layout, Design & Manufacturing by – Staci Patten, Accurate Audio, Toronto, Ontario Bill is a Designated Hayes Artist. On this recording, he plays several Wm. S. Haynes flutes and, in addition, an Armstrong alto flute. Other Extreme Flute albums available at BandCamp: - Desvio (with Bruce Jones) – EF01 - Scratch It! (Extreme Flute) - EF02 - Grain of Sand (with Bruce Jones) – EF07

Album Description

FOREVER Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones (Extreme Flute – EF09-EP) The latest Extreme Flute album features flutist extraordinaire, Bill McBirnie, and the multi-talented singer-songwriter, Bruce Jones. Together they deliver a genuinely dreamy and intoxicating blend of Brazilian-oriented compositions written by Bruce Jones, and enriched by Bill’s soulful, impeccably executed, subtly crafted and distinctly nuanced flute work… with sound that is brimming with pristine acoustic clarity... ONE SHEET: Bill McBirnie and Bruce Jones have teamed up once again with a brand new Extreme Flute project. FOREVER features Bill in his singular capacity as “flautist extraordinaire”, and Bruce in his multiple capacities as composer, performer and engineer. Joining them on this latest Extreme Flute incarnation is the outstanding bassist, Robin Latimer. The result of their collaboration is a genuinely hypnotic, dreamy and incantatory album with a distinctly Brazilian flavor throughout that will resonate with listeners whose tastes range from samba to ambient, from urban to jazz. Their previous Extreme Flute release, Grain of Sand, garnered a Toronto Independent Music Award (TIMA) in the Best Instrumental category and, with good karma, their new EP will do at least as well! In the meantime, FOREVER is finally here...and now!... BILL MCBIRNIE has attained an international standing as one of the most formidable improvising flutists today, in any idiom—whether jazz, Latin, pop or avant-garde. His longstanding commitment to the instrument has earned him accolades and awards in Canada and abroad. As a testimony to his singular place in the global flute community, Bill was personally solicited by no less than Sir James Galway to serve as his Resident Jazz Flute Specialist. BRUCE JONES has integrated Brazilian, folkloric and rock elements into his unique musical personality. Although he grew up near São Paulo, Brazil, he ultimately settled in Canada where his North and South American roots have given rise to a singular writing sensibility that you will experience on all the tracks of FOREVER. (1) Criole Blessing (Saravá Criola) — axé/samba-reggae 4:36 (2) Song For Svetlana (Um Choro Para Svetlana) — choro/samba 3:10 (3) This Passion (Está Paixão) — bossa/samba 4:38 (4) It's The Time (Saber Se Amar) — hip hop/bossa 3:23 (5) Forever (Eternamente) — bossa/tango 3:29 (6) Dreams And Light (Canta Canção) — ballad/bossa 4:46 Bonus Vocal Track: (7) Full Moon Blue Wolf (Lua Cheia Lobo Azul) — bossa/samba 3:29 FOREVER is now available at BandCamp, iTunes and other major retailers. Contact: Bill McBirnie Phone: (416) 652-1541 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.extremefute.com


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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Forever

Extreme Flute
2021

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The Silent Wish

Extreme Flute
2018

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Grain of Sand

Extreme Flute
2015

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Find Your Place

Extreme Flute
2014

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Find Your Place

Extreme Flute
2013

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Mercy

Self Produced
2011

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