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Manny's Arms by Linda Lee Thomas

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Album Title: Dreamride
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022

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About the Album

In 2020, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and after a five year struggle with post-concussion syndrome, composer Holly Burke finally found herself back at the piano, improvising again. Her muse had returned. Re-invigorated, Burke shared a few new themes and unfinished compositions with musician and composer Bill Runge - a long time collaborator of Burke’s, now side-lined by the pandemic. Runge was deeply moved by the incredible beauty of these musical vignettes. Together, they began painstakingly crafting the compositions, sometimes doing as many as two dozen drafts until they were happy with the results. Their collaboration yielded twenty new pieces of music. Having decided to record this new music, they could think of no better pianist for the job than the great Linda Lee Thomas, the principal pianist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 1972 and member of the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame. This collection draws from a variety of musical settings, including jazz, pop, tango, and various classical styles. It’s a fascinating and enticing body of work, with each piece akin to a miniature tone poem. Dreamride was released worldwide on Friday, January 13th 2023.

Song Listing

New; Butterfly; The Briny Deep; Minerva's Owl; Lindo; Shapeshifter; Lily Pond; Exegesis; Daphne; Manny's Arms; Amoroso; Bill And Bob's Big Adventure; Two Eagles; Valentina; First Snow Of Cypress; Elysium; Fall; Monkey Puzzle Blues; O Capalpa; Music For Maple.

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Additional Personnel

Holly Burke: compositions; Bill Runge: compositions.

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January 24, 2023

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