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Surprised By Joy by Ernesto Cervini

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Album Title: Joy
Three Pines Records
Released: 2022


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About the Album

“Joy” is the latest record from Juno-winning drummer and composer Ernesto Cervini. Inspired by Louise Penny’s Gamache series of books (NYTimes Best-Sellers) and the qualities of goodness, decency, courage, and love that permeate them, Cervini was moved to compose music that captures the characters, landscapes and relationships created by Penny. From the opening track “Three Pines” that sets up this voyage, to a musical portrait of a duck and her cranky, poet laureate owner in “Ruth’s Rosa,” from the mercurial “Beauvoir” to the beautiful love story of “Sandalwood and Rosewater.” The album showcases Canada’s finest musicians and is the first of Cervini’s albums to feature vocalists; Two tracks feature Alex Samaras (Queer Songbook Orchestra), and an additional featuring track with Felicity Williams (Bahamas, Bernice), Emilie-Claire Barlow (2 time Juno Award winner, 6 time nominee) and Amy Cervini (Duchess) who also co-produced the album. Featuring Ernesto's Turboprop, Tune Town, Tetrahedron groups as well as other sonic surprises, this album is a musical journey through the soul and heart of Three Pines and the characters who inhabit it, guided by an adoring fan. Cervini’s music and personality beam with unbridled joy and this album is a true reflection of that. Joy was released worldwide on Friday, October 7th 2022 on TPR Records.


Three Pines; Surprised By Joy; Myrna; Sandalwood And Rosewater; Clara; Roar And Havoc; Ruth's Rosa; The Moth; Oliver & Gabri; Bella Bella; Peter Morrow; The Beautiful Mystery; Lacoste; Beuvoir; I'm FINE.


Additional Personnel

Felicity Williams: vocals (1); Emilie-Claire Barlow: vocals (1); Amy Cervini: vocals (1); Alex Sameras: Vocals (8, 12); Virginia MacDonald: clarinet (7); Tara Davidson: alto saxophone (2, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15); Luis Deniz: alto saxophone (6); Kelly Jefferson: tenor and soprano saxophones: (2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15); Jim Lewis: trumpet (7); William Carn: trombone: (2, 9, 10, 12, 15); Adrean Farrugia: piano (2, 4, 10, 12, 15); Don Scott: guitar (1); Dan Fortin: acoustic bass (1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15); Artie Roth: acoustic bass (3, 13); Rich Brown: electric bass (6, 14).


  • Joy by Dan McClenaghan

Date featured

October 18, 2022

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