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The Long Goodbye by Shirantha Beddage

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Album Title: Momentum
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016

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"The Long Goodbye" features gruff sax with a familiar smoky tone played with caress. #lilontheredmanside

About the Album

The Long Goodbye was written while I was in the south of Ireland. It's a tranquil and contemplative tune, meant to evoke haunting images of an endless, lonely countryside. Following the success of his JUNO-nominated album Identity, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage continues to deliver his brand of high-octane modern jazz on the new album, Momentum, featuring Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets.   Having won numerous accolades in Canada as a performer and composer, including the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Shirantha Beddage has firmly established himself in the Canadian jazz scene.  For this new album, his compositions reflect his childhood fascination with the physical sciences as he explores the tension between oppositional forces in music and the world around us.   The music is drawn from Beddage’s most diverse range of influences thus far, including New Orleans jazz, R&B, film music and folk songs, providing a musical landscape that is accessible, varied and complex.  

Song Listing

1.Pork Chop; 2. Drag and Drop; 3. Gravity; 4. Centrifugal Force; 5. Momentum; 6. Axis of Rotation; 7. Angle of Incidence; 8. The Long Goodbye

Personnel

Shirantha Beddage
saxophone, baritone

Additional Personnel

Shirantha Beddage: baritone sax, piano (8), Fender Rhodes (3,6), bass clarinet(2,5), alto sax, clarinet, flute (2); David Restivo: piano (1,3,4,5,6,7), Fender Rhodes (2,8); Mike Downes: bass (1,6,7,8); Rich Brown: bass(2-5); Mark Kelso: drums (1,6,7,8); Wiliam Kennedy: drums (2-5)

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Date featured

August 30, 2016

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