All About Jazz

Home » Music » Song of the Day

6

Traure by Petr Cancura

From the album

Album Title: Life is a Gong Show
Label: RootsToBoot Music
Released: 2020

Listen


Sign in to view listen count

About the Album

Songs of Tales’ Life is a Gong Show is where the strange meets the beautiful, where simple songs are juxtaposed with sonic outlandishness, rhythmic complexity, and the excitement of uncertainty that makes you think and rethink what you’re hearing. Songs of Tales is an extraordinary collaboration from four authentic and like-minded artists from across Canada. Their debut, self-titled album is a collection of songs, visual and visceral stories, all told through instrumental music. Inspired by everything from Charles Mingus to Ornette Coleman to film music, this avante-jazz-pop inspired sound begins with the unique instrumentation of sax, violin, guitar and drums. On the album this expands to Petr Cancura on saxophones & electronics; Gord Grdina on guitar, oud and bass; Jesse Zubot on violin, electronics, bass and keyboards, and Jean Martin on drums and electronics. Recorded at the legendary Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, Canada, Life is a Gong Show is true collaborative music making at its best. Individually these artists have spent years finding their own paths. What makes this project special is that with full trust, everyone embraced the unknown, allowing for this uninhibited album to take shape. You are invited on a sonic adventure… a snapshot of raw music making… because Life is a Gong Show. Life is a Gong Show was released on Friday, May 1st, 2020.

Song Listing

Traure; Burning Bright; Awake; Cinema; Jojis; Cluster; Non-Fiction; Sun Sets in the West; Moanin'; Sideways; Mary Go Round;

Personnel

Reviews

Date featured

August 5, 2020

This song appears by permission of the contributing artist and/or record company.
It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.

Shop Amazon

Song of the Day

Popular

Un Poco Loco
Dave Bass
Up And Down
Yi Yunseon
Clinomania
Yi Yunseon
A Lisbon Song
Max Agnas
Big Nine
Hogo Fogo
For What It's Worth
Cathy Segal-Garcia

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.