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The Shuffle Demons leaped onto the scene in 1984 with an electrifying musical fusion that drew from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. This genre bending, visually entertaining, virtuosic jazz funk group have nine CDs, 2 hit videos, several music awards, toured 25 times in Canada, 5 in the US, 17 in Europe, Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The Shuffle Demons are excited to release their 9th album, crazy time. The album includes 10 original Shuffle Demons songs, seven instrumental and three vocal. The album also introduces new and virtuosic Shuffle Demons Matt Lagan on tenor sax and Mike Downes on bass as well as demons regulars Kelly Jefferson on sax, Stich Wynston on drums and Richard Underhill on sax and vocals

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Exploring New Directions with Mark Lockheart, Jorge Rossy, Daniel Carter and more

Read "Exploring New Directions with Mark Lockheart, Jorge Rossy, Daniel Carter and more" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Exploring new directions in jazz from around the world, this show has recent releases from Mark Lockheart, Jorge Rossy, Daniel Carter, Joaquin Muro, Nicholas Bridgmen, Pepa Päivinen and Mario Laginha. There is also music from the outstanding trio of Whit Dickey, William Parker, and, Matthew Shipp. The show kicks off with the funky sounds of the ...

Album

Streetniks

Label: Self Produced
Released: 1986
Track listing: The Shuffle Monster; Spadina Bus; Gabi's Gimi Suit; Out of My House, Roach; Vitamin K; The Puker; Bag Rot; Amsterdam Strut; Big Daddy, Fat Boy; Pie in the Sky; Low Life.

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Video

Crazy Time

Featuring the music of Shuffle Demons
Duration: 3:53

'Crazy Time' is an aptly named wild romp through the fake news and chaos that was 2020. It's the title track from our 2020 CD, one of JazzFM's top 25 of the year! With art direction by long time collaborator Kurt Swinghammer, directed and edited by GFP, and shot at GS209 studio, this video comes with everything you'd expect from the Shuffle Demons: great music, humour and sarcastic social commentary. Featuring compelling musical and acting performances by drummer Stich Wynston, bassist Mike Downes and saxophonists Kelly Jefferson, Matt Lagan and Richard Underhill, 'Crazy Time' stands alongside 'Spadina Bus' and 'Out of my House, Roach' in it's inventiveness and humour. The song was produced, mixed, edited and mastered by the amazing Jono Grant at Victory Drive Music and recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Company. Just one of 10 great sounding songs on the CD! We'd like to thank the Toronto Arts Council and Factor for their generous support in making this record.
Album

Crazy Time

Label: Stubby Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cat Walk; Makin' it Right; Have a Good One; Wandering Heart; Good Karma; Crazy Time; Even Demons Get the Blues; Turbulence; Let It Go; Blue Chameleon.

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Cat Walk

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Label: Stubby Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 03:47


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