Idea of North WORKSHOP TOMORROW NIGHT
- I have info! They are offering a workshop on Monday at 7PM I
believe, cost is only a few bucks and for their talent I would pay
in gold! It is at Lifebridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway in
Longmont 303-776-2927.I look forward to meeting some of you there!
Yes, the SPAM song (must be astoundingly talented writers for that
one :)) was one of the highlights as was the Toupee song. What
does "Moosebutter" mean, exactly and how did the name become
established (or is it best left unexplained)?
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> If you haven't seen / heard The Idea of North yet, GO ALREADY.Catch them
> while they are here in the states. Sunday and Monday in Colorado -some
> info on their web site www.idea.com.au , anyone have any otherspecific
> info?vocal jazz
> If you have seen them, go see them again. They are an amazing
> quartet from Australia, singing with soul and skill.last year's
> I had the chance to meet Andrew, Nick, Naomi, and Trish at
> Harmony Sweepstakes finals. They are stellar musicians and warm,inviting
> people. I'd been anticipating seeing their full show since Iheard they
> were going to be in the US several months ago.were the judges
> When I first saw Idea at the Sweeps, I was blown away (as
> and the audience). The overwhelming impression I got was of arock solid
> jazz group with two stunning and astonishing female vocalists. AsI sat in
> the Sunnyside Christian Church in Colorado Springs Friday night,the quartet
> as a whole was no less outstanding, but it seemed to be Nick'sshow. The
> rest of the group was crisp and precise as always, but Nicksparkled with a
> variety of wonderful jazz and pop solos.gospel numbers,
> The quartet sailed through a variety of jazz, pop, and
> handling each style with skill and grace. They are incrediblysmooth -
> grooving comfortably in the pocket, wrapping their warm voicesaround lush
> and complex chords, effortlessly passing solos back and forth, andgliding
> in and out of unisons and different sonic textures with ease.Andrew is a
> rock solid bass, Nick is a smooth lyric tenor, Naomi is a rich anddynamic
> alto, and Trish is a sparkling and sensitive soprano.should be.
> The concert was everything that a good a cappella concert
> Plenty of variety, with a tasteful mix of humor, introspection,and plain
> old great funky jazz.finals, and is a
> Their set, with some notes:
> Mas Que Nada - won best arrangement at last year's Sweeps
> tight rendition of a latin jazz standard.by Nick, showing
> I Loved You The First Time I Saw You - A great solo ballad
> the group's pop sensibilities.by their friend
> It's Alright With Me - A song written and arranged for Idea
> James Morrison. In a word: phenomenal!there anything they
> His Eye Is On The Sparrow - A fabulous gospel tune - is
> can't pull off?German folk
> My Hat It Has Three Corners - Funny comedic rendition of the
> song.arrangement to
> Just A Closer Walk With Thee - A fabulous, fresh jazz-gospel
> close out their first set.tune. Another great
> But Not For Me - Naomi really nailed this Gershwin number
> Normal Blues
> SPAM - A bit of lovely comedy
> Fields of Gold - A brilliant arrangement of this Sting
> Nick soloMonk with words
> Neat Surprise - Written by Trish, and her solo was delicious.
> Evidence - The title track of their new CD, by Thelonious
> and arrangement by James Morrison. A very solid, ManhattanTransfer-esque
> bop tune.spoil.
> Rachel - Another Trish tune - haunting and beautiful.
> Sweet Sweet Spirit - Another great spiritual.
> Blue Baijou - A clever and hilarious parody... that I won't
> Isn't She Lovely - An inspiring arrangement of the StevieWonder song.
> Encore: Stayin' Alive - Wonderful tongue-in-cheek disco
> Quote of the night:
> "I don't think we've ever had such pretty receptacles."
> Go hear them, and grab their albums. Well, well worth it.
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