Monday, February 27, 2017

USA: Multiplicity & Barbara Kalnes, Tom Kalnes, Gary Swiontek, Joe Lindzius, Michael Levin.- Dream Traveler(2017)

Multiplicity & Barbara Kalnes, Tom Kalnes, Gary Swiontek, Joe Lindzius, Michael Levin. | Dream Traveler “What’s a song but someone’s dreaming?* Multiplicity’s new album, Dream Traveler, is a finely produced live recording that invites listeners to join in a captivating, jazz-inspired journey through time, space, and song. Barb Kalnes’ compelling vocal interpretations unite with the band’s fresh arrangements and creative improvisations to bring new life to the musings of legendary composers. Presented in Multiplicity's signature style, the recording showcases works by master songwriters Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Chuck Mangione, Johnny Mercer, Joni Mitchell, and others.

*from Chuck Mangione’s “Land of Make Believe.”

About Multiplicity
Founded in 2013, Multiplicity is a jazz-inspired ensemble of talented Chicago-based musicians. The group draws from varied eras and musical styles to create fresh interpretations of works by legendary artists.

Multiplicity features: Barbara Kalnes, lead vocalist; Tom Kalnes, keyboardist and arranger; Gary Swiontek, acoustic/electric bassist; and Rick Vitek, drummer/percussionist. Guest artists are often invited to perform with the band. For example, this recording showcases the exceptional talents of Michael Levin on woodwinds and Joe Lindzius on drums.

About this Recording
Annually for the past five years, Multiplicity members have traveled to Northern Wisconsin to reunite with friends and perform at various venues. Each year, White Winter Winery in Iron River has graciously hosted a Cellars Concert featuring the group (aka Reunion Road Band) as a means to benefit breast cancer awareness/early detection in the Northwest region of the state. Multiplicity members also have presented educational workshops as a means to bring the history and spirit of jazz music to young people.

Many thanks to our friends and fellow dream travelers: Jon & Kim Hamilton and the entire staff at White Winter Winery; on-site sound management/recording engineer Austin Hamilton; studio mix engineers Bethany Childs, Ralph Loza, and Anders Van Marter, Experimental Sound Studios, Chicago, IL; mastering engineer Eric Yoder, Horse Drawn Productions, Berwyn, IL; cover concept and graphic design by Gary Swiontek, executive producer Barbara Kalnes. BLK Music c. 2017.