Garth Hudson -
"The Sea To The North"
Aaron L. Hurwitz & The Crowmatix
- Garth Hudson - Keyboards/ Piano/ Organ/ Melodica/ Accordion/ Saxophones/ Vocals/ Producer/ Mixing
- Maud Hudson - Vocals/ Graphic Design/ Art Director
- Aaron Hurwitz - Keyboards/ Producer/ Engineer
- Gary Burke - Drums
- Mike Dunn - Bass
- Mike Demicco - Guitar/ Sitar
- Jim Eppard - Guitar/ Sitar
- Marie Spinosa - Percussion
- Larry Packer - Violin
- Tommy Spurlock - Guitar/ Engineer
- Willie Weeks - Bass
- Scott Musick - Drums
- Dan Brubeck - Drums
- Michael Been - Guitar
- Purna Das (Bauls Of Bengal) - Khamak
- Manju Das - Ektar
- Babu Das - Percussion
- Badal Roy - Tablas
- Scott Musick (The Call) - Drums
- Michael Been (The Call) - Guitar
|TRACKS:Click to listen to samples !|
01 | The Saga of Cyrus and Mulgrew
02 | The Sea to the North (G.Hudson)
03 | The Breakers (G.Hudson/E.Andersen)
04 | Third Order (G.Hudson)
05 | Dark Star (Garcia/Kreutzmann/Lesh et.al.)
06 | Little Island (G.Hudson)
" I feel fortunate for this opportunity to bring you my own music. During the recording process, I envisioned it being about two guys in a canoe in the year 1740 or a Paris fashion show or an ice skating routine or mountain climbing or driving a vehicle or being part of that special moment. I hope The Sea To The North makes you feel good and takes you somewhere you've never been before - somewhere you will want to return to often."
Garth Hudson - 2001
Garth Hudson's debut solo CD, The Sea To the North, will amaze and delight The Band's
many loyal fans around the world, and it's appeal extends to all lovers of innovative,exciting music...
"The Saga of Cyrus and Mulgrew" - is a rollicking 12-minute tour de force for saxophones and piano featuring the Hudson Valley's premier rhythm and blues ensemble, The Crowmatix, and ethereal lyrics sung by Garth's wife,
"The Sea to the North" - evokes the wonder of exploring a pristine wilderness and pipe organ, keyboards and saxophones, featuring violinist extraordinaire, Larry Packer and chanting by Maud.
"The Breakers"- is a breathtaking paean to sea,sky and eternal love on keyboards and saxophones, with lyrics by folk legend Eric Andersen,sung by Maud. with famed Nashville session man, Willie Weeks on bass, and featuring
Michael Been and Scott Musick of The Call, plus guitar veteran Tommy Spurlock.
"Third Order" - is a dynamic rhythmic exploration with Purna Das , renowned exponent of India's Bengali Baul music tradition.
"Dark Star" - is a lighthearted version of the Grateful Dead's psychedelic classic where Garth and Maud trade vocals with accompaniment by The Crowmatix.
"Little Island" - is Garth at the grand piano in a solo of remarkable depth and beauty. He can be heard reaching all
the way back to the ancient beginnings of music, while incorporating a phantom medley and embracing the future of all music with the tip of his hat to the forebearers of piano artistry. He is the foghorn. He is the beacon.
Garth Hudson - The Sea To The North - © 2001 - Breeze Hill/Woodstock Records