Ryan Driver
The Stephen Parkinson Songbook





RYAN DRIVER   singing, piano, celeste
MARTIN ARNOLD   electric guitar
BRODIE WEST   alto saxophone
ROB CLUTTON   bass
NICK FRASER   drums


All compositions by Stephen Parkinson
Recorded by Jeremy Darby and Jean Martin at Canterbury Music, Toronto
Mixed by Jean Martin
Mastered by Fedge
Painting of Stephen Parkinson by Meaghan LaCroix
Photograph by Vegar Samuelsen


The Ryan Driver Quintet gratefully acknowledges
the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts
www.barnyardrecords.com  www.tinangelrecords.co.uk

This album is available on CD and double 180g vinyl.




NEWS
ALBUMS
ARTIST
PHOTOS
SHOWS
LINKS
CONTACT
STORE
Nick Fraser W/ Tony Malaby 
Town and Villages
Evan Parker  w/ Joe Sorbara and Wes Neal
at Somewhere there
Martin Lozano Lewis Wiens Duncan
at Canterbury
NEW RELEASES
The Element Choir and William Parker
at Christ Church Deer Park 
Tilting
Holy Seven
Being In Love mp3
Birds In Spring
I ím Feeling Fine
My Baby
Falling In Love mp3
How About Me ?
Goodbye
I Couldn ít Help But  Fall In Love mp3
This Thing Called Love
Dreaming Of Love

The Ryan Driver Quintet Plays The Stephen Parkinson Songbook is the first official release by The Ryan Driver Quintet, a peculiar lounge-jazz group that has been performing monthly in Toronto since the turn of the millenium. This group breathes a strange new kind of life into popular ballads from the 1930ís, 40ís, and 50ís. They fill their renditions with psychedelic improvisational meanderings and intertwinings amidst rich tenderness, utter heartbreak, and doorways into other worlds.

But this album is a collection of new songs by Stephen Parkinson, a Toronto composer known for his academic contemporary, electronic, and improvisational endeavours. The songs are about love, and half of them have the word 'love' in the title. They were written especially for the quintet and are very much in keeping with the spirit of Tin Pan Alley.



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