THE ELOQUENT FISH ENSEMBLE: Jazz Meets Hōgaku

(HH 0230-2)

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A studio recording of this intercultural ensemble consisting of the Sagami Traditional Music Duo and the Ron Hadley Quartet.

Prelude; The Sadness Of Harajuku; Biwa Blues; Fish Dance; Shakubop Blues; Black Hair; Loan's World Limbo; Shadows On Pastry (All songs are Copyright 1990 by Ron Hadley)

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Personnel:

Toshiya Mizukawa - shakuhachi; Nahoko Ōhata - koto; Ron Hadley - piano; Jim Cameron - saxophones; Rick Kilburn - bass; Kelby MacNayr - drums

 

GAUCHE THE BASSIST

A Story by Kenji Miyazawa, Translated and Adapted by Ron Hadley

(HH 0231-2)

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An audio book with music. Kenji Miyazawa's well-known and well-loved story, "Gauche The Cellist", comes to life once again in this delightful adaptation for the double bass.

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Excerpt 1; Excerpt 2; Excerpt 3

(Copyright 2008 by Ron Hadley)

Personnel:

Voices: John Hellum, Ron Hadley, Corinne James, Liam Hockley

Musicians: Wilmer Fawcett-double bass; Ron Hadley-percussion (via MIDI)

Cover Illustration: Keiko Ōtsuki

 

 

RON & GAIL SING SONGS FOR CHILDREN (1989) (HH #227)

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Originally created as an English language learning tool for elementary school systems in Japan, this collection of 23 well-known children's songs from around the world has also received rave reviews from the 0 to 5 year-old crowd in North America as well as adult students of English as a second language. The songs are short, presented in tastefully simple arrangements and perfect for singing along.

The Halloween Song; I Have A Joy; Many Colors; Do Re Mi; The Dog Policeman; Bingo; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Stand Up; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Are You Sleeping?; The More We Get Together; You Are My Sunshine; London Bridge; It's A Small World; Sakura; Ten Little Indians; Mary Had A Little Lamb; Under The Big Chestnut Tree; The ABC Song; Head, Shoulders; Jingle Bells; Touch Your Shoulder; Old MacDonald

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Personnel:

Gail Heavilin: voices; Ron Hadley: all instruments, voice

(Licensing fees for songs not in the public domain were paid through JASRAC.)

 

NIHONGO NO OTO (MUSICAL FUN TO FAMILIARIZE YOU WITH THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE) (1992) (HH #229)

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Sounds, phrases, songs and music for creating direct and lasting linguistic impressions. Inspired by the introductory Japanese language text ("Hajimete No Nihongo") written by Yuzuru Katagiri, a semanticist and GDM (Graded Direct Method) language teacher who lives in Kyoto. Mr. Katagiri has also appended a Japanese pronunciation guide to this recording.

Prelude; Kore, Sore, Are; Getting To Know Mr. Tanaka; Vermont-Ondo; Jazz Sayonara; Sasa Sakana's Small-scale News; Sound Appendix (All songs are Copyright 1992 by Ron Hadley. The Sound Appendix is Copyright 1992 by Yuzuru Katagiri.)

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Personnel:

Ron Hadley: all instruments (in real time via midi keyboard), sound samples & voice; Gail Heavilin: voice; Yuzuru Katagiri: voice

 

THE HARMONIC HATCHERY BAND

LEAVE IT ALL TO THE MUSIC (2001)

(HH 0227-2)

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Jazz, funk, and more in an album that is ostensibly "for kids", but who's to say what "kids" are, anyway......?

 

1.Prologue 2.Leave It All To The Music 3.Chanson Stimulante 4.Birdcoat 5.What Bigfoot Needs . 6.Screebop 7.The Baby Song 8.Saxyderms 9.Cookin' For Kids 10.Midge's Wild Fridge 11.The North Woods Tango 12.Inside 13.Epilogue

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Music and Lyrics by jazz pianist Ron Hadley (ASCAP)

Personnel:

Ron Hadley: piano, all instruments (in real time via midi keyboard), sound samples & voice; Sue Klassen: voice; Gail Heavilin: voice; Jim Cameron: tenor & baritone saxophones; Jack Carder: trumpet & flugabone; Bob Neale: bass; Ray Brunelle: drums

Copyright 2001 by Ron Hadley

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THE RON HADLEY TRIO

THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE JAZZ SESSIONS (2003)

(HH 0229-2)

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A February, 2003 live recording (at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, B.C.) of this fine trio that places a high priority on ensemble listening and interactive improvisation

 

1, Out Of Nowhere (Heyman/Green) 2. Emily(Mandel/Mercer 3. Yesterdays (Kern/Harbach) 4. Watch What Happens (Legrand/Gimbel) 5. My Romance (Rogers/Hart) 6. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington/Parish/Mills) 7. Leah (Hadley) 8. The Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers (Kuhn) 9. All The Things You Are (Kern/Hammerstein)

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Personnel:

Ron Hadley-piano; Bob Neale-bass; Kelby MacNayr-drums

Copyright 2003 by Ron Hadley

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