Arts for Life
My Life Is Bold
SSC1335
2012-09-25
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I Want to Be a Teacher of Art - 2:11
I Wish I Was a Bird - 4:07
Who Am I? - 4:15
Westley Serious and Funny - 4:24
Trapped Orca in an Aquarium - 4:57
I Don\'t Want to Be a Vending Machine - 3:23
I Want to Fly So Free - 2:19
Do Whatever - 5:49
Day After Day, Mile After Mile - 4:19
The Batman in the Future - 3:37
The I Like Pie Song - 2:51
Michael\'s Mind - 3:13
The Greatest Escape - 3:28
Life Is Happy - 2:05

 

Musicians:
Alan Hampton - vocals, guitar, drums
Laurelyn Dossett - vocals
Lindsay Pruett - violin
Griff Martin - mandolin, guitar
William Stevens - piano
Steve Haines - acoustic bass
Daniel Faust - drums
Becca Stevens - vocals
Aaron Parks - piano
Ben Britt - vocals
Relevents Wind Quintet - wind quintet
Mike Wesolowski - vocals, harmonica
Julian Lage - guitar
Taylor Eigsti - piano
Gretchen Parlato - vocals, hand percussions
Lacy Green - vocals
Cameron Owen - guitar
John Ray - acoustic bass
Calvin Napper - drums
Colin Allured - vocals, uke bass, djembe, shakers, kamale ngoni
Luke Payne - vocals, guitar
Daniel Seriff - vocals, guitar
Harish Raghavan - acoustic bass
Kate McGarry - vocals
Keith Gantz - guitar, bass -electric
Liam OBriant - vocals
Hazel Broyles OBriant - vocals
Kyle Barber - vocals
Rebecca Martin - vocals
Charlie Grenadier - vocals
Larry Grenadier - acoustic bass
John Ellis - bass clarinet
Laurelyn Dossett - vocals

Arts for Life Presents: My Life is Bold - ""growing happy cells""
Music is an integral part of the vital support services the Arts for Life team offers to young
patients and families. Arts for Life Music Fellow Colin Allured describes his job as :growing happy cells
where cancer cells used to be.
In 2009, Becca Stevens sang at an AFL fundraiser and she and her father, William Stevens, had the idea to set some children's poetryto music for the event. The response to those two songs was so strong that discussions of a CD began, including Becca's brother Bill who is a composer and recording engineer.
William Stevens says, "We were overwhelmed by how many composers and musicians were willing to give so much time and creative energy to this project. But it didn't stop there. The CD was made possible by the generosity of patrons, by free time provided
by recording studios in North Carolina and New York, with the encouragement and support of the AFL sta and board, and most of all by the children in Arts for Life and their families who showed us the power of art to inspire, to change, and to heal.
We hope that you enjoy this music. When you listen, please remember just how important your support is to our community's young patients and families.

All the words were written by children receiving treatment for cancer.

Reviews:

Nice reviews of both "My Life Is Bold" and "Home" compilations in the January 2013 issue of JazzTimes!

Aidan Levy, JazzTimes - February 2013     Read the full article

 

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