Jim Connolly and The Gove County String Quartet with Anna Abbey: It’s Only Gravity That Makes Wearing A Crown Painful (PFMCD061)

Jeff Kaiser 1 Comment

[playlist ids="506,508"]
Jim Connolly and The Gove County String Quartet with Anna Abbey

Laura Hackstein: Violin
Sally Barr: Violin, Five-String Violin on Channel Crossing
Nick Coventry: Viola
Jim Connolly: Double Bass, Melodica
Anna Abbey: Toy Piano, Piano

1. It’s Only Gravity That Makes Wearing A Crown Painful 3:58
2. Tealight No. 6 1:52
3. Why Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 3:25
4. Tealight No. 1 1:51
5. Tealight No. 8 2:00
6. Bewitched By The Baby In A Clamshell 3:53
7. Tealight No. 9 1:16
8. Tealight No. 3 1:54
9. Dimestore 5:49
10. Tealight No. 11 1:02
11. Channel Crossing 4:23
12. Tealight No. 5 0:56
13. Bobo Is Hungry 5:57
14. Tealight No. 2 0:53
15. Tealight No. 10 1:49
16. There Are Some Things That Even A 500 Year Old Tree Has Not Seen 6:13
17. Tealight No. 4 0:35
18. Tealight No. 12 1:38
19. The Watts Towers 5:16
20. Tealight No. 7 1:43

All music ©2010 James Connolly Music, ASCAP except
Why Won’t You Be My Neighbor? ©2010 WB Music Corp. OBO Vernon Music Corporation

Tealights No. 5 and No. 10 by Jim Connolly with Jaco Connolly
Tealight No. 6 by Jim Connolly with Anna Abbey

The cover is Wooden Drummer, by Yevgenia Nayberg • Nayberg.org
Recorded by Jim Connolly, January 3-6 and May 10, 2010, Deane Chapel, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Mastered by Robinson Eikenberry, July 2010, Santa Barbara, CA
Graphics by Ted Killian

pfMENTUM CD061

PFMCD061

Jim Connolly and The Gove County String Quartet (PFMCD044)

Jeff Kaiser 1 Comment

[playlist ids="454"]
Sally Barr: Violin
Laura Hackstein: Violin
Kirsten Monke: Viola
Jim Connolly: Contrabass

1 – Even Dust Sparkles on the Moon – 4:11
2 – Pinocchio – 4:25
3 – Forgetting the Names of Trees in the Polish Woods – 5:13
4 – On Rue Clark – 4:22
5 – Patience Makes the Ocean Blue – 6:30
6 – Noodling for Flatheads – 2:51
7 – Hymn for John – 5:42
8 – Peter and Amy – 3:02
9 – Crows would steal the Stars if they could fly that high – 5:34
10 – Time Rides the Ferris Wheel – 3:46
11 – Once, For the Last Time – 4:00

All Music © 2007 James Connolly Music (ASCAP)
except “Across the Universe” as Lennon / McCartney
© ATV (Northern Songs Catalog) / EMI Blackwood Music

Recorded at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara, CA
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jeff Kaiser
Cover Painting “Circus” By Yevgenia Nayberg
Graphic Assistance Provided By Ted Killian

pfMENTUM CD044

PFMCD044

Jim Connolly and the Gove County Philharmonic: Time Stops to Visit (PFMCD009)

Jeff Kaiser 1 Comment

[Please note: This disc is out-of-print, this page is for archival purposes.]

“But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?”
— Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World

The Gove County Philharmonic is:
Sally Barr, violin, vocals on track 12; Kirsten Monke, viola; Ron McCarley, clarinet; Jeff Kaiser, trumpet
Jim Bement, accordion; Bruce Bigenho, piano; Jim Connolly, bass
(Laura Hackstein, violin; Misha Bodnar, cello on tracks 5, 7, 9)

1. Satan’s Square-Dancing Monkey 2:50
2. Time Rides the Ferris Wheel 3:32
3. My Watch Is A Rust Sandwich 2:10
4. Patience Makes the Ocean Blue 10:18
5. Act I 1:18
6. Noodling for Flatheads 3:02
7. Act II 1:56
8. The Watts Towers 5:14
9. Act III 2:01
10. Time Stops To Visit 4:42
11. Camera Obscura 2:18
12. Hi Lili, Hi Lo 3:32
total time: 42:59

All compositions and arrangements by Jim Connolly, © 2002 James Connolly Music, ASCAP
except Hi Lili, Hi Lo by H. Deutsch and B. Kaper, © EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc.
Recorded in Santa Barbara, CA on 2.2.02 and 2.3.02 direct to DAT in Jim Connolly’s living room
CD recording, mastering, design, and layout by Jeff Kaiser

pfMENTUM CD009

PFMCD009