Title - 'Time Frame'
Artist - Andrew Durr
Introducing himself to everyone, Andrew Durr says, "I can’t seem to get it out as well any other way. Whatever ‘it’ is, it needs to come into me and flow from me; music is the vehicle for that."
Sometimes that means I am cool and quiet, other times I might be caught in a whirlwind of passion bellowing square-wave cyclones, and thunderous screams. I am not polar, however."
"There is quite a lot of life lived on the thin line of sound between the yin and yang. I have been inspired by music since I was a child."
Having now released his brand new album, the quite breathtaking Time Frame via IAC Records, Durr’s re-interpretation of classic Dustbowl era music is now brought lovingly to new life in this thrilling set of 10 tracks; produced for IAC Records by Don Setaro.
1. 'Hard Times Come Again No More' (5:14)
2. 'Are You Making Any Money' (3:05)
3. 'Pasture Of Plenty' (2:27)
4. 'Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?' (3:10)
5. 'Pennies From Heaven' (2:40)
6. 'Who's Been Polishing The Sun' (2:50)
7. 'The Way You Look Tonight' (3:08)
8. 'Keep On The Sunny Side' (2:54)
9. 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken?' (3:15)
10. 'Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries' (3:14)
Time Frame incorporates songs from the play, Migrant Mother and thus is a compilation of musical arrangements and performances by Durr.
These ten classic songs were part of the original stage play, written by Ken White and produced by Jack Souza and the Prospect Theater Project in January 2017.
The songs of this era were selected because they reinforced the themes of the play - poverty, disenfranchisement, class struggle, the art of photography, the role of women in society, and the concept of framing reality.
Ergo, the songs were powerful then and they still are today. Durr's unique interpretations of these familiar standards from the American songbook are like nothing you've heard before. His take on each of the songs and Don's production make us realize how moving and timely these songs still are.
The album opens with the stirring 'Hard Times Come Again No More,' which is backed seamlessly by both the upbeat, harmonic-driven 'Are You Making Any Money?' and the Gospel sounds of 'Pastures of Plenty.'
The stoic 'Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?' is next and is backed by another harmonic back bone track in 'Pennies from Heaven.' The mid-tempo beauty 'Who's Been Polishing The Sun' is one of my own personal favorites here and that's followed by both 'The Way You Look Tonight' and then the stirring 'Keep On The Sunny Side.'
The album then rounds out with the quietly gentle hipsway of 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken?' and then comes the last track, and another of my personal favorites, the jaunty, sarcastic bounce of 'Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries.'
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