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Jazz for the Earth

by Presbybop Music

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Shenandoah 05:57
Awestruck 04:28
Peyto Lake 08:12
Wahoo 06:03
Elegy 05:27
Dance 24 07:18


With this recording, the Presbybop Sextet explores the musical relationship between people and their global home. The center of this recording is Beyond Banff, a suite of what we are calling “Eco-Jazz.”

Surrounding the suite are pieces inspired by the same themes. Winter Must Thaw is a wish for what is inevitable. Shenandoah is a fertile valley beside the Blue Ridge Mountains. Elegy laments an event of gun violence within a suburban community. Dance 24 anticipates the day when “the mountains and the hills shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12).

1. Winter Must Thaw 5:29
2. Shenandoah 5:55

Beyond Banff Suite
3. Awestruck 4:27
4. Up from Bow River 7:00
5. Peyto Lake 8:10
6. Ice Cold (Part 1) 2:11
7. Ice Cold (Part 2) 4:05
8. Wahoo 6:01
9. A View from the Summit 5:16

10. Elegy 5:26
11. Dance 24 7:18

Bill Carter and the Presbybop Sextet
Bill Carter, piano
Al Hamme, saxophones
Mike Carbone, saxophones and flute
Jeff Stockham, trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
Tony Marino, bass
Ron Vincent, drums

Guest soloist: David Liebman, saxophone (4, 7, 10)


released April 11, 2015

All music composed and arranged by Bill Carter, except "Shenandoah," public domain, arranged by Bill Carter

Produced by Bill Carter for Presbybop Music
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kent Heckman
Recorded February 16, 2015 at Red Rock Studios, Saylorsburg, PA
Photos by Jeff Kellam and Bill Carter


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Presbybop Music Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Presbybop Music is a musical venture of Bill Carter, jazz pianist and Presbyterian minister. After years of pretending to split the life of faith from the music of jazz, Bill has been trying to find links between the two halves of his brain. Presbybop Music is his attempt to integrate his strong Presbyterian faith with the rhythms of bebop. ... more

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