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Ye Shanghai

Ye Shanghai

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~ Alec Haavik

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Alec Haavik formed his Shanghai-based band Friction Five upon touching down in Shanghai in 2005. His weekly performance at JZ, the hippest jazz club in one of the most watched cities in the world, has been an ever-evolving musical adventure. "Ye Shanghai" represents the first two years of this adventure, and demonstrates the energy and flair of this band. Haavik's original compositions tell many stories: from the birth of his son, in "Oxytocin in the Tundra", to a portrait of the open road, in "Cruise Control", to a restaurant of transmaterialization, in "Exotic Wall Burger". And there is a shocking collection of Frictionized cover tunes as well, including a 1930's Chinese pop song, and songs by the artists Diana Ross, Led Zeppelin, and... Kenny G! Notes on the tracks: Ye Shanghai - The ultimate anthem to Shanghai nightlife! This song was written in 1942 for a Chinese movie musical. The original recording, sung by the Chinese diva Zhou Xuan, was a big hit - and featured a strong jazz influence in the orchestration. Cruise Control - A tune about driving a big car on a big empty highway somewhere in America. Just set the speed, take your foot off the gas pedal, and cruise... Enjoying the scenery and listening to classic rock on the radio, you might find yourself slipping into another state of consciousness -- Wake up! And keep on cruisin'... Exotic Wall Burger - Imagine a restaurant where any food you dream of will materialize, from the walls, onto your plate. Up on stage, a hungry young horn player layers the walls with an 'Exotic Wallpaper' of sound. Maybe he's waiting for the wall to produce his burger? Or maybe this tune just cannot be explained! The 42 Bus - A city bus on a Sunday afternoon, a slow-paced trip that seems to never end. I originally wrote the tune in Seattle, but re-wrote it after moving to Shanghai. The tune now documents a bus trip from the Bund, where I was working at a jazz club, back to my home in the French Concession. Upside Down - When this Diana Ross hit came out, I was 6 years old. It captivated me! I would keep the radio on all night, hoping to hear it again. Nothing like a major pop hit with an entire verse that is displaced by two beats. Oxytocin in the Tundra - The musical portrait of the birth of my son Kai. During the nervous last few weeks of my wife's pregnancy, I found myself strumming these opening guitar chords over and over. After her due date came and went, we decided to move things along and create some oxytocin (the 'love hormone'). It was a cold February night in Shanghai, and our apartment, with leaky windows and no central heating, was like a campground in the frozen tundra. Kai's Blues - When my son Kai was 9 months old, we took a family trip to Beijing. We climbed the Great Wall, and when we reached a high summit, I played my soprano saxophone to all of China. On the way back down, Kai practiced walking, and when we got back to the hotel room, he started talking! When he went, 'Wa wa wa,' I grabbed my soprano to have a musical conversation. I wrote the tune in about a half-hour. Four Sticks - This is Friction Five's rendition of a song by my all-time favorite rock band, Led Zeppelin. The original drummer John Bonham played the song with four drumsticks - two in each hand! This tune has a very interesting time signature - 5/4 time alternating with 6/4, which is a lot of fun for improvising. Going Home - Since I arrived in China, people have said, 'Oh, you play the saxophone - can you play 'Going Home?'' In Shanghai, you can hear this tune everywhere -- piped in through hidden speakers in public parks; used as a signal for a transfer station in a subway line; and even played in the Immigration queue at Pudong International airport. The title has special relevance to the millions of Chinese people who work in Shanghai and return to their hometown only once a year, at Chinese New Year, a trip often involving a 30- or 40-hour train ride. - Alec Haavik, July 6, 2008 ???(???)??????????????!?????????????????????????????????????????? - ???????????????????? ?? (???) ???????????????????????????????????,??????,??????...?????????????????????, ????????????????????????! ?????????... ??????? (???) ????????????????, ????????????,????????????,??????????????????"????"?????????????????????????????????????! ??42?(???) ????????????,?????????????????????????????????,??????????????????????????????????,????42????????????????? ??(Nile Rogers) ??Diana Ross ???????????????!?????????,??????????????????'B?'????????????? ?????? (???) ?????????????????????????, ????????????????????????????????,?????????????????("????')????????????,?????????????,???????,?????????????????? «?»???(???) ???????????, ??????????????????,???????????,??????????????????? ????????????,??????????,????????!??'???'?, ????????????????????????????? ???? (Jimmy Page and Robert Plant) - ???????????????????Led Zeppelin???????????????John Bonham ?????????? - ?????????????????? - ???????? - ?????????????? ?? (???) ??????,???? ?, "?,????? - ????"'??'??"???,???????? - ????????????????;????????????;?????????????????????????????????????????????????,??????????????,??????????????????? - ???, 2007?7?6?

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    Artist: Alec Haavik
    Title: Ye Shanghai
    Genre: Jazz
    Attributes: Duplicated CD
    Release Date: 11/17/2008
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637317319
    UPC: 634479657344
    Item #: 1245718X