Crazy Time

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    The Shuffle Demons are excited to release their 9th album, "crazy time." The album includes 10 original Shuffle Demons songs, 7 instrumental and 3 vocal. The album also introduces new and virtuosic Shuffle Demons Matt Lagan on tenor sax and Mike Downes on bass as well as demons regulars Kelly Jefferson on sax, Stich Wynston on drums and Richard Underhill on sax and vocals. Returning for this special 35th Anniversary recording are founding Demons Mike Murley on tenor sax and Jim Vivian on bass! This is a dynamic new album that features in from the outside writing, virtuosic playing and the classic and unique Shuffle Demons sound.
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    released January 17, 2020

    1. Cat Walk (3:49) 2. Makin'it Right (4:03) 3. Have a Good One (3:37)
    4. Wandering Heart (4:48) 5. Good Karma (4:09) 6. Crazy Time (3:28)
    7. Even Demons Get the Blues (6:57) 8. Turbulence (4:22)
    9. Let it Go (3:21) 10 Blue Chameleon (4:49)

    © P 2020 SHUFFLE DEMON PRODUCTIONS. ALL SONGS SOCAN/MAPL
    MADE IN CANADA ALL RIGHTS RESERVED THIS RECORDING WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF FACTOR AND THE TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL

    www.shuffledemons.com info@shuffledemons.com @shuffledemons

    Players:

    Richard Underhill alto and bari saxophones, lead vocals
    Stich Wynston drums, percussion and bg vocals
    Kelly Jefferson tenor sax, bg vocals
    Matt Lagan tenor sax on tracks 1,2,3,4, 7 and bg vocals
    Mike Downes bass on tracks 1,2,3,4 7 and bg vocals
    Mike Murley tenor sax on tracks 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
    Jim Vivian bass on tracks 5,6,8,9,10

    All songs composed and arranged by Richard Underhill & published by Wild Moose Publishing (SOCAN) with the exception of “Even Demons Get the Blues” composed and arranged by Kelly Jefferson (SOCAN) and “Have a Good One” composed and arranged by Underhill/St-Laurent/Milligan/Smith (SOCAN)

    Recorded and engineered by Jeremy Darby and Julian Decorte at
    Canterbury Music.Company, Toronto Produced, mixed and mastered by Jono Grant at Victory Drive Music, Toronto. Photos and butterfly collage by Richard Underhill. Cover layout by Richard Boudreau

    Many thanks to the kind folks at FACTOR and the Toronto Arts Council for their support of this recording project. Thanks to Jeremy and Julian at Canterbury and Jono at Victory Drive for making the recording process as easy as possible and producing great results! Thanks to all of you for supporting Canadian music! We acknowledge the financial support
    of the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Nous reconnaissons l’appui finacier du gouvernement du Canada et des radiodiffuseurs privé du Canada.

    Management: Stich Wynston: stichness@gmail.com Richard. Underhill rich@shuffledemons.com
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Richard Underhill ran for mayor of Toronto in 2014 and originally wrote the chorus to this song as an homage to Toronto’s infamous crack smoking mayor, Rob Ford. Since then, the chorus has become a worldwide refrain. We really do ‘live in a crazy town, in a crazy world, in a crazy time.’ The verses poke fun at modern culture and technology: urban tanks (SUVs) Instagram, greedy banks, bitcoin, food bloggers, fast food, the climate crisis, phone addiction, fake news, etc. Another great sax solo by Kelly Jefferson takes us to out the final chorus.

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from crazy time, released November 5, 2019
Composed and arranged by Richard Underhill. Published by Wild Moose Publishing

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Shuffle Demons Toronto, Ontario

The Shuffle Demons leaped onto the scene in 1984 with an electrifying musical fusion that drew from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. This genre bending, visually entertaining, virtuosic jazz funk group have 9 CDs, 2 hit videos, several music awards, toured 25 times in Canada, 5 in the US, 17 in Europe, Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. ... more

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