blonde on blue

by chanan lesli mattison

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about

blonde on blue was released at Kaos Cafe n Jazz Bar, at the time one of Canada’s top niteclubs. at that exciting event, chanan was accompanied by calgary’s top jazz sidemen and recording artists of their own: john dewaal (who had accompanied rosemary clooney), calgary’s master jazz drummer of precision, john hyde who had a similar reputation on bass, and loni moger on lead guitar, graduate of berklee school of music’s jazz program. the recordings were made by chanan in his own living room on a br 88, where he played on all the instruments, a one man creation (much like brian wilson of the beach boys).

'the songs came to me after a special california journey, so both the trip and they were really one essential inspiration. i'm a stanford grad, so california was always my first home away from home, BUT "sometimes you just got to go there!"

while in the golden state, shane (now monk jona) played with jazz legend ron holloway in cambria and a special gig at the sacramento metropolitan museum of art”

"back home, after a few months i got a call from maurice ginzer who said, "i've been listening to your cd: the songs are really quite good! thereupon came the invitation to play at a niteclub i had thrilled to visit as a jazz fan!'

that evening the air was electric with city channel 8 reporting it for the news ("thanks to maurice's pr ability"). debuting in calgary were not only a debut CD by chanan mattison, but the VG-88 guitar synth, complete with his parker nite-fly electric guitar (a new lightweight design with a perfectly precise finger board & a pioneering high tech synth made for joni mitchell that could automatically change complex key tunings between songs.) like with mitchell and neil young, the music is correctly discerned as an essential alberta-california hybrid. there are guitar parts like mitchell & vocal tone like jim morrison. fans of morrison, bob dylan, joni & young are likely to enjoy this album as well.

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released October 19, 2013

thanks to emmedia productions of calgary for the use of their facilities for burning the 5.1 dolby digital disc

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chanan lesli mattison Calgary, Alberta

"my folks were from saskatchewan, so i experienced the provenance of the great heartland.

the people there are known to the working of amazing grace, a grace that catches the breeze of presence, the rain of compassion, & the thunder of truth."

"i've had only one exquisite bridal love, of which none other can ever replace..."my love for donna of victoria is as great as the hour we first met"
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