JASON COLLETT SHARES FULL ALBUM STREAM OF SONG AND DANCE MAN
BAHAMAS’ AFIE JURVANEN PRODUCES ICONIC SONGWRITER’S 6TH ALBUM
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The wait is almost over. Jason Collett will be releasing Song And Dance Man on February 5. To celebrate, the Toronto songwriter premiered album opener “Provincial Blues” on George Stroumboulopoulos’ national weekly radio program, The Strombo Show, this week, and also treated listeners to a preview of the live show when he visited the CBC q studio with Zeus as his backing band. Now Jason Collett is offering up a full album stream of Song And Dance Man courtesy of CBC Music. Listen today and watch for Canadian tour dates to be announced soon.
Produced by Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen, Song And Dance Man’s thirteen songs bear the wit and melody of classic Jason Collett: contemplative reflections on getting older, backed with an affinity for freewheeling disco music. The album’s conspiring themes of love & loneliness, sun & shadows, are buoyed by its soaring sound. Each song rises into an easy, spacious groove, lead by Jason’s languid melodies and Afie’s sun-drunk bass.
The result is a dynamic addition to a strong body of work. Recorded in spring 2015 with long-time collaborators drummer/engineer Don Kerr (at his Rooster Studio), Christine Bougie on guitar & lap steel, Zeus’ Neil Quin on backing vocals, and Afie holding it down on the bass, Song And Dance Man may be Jason Collett’s finest effort yet. The storied songwriter is back in the spotlight, more comfortable than ever in the guise of entertainer.
SONG AND DANCE MAN TRACKLIST:
1. Provincial Blues
2. Song And Dance Man
3. Forever Young Is Getting Old
4. Long Day's Shadow
5. Little Sparrow
6. If She Don't Love Me Now
7. Singing American
8. Love You Babe
9. Black Oak Savanna
10. Where Does Your Love Go?
11. Nobody's Fool
12. It Don't Matter Anymore
13. Staring At The Sun