Los Variants - the many elements of music and of life connecting outside the confines of strict genre definition. a homage to the much admired band, Los Lobos.
The Los Variants “bug” symbol created around fractals and symbolic building blocks of life, patterns from molecule to universe.
The CD name “jass/blues” jazz (or “jass”) New Orleans' brothels to Chicago night clubs to New York“cuttin’ parties”.
....working with the surprises and accidents, sometimes reshaping the song around them.
“jass/blues” collaboration and experimentation.
most of the musicians had never met.
Student musicians seasoned veterans, reggae jazz standard.
drum chair to BR for a tune.
Songs arranged as they were recorded, cues from behind the drum kit.
Sunny Side of the Street, vocals and drums in Scotland rest added in stages back in Canada.
Che Che Toronto jam sessions added to, edited and mixed into CD version.
mucho help during the writing, recording and mixing.
accidental music on this recording.
released 09 February 2013
Paul Reddick singer, harmonica
Wayne DeAdder bass, guitars
John Mays singer
Rob Gusevs piano, organ
Kobe Aquaa-Harrison singer, percussion
Mike Branton guitar
Lydia Persaud singer
Storm Gordon singer
Ted Leonard guitar
Roger Williams bass
John Johnson bass clarinet
Patrick O'Reilly guitar
Tim O'Reilly acoustic bass
Nick Doneff pedal steel guitar
Chris Whiteley guitar
Claire Doyle singer
Christopher Plock baritone sax
Bart Milczarczyk L.H.nylon string guitar
Dave Kirby guitar
Alan Zemaitis keyboards
Paul Ormandy percussion
Matt Horner piano
Sean Pincin guitar
John Findlay guitar, keyboards, composition
Felicia Wirahardja baritone sax
Sean O'Connor baritone sax
Kellie Pederson alto sax
Leland Whitty tenor sax
Shamus Currie trombone
Ania Zarzycki trumpet
Bill Prouten alto sax
Neil Brathwaite tenor sax
Andrew Collins mandolin
Juan Carlos Medrano congas
Ryan Milliken marimba
Barry Romberg drums
Spencer Murray flute
Andrew Mullin Kenyan box rattle
Mike Ardagh spoon n' glass
Vince Maccarone is an educator, sought-after performer, studio musician and producer with over 25 years of playing, teaching
and writing experience. Originally from the mining town of Sudbury, Ontario.
Awards and Nominations:
JUNO Nomination: The Johnny Max Band 2011, “Best Blues Album” co-writing, producing and drumming credits
“Drummer of the Year” nominations 2012, 2011, 2004, 2003 and 2002...more