Just Awesome

by Crump Cake Orchestra

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"An exciting new sound from a state that is underrepresented in the Australian music scene. Keep an eye on these guys"
- Gemma Purves, East Side 89.7 FM

-East Side FM album of the week 20/10/2014

-5MBS Jazz Album of the week 13/07/2014

"I’ve heard plenty of orchestral arrangements in my lifetime. That said, never before have I heard anything quite like Crump Cake Orchestra"....
4.2/5
- Demieria Harris, The Equal Ground

".....there’s a whole lot to like here when the soul just overflows with a thick, seventeen piece sound and a heart that you can feel"
- Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ Brisbane 102.1fm
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Adelaide's 18 piece Funk/Soul inspired Big Band, "Crump Cake Orchestra" present their debut album "Just Awesome". Recorded over a weekend in June, the album applies Big Band Orchestration techniques to sounds that resonate with people today.
The album itself takes you through my full emotional spectrum, that is to say, mostly happy and silly, sometimes sad and reflective, so hopefully you enjoying travelling in my head as much as I do.
-Evan Bassani

acknowledgements
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I'd like to thank my family, Greg, Diana, Robyn, Adam, Ross, Jason, Genevieve for their love and support over the past 29 years.
Thank you to all past and present members of Crump Cake Orchestra, that have helped in the production of this album. I owe each of you guys so much and hopefully this will be the first recording of many more.
Thank you Malvern Uniting Church, for helping me to "keep the faith", and thank you to God for putting me in a position where I can do this.
Thank you to anyone that has bought me a meal, a beer, a coffee, or has tolerated my presence the last 10 months while I have been working on this album, and to my friends for their support.

Lastly, thank you to my girlfriend, Nikki, who has stood by me the whole time even when I'm broke ( surprise!), and to her family that have supported me the whole way.

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credits

released October 17, 2013

The Band!
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Alex Musolino - alto saxophone
Giovanni Clemente - alto saxophone
Alex Ioakim - tenor saxophone
Jamie Capatch - tenor saxophone
Natalie Cruse - baritone saxophone

Sean Carey - trumpet
Luke White - trumpet
Michael Mauch - trumpet
Christopher Bickley - trumpet

Alex Taylor - trombone
Luca Spiler - trombone
Steven Bickley - trombone
Cassandra Pope - bass trombone

Jarrad Payne - drum kit
Nikki Stedman - bass guitar
Sam Cagney - electric guitar
Logan Watt - piano synthesizer (except "Theme" ), vocoder ("Just Awesome" )
Alex “The Big Wig” Wignall - piano synthesizer on "Theme"

Alex Mckay - lead vocals on "Starlight", "Toffee Apple" and "Omoi",

Sophie Zerner - backing vocals on "Toffee Apple"

Andrew Barley - deep voice on "Toffee Apple"

Evan Bassani - backing vocals for "Omoi"
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All Tracks Composed, Written and Arranged by Evan Bassani
except for:
-Omoi - Composed by Evan Bassani, Lyric by Alex Mckay
-Toffee Apple - Composed and Arranged by Evan Bassani, Lyric used with permission from Peter Combe.


Recorded at Unley Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia

Recorded by Tom Barnes of Tom Barnes Recording, Adelaide, South Australia

Mixed by Tom Barnes and Evan Bassani at Mixmasters, Adelaide, South Australia

Mastered by Evan James

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18 piece funk/jazz/hip-hop band from Adelaide, South Australia,

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