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MP3 Caravan of Thieves - Bouquet

Fun yet dramatic compositions that embody the spirit and swing of early Gypsy Jazz but with plenty of witty, inventive lyrics and vocal harmonies to serenade the listener. Recommended if you like The Beatles, Django Reinhardt, Stephen Sondheim.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (44:56) !
Related styles: FOLK: Musette, JAZZ: Gypsy Jazz

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“If a ragtag group of gypsies started throwing Molotov cocktails through the window during the recording of "A Prairie Home Companion," it would probably sound like Caravan of Thieves did this past Friday… unlike the many acts for whom "acoustic" means "spineless," the Caravan played a witches'' brew of high-energy gypsy rock. It was loaded with quick, snazzy tempo changes, and songs would often increase in speed to frantic paces.”
- Dan Barry, Hartford Advocate

In their eight short months together Caravan of Thieves have won immediate praise for their new and unique brand of alt gypsy acoustic music and their high intensity show. During that time the quartet have managed to perform nationally and with world renowned artists such as Tony Trischka, Tom Tom Club, Menudo, Trout Fishing in America and Ryan Montbleau Band. Also, in a burst of creativity, the group was able to write, record and release their debut full length album featuring 12 tracks of all original compositions and with a guest appearance by Bruce Martin (Tom Tom Club) on accordion, produced by Keith "Touch" Saunders and mastered by Joe Lambert (B-52’s, Bright Eyes, Animal Collective, R. Kelly).

Comprised of Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the singers and acoustic guitar players, Ben Dean the violinist and Brian Anderson the double bassist, the members converge from different backgrounds of folk, pop, classical, jazz and rock. Fuzz (who has spent many years touring the world with funk, dance and pop groups such as Tom Tom Club and Deep Banana Blackout) teamed up with Carrie in 2004 to create an acoustic duo and their full band “Rolla” together. In those early years they developed their songwriting and vocal harmonizing skills together, released two records and played hundreds of shows together around the country. Then a few revelations and discoveries later, the couple knew they needed to alter their sound and in early 2008 recruited Brian, who had toured for years in his experimental jazz trio “Raisin Hill” as well as Ben who had been studying jazz and classical violin since an early age and performing throughout the state of Connecticut in a variety of ensembles, bands and orchestras.

Some past Caravan of Thieves shows worth mentioning would include: Green Apple Music Festival in Miami, FL; Spring Gulch Folk Festival in New Holland, PA; Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Bridgeport CT; CMJ Music Marathon in NYC and FTC at Stage One in Fairfield, CT. Many more to come in 2009!

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