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Christmas in St. Michaels

  1. MP3 Ode to Joy
  2. MP3 Jingle Bell Rock
  3. MP3 Christmas Song
  4. MP3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  5. MP3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  6. MP3 What Child is This
  7. MP3 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  8. MP3 Home for the Holidays
  9. MP3 Santa Baby
  10. MP3 I'll be Home for Christmas
  11. MP3 White Christmas
  12. MP3 Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  13. MP3 Sleigh Ride
  14. MP3 Joy to the World

St. Michaels has an annual holiday party and silent auction to raise money for local charities. We were happy to play music for their festive event in December of 2019, and were looking forward to playing for them again in 2020.

Then the pandemic hit. Gatherings have been cancelled, and people will have to celebrate the holidays at home. The folks in St Michaels still want to have the merriment and joy that music can bring, so we were commissioned to make this CD.

An alternative title for the recording could be “Stuck at Home for the Holidays, a Covid 19 Christmas”, but that doesn't sound very festive, plus, we hope this CD will be enjoyed for many years to come, even after the novel coronavirus is no longer a threat.

This CD, a mix of classic Christmas Carols and popular holiday tunes, has been recorded in our own unique jazz style. We hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed playing for it, and that our music brings joy to your home this, and every holiday season, and helps to make your Christmas happy for years to come.
Susan Jones - violin
Jim Levy - keyboard
Frank Edwards  -  bass
Tom Jones -  drums
Recorded at Sand Castle Studios
Produced by Susan Jones and Frank Edwards

Exit 19 Future


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Susan Jones Jazz Quartet:
Exit 19

  1. MP3 Exit 19
  2. MP3 Like a Song
  3. MP3 Joy Spring
  4. MP3 Daydream
  5. MP3 From the Fog
  6. MP3 Springing Along
  7. MP3 Call to Me
  8. MP3 Groovin Along
  9. MP3 Summertime
  10. MP3 Tell Me Tell Me Baby
  11. MP3 Autumn Breezes
  12. MP3 Montunafish Sandwich

All of these composed by Susan Jones BMI except for Daydreams (Ellington/Strayhorn ASCAP), Joy Spring (Clifford Brown BMI) and Summertime (Gershwin ASCAP)

The band consists of Susan Jones on Jazz violin (all violins and viola on cut #1), Tom Jones on drums, Bob Abbott on bass except on #1,2, 5 and 12. James King plays bass (cuts 2, 5 and 12). Fred Leider plays jazz cello on #1. Guitarists include: Brian Litz (cuts 6,9,10 and 11), Gerry Kunkel (cuts 1,7,8), Paul Wingo on (cuts 3,4 and 7), and Pete Fields on (cuts 2,5,and 12). Guest artists include:Chick Hall (guitar on #10), Scott Harlan (bass solo on #8), amd Seth Kibel (flute on #7, 12 and sax on #11).

The title tune "Exit 19" features the sound of jazz/rock string quartet with rhythm section. It's a rocking tribute to the Baltimore Beltway of the past. "Like a Song" was concieved in the Paris airport and carries a French feel to it. "Groovin Along' is my one funk/hip hop tune on this CD. Scott Harlan totally rocks this tune with a great fretless bass solo. "Springing Along" and "Autumn Breezes" are part of a jazz four seasons suite. "Montunafish Sandwich" is exactly what it's name implies. Chick Hall's solo on "Tell Me Tell Me Baby" still blows me away everytime I hear it. "Call To Me" and "From the Fog" have an etherial quality that will become evident when the tunes are sung on my next CD. I hope you have as much fun listening to this music as we had making it.

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Violin Caliente

  1. MP3 On the Brink (4:49)
  2. MP3 Promised (5:39)
  3. MP3 Tappin (4:53)
  4. MP3 Un Poquito Mas (4:40)
  5. MP3 My Little Star (4:38)
  6. MP3 Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (5:57)
  7. MP3 Let's Fall in Love (3:28)
  8. MP3 Place and Time (6:07)
  9. MP3 Be Sure of Love (6:22)
  10. MP3 Un Poquito de Salsa (5:26)
  11. MP3 Ugly Shoes Blues (4:33)

All selections by Susan Jones BMI except track 6, by Oswego Farres BMI and track 7 by Harold Arlen

Susan Jones violin, composer, horn lines
Jim Levy piano, horn arrangements
Tom Jones drums
Bob Abbott bass (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
James King bass (10,11)
Seth Kibel flute (1,5, tenor solo10)
Gerry Kunkel guitar (8,9,11)
Brian Litz guitar (1,3,5,6,7)
Paul Wingo guitar (3,4,5 solo, 11) "Ugly Shoe Horns" (10,11)
Paul Dubois trumpet
Lee Lachman alto and tenor saxes
Brian Priebe trombone

Produced by Susan Jones and Steve Murphy 2006

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Nuts and Bolts

  1. Nuts and Bolts (S. Kibel)
  2. Los Bilbilicos (trad., arr. S. Jones)
  3. Corcoran Blues (S. Kibel)
  4. Un Poquito de Salsa (S. Jones)
  5. Syd's Volley (R. Abbott)
  6. Finicky (S. Kibel)
  7. Klezmer Nova (S. Kibel)
  8. Be Sure of Love (S. Jones)
  9. Olmstead Cha Cha (S. Kibel)
  10. Lester Leaps Out (S. Kibel)

Susan Jones - violin
Seth Kibel - tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Paul Wingo - guitar
James Levy - piano
Bob Abbott - bass
James King - bass
Tom Jones - assorted shakers

Original acoustic jazz from violinist Susan Jones and saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist Seth Kibel, drawing upon a variety of diverse musical influences.

The brand new CD release Nuts and Bolts brings together Seth Kibel and Susan Jones, both of whom play with numerous musical ensembles in the Washington/Baltimore region, for an album of original acoustic jazz compositions.

Both have demonstrated their expertise in jazz, swing, blues, klezmer and classical music throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. In their first collaboration, they introduce diverse elements into their compositions and provide skilled performances and improvisations.

The title track, written by Kibel, has a funk and rock and roll feel. His "Klezmer Nova" combines traditional Jewish folk sounds with bossa nova rhythms. Jones provides a Cuban flavor with "Un Poquito de Salsa" and draws on the Ladino folk tradition - which combines Spanish folk music and Jewish soul - on her arrangement of the traditional song, "Los Bilbilicos."

They are joined by guitarist Paul Wingo, pianist James Levy, bassist James King and bassist Bob Abbott, who also contributed an original tune.

The album includes six songs by Kibel, who plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute on the recording. He is leader, clarinetist, and composer for the area's premier "alternative klezmer" band, The Alexandria Kleztet. That band has released two albums, both of which won the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) award for Best World Music Recording. He also fronts the swing group Corner Pocket and Seth Kibel's Dixieland All-Stars as well as performing with numerous area bands. He spent several years as saxophonist for The Daryl Davis Band. Jones contributes three original tunes and arrangements to the album and plays violin. Jones leads the Susan Jones Quartet, which has released one album, Violin Dreams. She performs regularly with the Machaya Klezmer Band, Silver String Quintet, Mariachi De las Compadres and the rock group Jane Doe.

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the cd
Violin Dreams

Sample the music (requires Realplayer)
  1. RealAudio Night and Day (Cole Porter) 6:35
  2. RealAudio Black Orpheus (Louis Bonfa) 6:36
  3. RealAudio Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Hammerstein/Romberg) 7:02
  4. RealAudio Nature Boy (Eden Abba) 3:16
  5. RealAudio Blue Bossa (Kenny Durham) 6:30
  6. RealAudio Little Sunflower (Freddie Hubbard) 7:27
  7. RealAudio Recorda Me (Joe Henderson) 5:13
  8. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) 4:41
  9. RealAudio My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) 4:27
  10. Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie/Pinkard/ Casey) 4:40

These recordings were done in the spirit of a live performance. There were no overdubs. We invite you to listen to our session live from Avalon Studios.
Susan Jones

Violin - Susan Jones
Guitars - Gerry Kunkel
Acoustic Bass Guitar - Eric Leifert (tracks 1,4,9)
Bass - James King (tracks 2,3,5,6,7,8,10)
Drums - Tom Jones

Recorded At Avalon Studio
Bethesda MD August 1999

Producer - Kent Ashcraft
Engineer - Steve Murphy

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