Recorded largely in British Columbia, this album abounds in beauty,
rhythm and lushness. Sharlene plays nine of her newest compositions
as well as two commissioned pieces by Loretto Reid and Evelyne Datl,
two wonderful pieces by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz and one lovely tune
by Craig Noseworthy. Sharlene is accompanied by a diverse band comprised
of accordion, saxophone, 5-string violin, cello, bass and percussion.
And visually? Well the gorgeous photography and cover design reflects
an album that is ... delicious!
Produced by Sharlene
The musicians are:
Oliver Schroer, 5-string violin
Tom Keenlyside, soprano sax
Joseph Macerollo, accordion
Finn Manniche, cello
George Koller, bass
Sal Ferreras, percussion
Listen to audio clips from Beyond the Waves:
Somewhere on the Ocean Floor
Fields in Winter
Beyond the Waves
Island Mountain is an eleven minute CD featuring Sharlene's Island Mountain Suite. This suite, originally written for two harps was commissioned by Island Mountain Arts of Wells, British Columbia for the turn of the millennium. The Suite reflects the stunning landscape and history of the Cariboo Mountains from the ever changing cloud shadows, to the Cariboo Wagon Road travelled in the 19th century by thousands of gold prospectors, to the Jack o' Clubs Lake that lies quietly at the foot of Wells. There is also a bonus track on this album of Alfredo Rolando Ortiz's Merengue Rojo with Sharlene on harp, George Koller on bass and Sal Ferreras on percussion.