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"Closing the Circle"
by Ingemar Johansson

 

With the perfect ambiguity that only a poet can conjure, my friend the poet Michael Gizzi, calls Wolf Krakowski "an old soul man," a phrase that neatly captures both the musician and the man. Listening to Wolf's music, it is clear that his is indeed an old soul, one that has lived numerous lifetimes on this earthly plane. Wolf's is a timeless sensibility, as ancient as the Biblical injunctions

paraphrased in "The Power" and "Head'em Off At The Pass" and as modern as the saxophone that swirls fat riffs of R'n'B around his voice. But for all its timeless resonnance -- its integrity "unbounded" by space and time -- it is the music's emotional depth that makes this recording a transcendant piece of work and provides the "soul" of the poet's equation.

A guy so veritably steeped in the soul music of the cultures spanning bothOld World and New could not help but pour forth this admixture of rootsy, horn-drenched blues, country, gospel,folk and R'n'B music, and stamp it with his inimitable voce and worldly signature. This is quintessential North American melting-pot music made by a man born in Europe amidst the ashes of World War II and raised in the cosmopolitan alleyways and byways of Toronto. He litterally ran off to join the carnival, hung for days with blues legend Big Joe Williams and was part of a street-theatre troupe. He has taped countless yards of sheetrock and painted more houses than you or I could count, so when he sings, "I've been maced, spaced, displaced and disgraced -- No fixed address, no cup of tea," it rings true with the matter-of-fact authority of an old soul man.Seth Rogovoy, Williamstown, MA

From the liner notes

 

 

Unbounded
Ordering Information ******

a
Unbounded
is available from CD Baby

Unbounded can also be ordered from Kame'a directly:
(US Cheque, Money Order or International Money Order only)
$15.00 plus $3.00 Shipping.

(Each additional CD, add $1.00 instead of $3.00 for shipping)
Mass. Residents, please add 5% Mass. Sales Tax

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Here are full length reviews of "Unbounded"


This disc includes a 12-page booklet containing lyrics and a few photographs.

 

PROGRAM

 

Blasting in The Everlasting

Emotional Problems

Carnival Song

Unbounded

Boogie in Motion

Head'em Off At The Pass

Five-Cent Me

Well, My Heart

Aches and Pains

The Power

 

Words and Music by Wolf Krakowski

©Rajah Blue Music, SOCAN
1998

 

PERSONNEL

 

Wolf Krakowski

Vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
ball-peen leaf-spring

 

The Lonesome Brothers

Jim Armenti

Lead guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, violin, keyboards, claves, tenor saxophone

Ray Mason

Bass guitar

Bob Grant

Drums

And

Douglas Beaumier

Pedal steel and lap steel guitars, dobro

David Isabelle

Soprano and tenor saxophones

Daniel Lombardo

Conga drums, doumbek, tambourine, maracas, shakers

Raphe Malik

Trumpet

Jaye Simms

Backup vocals

Pamela Smith Selavka

Backup vocals

Fraidy Katz

Backup vocals


Places to buy Unbounded

 

Miles of Music:

1-888-766-8742 (Toll Free, US)

Pages Books:

Queen Street, Toronto, Canada

Dynamite Records:

Main Street, Northampton, MA, USA

Beyond Words:

Main Street, Northampton, MA, USA

B-Side Records:

Main Street, Northampton, MA, USA

Turn It Up!:

Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA, USA

For The Record:

Amherst, MA, USA

Tonnerville Trolley:

Williamstown, MA, USA


Some sample sound clips from "Unbounded"

 

Blasting In The Everlasting

Carnival Song

Unbounded

Boogie In Motion

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MP3 (475k - 0:35)

MP3 (541k - 0:40)

MP3 (479k - 0:35)

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****** Ordering Information ******

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$15.00 plus $3.00 Shipping
(Each additional CD, add $1.00 instead of $3.00 for shipping)
Mass. Residents, please add 5% Mass. Sales Tax

Outside US:
$15.00 plus $4.00 Shipping
(Each additional CD, add $1.00 instead of $4.00 for shipping)


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