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Tony Jeff & Hank CD Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Tony Jeff & Hank CD
Year: 2008
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Title Length Sample  
1 Your Cheatiní Heart -- No  
2 Kaw-liga -- No  
3 Hey Good Lookiní -- No  
4 I Canít Help It If Iím Still In Love With You -- No  
5 Jambalaya -- No  
6 Move It On Over -- No  
7 I Saw The Light -- No  
8 Mansion On The Hill -- No  
9 Ramblin Man -- No  

Rink Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Rink
Year: 2007
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Title Length Sample  
1 North Wind -- No  
2 First Snow -- No  
3 Udo the Iceman -- No  
4 Posession -- No  
5 Happy Dogs -- No  
6 Six Legs -- No  
7 Bride of Hockey -- No  
8 January Thaw -- No  

Dust Storm Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Dust Storm
Year: 2007
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Title Length Sample  
1 Oasis -- No  
2 A Beating Heart -- No  
3 Soda Smokes Candy -- No  
4 Angel Eyes -- No  
5 Portly Pear -- No  
6 Just Like Driving -- No  

Black Mustard Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Black Mustard
Year: 2005
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Title Length Sample  
1 Mustard Sketches -- No  
2 Sentimental Journey -- No  
3 Left Lane People -- No  
4 Ground Mustard -- No  
5 Iím Confessiní Iím In Love With You -- No  
6 Big Pig Jig -- No  
7 A Walk In My Dream -- No  

Deep Breathing Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Deep Breathing
Year: 2001
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Title Length Sample  
1 One 11:08 Yes  
2 Two 9:26 No  
3 Three 7:12 No  
4 On A Ground 11:03 Yes  

Recorded live in Chalmerís United Church by Nik Tjelios

Musicians: Jeff Bird (octave mandolin, double bass, melodica, harmonica), Jaro Czerwinec (accordion), Witold Grabowiecki (piano)

I first met Jaro Czerwinec at the recording of Cowboy Junkiesí legendary
Trinity session.We finished playing the first take of Misguided Angel and
Jaro ran over to me, very excited. "Who are you man? Itís like your my long
lost brother"

I have had a house gig in a hotel in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, for about
nine years. It is a very functional gig, led by a fabulous singer named
Doreen Smith.
Many great players perform here, and this is one of its attractions to me.
One evening Witold Grabowiecki showed up as the piano player. At the end of
evening when we were saying goodbye he laughed and called me "his brother."

I am always looking for excuses to bring all my long lost brothers and
sisters together so when the Guelph Arts Festival approached me to see if I
wanted to put together a performance, I naturally thought of a family reunion.

I knew that Witold was very much into meditation; he attends week-long
retreats of silence in Brooklin, New York. And when I spoke to Jaro he said,
"that he really liked droning on his accordian these days."

For the performance we decided to use long deep breaths as our guiding
rhythmic principle, and then adopt very simple harmonic ideas upon which we
would improvise.

These four pieces are the result.

pure magic!!!

One. uses the five note scale D, F#, G, A, C#.

Two. is A minor.

Three. is based on the F lydian scale.

On a Ground. features Jaro and Witold improvising over a constantly repeated
bass line adapted from the music of the 13th Century mystic, Hildegard von

Live At The Oasis Lounge Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Live At The Oasis Lounge
Year: 1998
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1 Things Ainít What They Used To Be 7:33 Yes  
2 Beautiful Love 8:25 No  
3 Flamenco Sketches 7:22 No  
4 Autumn Leaves 6:38 No  
5 Angel Eyes 6:57 Yes  
6 Night And Day 8:06 Yes  

Recorded live at the Oasis Lounge, Waterloo, ON, February 21, 1998
Recorded and Produced by Jeff Bird

Musicians: Jeff Bird (double bass), Witold Grabowiecki (piano), Randall Coryell (drums)

This is my accidental recording.
I like to bring together musicians that I have worked with but who have not
played together before. It is always gratifying and always interesting,
sometimes frightening.
Case in point.
Pure joy and enthusiasm leap from this live recording of Witold Grabowiecki
(piano), Randall Coryell (drums) and myself ( on bass) playing together as a
trio for the first time.
It was at a jazz house gig that I have been part of for eight years now.
For some reason I thought that I should record this night.
Good idea!!!

Everything is Coming Clear and Plain to My Understanding (Video) Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Everything is Coming Clear and Plain to My Understanding (Video)
Year: 1997
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I have always been something of a guerilla photographer. No fuss, no muss,
get- in and get -out style photography. I also have a fondness for slides,
especially when they are cross fading from one to the next. For the release
of my second album I decided to dive into my vast photo collection of more
than 20 years of touring through all kinds of weather and topography, all
over North America, Europe and japan.

I carefully sequenced the images to the music of everything is coming clear
and plain to my understanding. The result is a lyrical dream like vision of
the road poetic, mesmerising and, often humorous.

From 14thC Italy to psychotic dream sequences
something for the whole family

Photography by Jeff Bird
additional photography by

Margo Timmins
Mike Timmins
Susan Smith
Sean Mc Quay

Everything Is Coming Clear And Plain To My Understanding Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Everything Is Coming Clear And Plain To My Understanding
Year: 1997
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Title Length Sample  
1 O Auctrix Vitae 4:08 Yes  
2 Lament Di Tristano 4:26 No  
3 Borealis Angst 6:23 No  
4 Just Like Driving 6:32 No  
5 Mr. Hicks 3:17 Yes  
6 Leave Us A Loan 7:07 No  
7 Everything Is Coming Clear And Plain To My Understanding 5:50 No  
8 Little Hooves 4:55 Yes  
9 Rambliní Man 6:18 No  

Produced by Jeff Bird
Recorded by Jeff Bird at Ty Tyrfu
Additional recording by Nik Tjelios at Joel and Eleanorís Farm
Mixed by Jeff Bird at Ty Tyrfu, Guelph, ON, Chris Rudyk at Studio Blokdijk Symposium, Guelph, ON, Scott Merritt at the Cottage, Guelph, ON and Nik Tjelios at Casa Wroxton, Toronto, ON
Mastered at the Lacquer Channel by George Graves

Musicians: Jeff Bird (vocals, keyboard, tin whistle, bass, lap steel, percussion, harmonica), Randall Coryell (drums), Anna Luhowy (violin), Jane Ellenton (saxophone), Tony Quarrington (electric guitar, lap steel, vocal), Witold Grabowiecki (piano), Mike Timmins (guitar), Mike OíConnell (vocal), Susan Smith (vocal), Nick Craine (vocals), Tomas Kubinek (vocal)

My second album is perhaps a kinder gentler work.
Again, a collection of originals and covers including some instrumental pieces.
Included is the use of some spoken word and dreams as told by the dreamers.
A very curious record.

The critics again

"...sometimes eerie, sometimes dazzling, always fascinating . . . "
Patrick Marsolais, Words and Music

"...a kind of densely textured musical dream scape, if you will
is as diverse as the music, spanning 12th century mystic Hildegarde von
Bingen and 20th century visionary Hank Williams."
Robert Reid, The Record

"Every Thing is Coming Clear and Plain to My Understanding is a beautiful
James Keast, Exclaim

Note! This recording features Mike Timmins debut as a guest artist on a

Jeff Bird Artist: Jeff Bird
Title: Jeff Bird
Year: 1994
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1 Take The Needles And The Knives 3:57 Yes  
2 Monkey 2:31 No  
3 New Shoes 4:50 No  
4 One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:24 Yes  
5 Room At The Top Of The Stairs 3:26 No  
6 Back For More 4:56 No  
7 Beat For The Boneman 3:28 Yes  
8 Driviní Line 6:18 No  

Produced by Jeff Bird
Co-produced by Jeff Wolpert
Recorded at Ty Tyrfu
Engineered by Jeff Bird
Mixed at McClear Pathe by Jeff Wolpert assisted by Denis Tougas
Mastered at Musiclane by Ted Carson

Musicians: Jeff Bird (vocals, acoustic guitar, 8 string bass, keyboards, mandolin, percussion, fiddle, harmonica, melodica, tarka), Randall Coryell (drums), Tony Quarrington (electric guitar), Riki Gee (fiddle), Ken Myhr (electric guitar), Gwen Swick (vocals), Jack OíReilly (vocals), Jude Vadala (vocals), Sue Smith (vocals), Murray Ritchie (vocals), Doreen Smith (vocals)

this is my first solo recording

a fat and scrappy maniacal mix of original tunes with covers by Leonard
Cohen and
Randall Hylton with words by Dylan Thomas and others.

Sometimes described as "Industrial Folk" many of the pieces started as jams
with myself and the fiery drummer Randall Coryell. Songs were written over
top of these grooves often adding dense layers of sound.
When I listen to this recording now, I sometimes think that this is what
happens when you are left alone with a microphone and a tape recorder for
too long.

Hereís what the critics have to say

"...beautifully, gracefully twisted . . . the recordings are infused with a
kind of musical intelligence that transcends music itself . . . "
Robert McLean, The Ontarion

"...reveals the gifted instrumentalist as an off the wall vocalist with a
wild and woolly musical imagination. Uncompromisingly experimental, Jeff
Bird offers musical musings for the adventurous and brave at heart."
Robert Reid, The Record