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Ruby (Innova Records)

A percussionist with a global perspective but a unique personal style, Anderson has created a record finally worthy of the oft-butchered term "world fusion." Working with an unusually diverse group of musicisans from world, folk, jazz and experimental backgrounds, Anderson's dream-like creations are thoroughly unique.

Enhanced CD includes Shockwave/HTML audio-visual presentation with performances, photos, a game, links and such.

Marc Anderson: African drums, voice, guitar, mbira, steel drum, dumbek, frame drums, sampled and tape source sounds, berimbau, kantele, tuned gongs, percussion

Barbara Cohen: vocals
Bruce Henry: vocals
Laura Mackenzie: medieval greatpipes
Dean Magraw: electric guitar
Sowah Mensah: dansuom (water drums)
Kevin Nord: trumpet, harmonized trumpet
Peter Ostroushko: fiddle
Enrique Toussaint: electric bass, flutes, percussion

Tracks (Highlighted have audio samples):
The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born
French Bourrees
I Was So Seldom Alone
Red Red
Austin Daiko
People Are Leaving
Red Shift

The record label says:
ďMerely by turning his body he switches from Katmandu to Kingston........." - Frankfurter Rundschau

Master percussionist, musical nomad, Marc Anderson has long been associated with Steve Tibbetts and his brand of elegant world fusion. Rooted in traditions from warmer places than his Minnesota home, Anderson the composer brings to this new CD a gentle and intimate personality; a loving tribute to his grandmother, Ruby.

In addition to Marcís own playing on berimbau, mbira, steel drums and African drums, Ruby features an all-star cast of global musicians including: Barb Cohen, vocals; Laura Mackenzie, bagpipes; Dean Magraw, guitar, Sowah Mensa, water drums; Peter Ostroushko, fiddles; and Enrique Toussaint, bass. The Enhanced CD also features a music video and an interactive game where you too can play with Marcís wild collection of instruments at the touch of a mouse.

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