Whispering Pines

Whispering Pines

by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix


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Professor Louie and the Crowmatix aren't exactly a tribute group for the Band; they are more a group inspired by the Band and devoted to music in the same style. Singer/keyboard player Aaron Louis Hurwitz, aka Professor Louie (a name bestowed upon him by the Band's Rick Danko), worked with the Band in the latter stages of its career, and with singer/pianist "Miss Marie" Spinosa, he leads the Crowmatix, also consisting of guitarist Josh Colow, bassist Frank Campbell, and drummer Gary Burke, in a selection of Band favorites, covers of songs in a similar country/blues
ock vein, and a few originals on their seventh studio CD, Whispering Pines. The title song is, of course, a Band song from the 1969 album The Band, faithfully rendered here in Hurwitz's soulful, vulnerable tenor, which suggests the voices of Danko and the tune's co-writer, Richard Manuel. Spinosa is more of a blues belter, and she shows that off in her lead vocals on "I Wouldn't Do It That Way," Leonard Cohen's "In My Secret Life," and Bob Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody." Sans the other Crowmatix, Hurwitz and Spinosa travel to the Czech Republic to sing with the Czech Radio Symphony on their ambitious original, the closing song, "Melody of Peace." But this group is at its most characteristic in the live take of the Band's signature song, "The Weight."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Woodstock Records
UPC: 0687241002729
catalogNumber: 27
Rank: 214902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix   Primary Artist
Artie Traum   Acoustic Guitar
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
Gary Burke   Drums,Group Member
Frank Campbell   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet
Larry Packer   Violin
Tom Timko   Tenor Saxophone
Professor Louie   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Josh Colow   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dino Govoni   Tenor Saxophone
Miss Marie   Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Bobbie Van Detta   Guitar,Background Vocals
Robert Ian Winstin   Conductor,Emulator
Czech Radio Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Melody of Peace Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kuhn Choir   Choir, Chorus
John Almark   Trumpet
Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn Arrangements
Gary Burke   Orchestral Arrangements
Aaron Hurwitz   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Richard Manuel   Composer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Professor Louie   Orchestral Arrangements
Robert Wachtel   Composer
Dominick Campana   Engineer
Mighty Gospel Giants of NY   Composer
David Lindell   Composer
Jack William Dupree   Composer
Marie Spinosa   Composer,Art Direction
Dave Cook   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Crowmatix   Producer
Robert Ian Winstin   Orchestral Arrangements
Robert Blatt   Engineer
Jan Lzícar   Engineer
J. Calderon   Composer
M. Spinosa   Composer
A. Hurwitz   Composer
Sharon Robinson   Composer
Brian Murphy   Executive Producer
R.J. Robertson   Composer
Jack W. Dupree   Composer
Walter Wagoner   Engineer
Mighty Gospel Giants   Composer
Sharon Terea Robinson   Composer
Salvador Altamirano-Farrell   Logo

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