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[CD] An essential Stephen Foster collection sung by baritone Thomas Hampson accompanied by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, David Alpher and others. Selections include favorites such as I Dream of Jeannie
and Beautiful Dreamer
, as well as lesser known gems like Hard Times Come Again No More
and Gentle Annie
. (Angel Records)
[CD] Jay & Molly’s compilation of music of and about the Catskill Mountains featuring traditional and original music in a wide range of styles including Celtic, Klezmer, Bluegrass, Fiddle Tunes, New Age and Classical. Here’s the list of artists: Penny Nichols; Artie Traum and Bill Keith; Abby Newton; David Levine; Bill McComiskey; Lyn Hardy; John Kirk and Trish Miller; The Hawk Project; Tony Levin, Steve Gorn and Jerry Marotta; Leslie Ritter and Scott Petito; Cindy Cashdollar; The Oslo Philharmonic; Klezmer Plus; and of course Jay & Molly, who play some tunes of their own and sit in with several of the artists.
Includes The Unbroken Thread and Ashokan Farewell. (Fiddle & Dance Records 1998)
Civil War Classics
[CD] A concert by Jay & Molly sponsored by the Civil War Institute and broadcast by NPR. 13 selections including Lorena, Faded Coat of Blue, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Tenting Tonight, Dixie, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Ashokan Farewell
and more – with brief spoken introductions. (Fiddle & Dance Records)
The quintessential Ungar & Mason movie score for “The Divide,”
an American western set in drought-plagued California in 1976. Most tracks were composed and recorded live to the film with little EQ and few effects, to retain the pure sound of fingers and bow on acoustic instruments, The result is simple, strong and deeply moving.
A Fiddler’s Holiday
[CD and DVD] a musical celebration of the winter holiday season, a time when families gather round hearth and home to keep their spirits warm and bright. The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band is accompanied by the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Kevin P. Bartram.A Fiddler’s Holiday
TV Special aired on PBS affiliate stations during the 2012 holiday season. The program was produced and directed at The University Of Mary Washington in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia by four-time Emmy® Award winner Jim Brown. (Rounder Records 2012)
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The Best of Fiddle Fever
[CD] This 75 minute CD combines Fiddle Fever’s two albums of classic fiddle extravaganzas ranging old-time to blues, bluegrass to western swing, plus some that defy categorization. Intelligent, heartfelt arrangements with a touch of wit and whimsy featuring triple fiddles by Jay Ungar, Matt Glaser, Evan Stover with Russ Barenberg on guitar and Molly Mason on bass, and a few cuts with Tony Trischka on banjo. Includes Snowbird in the Ashbank, Waltz of the Wind, Stay All Night, Old Fashioned Love, Icelandic Hymn
, the original 1983 recording of Jay’s Ashokan Farewell
and much more. (Flying Fish 1991)
[CD] Tour the seasons beginning with Ungar & Mason originals and traditional tunes performed in small groups (New England dance band, Cajun band, Old-Time string band, etc.) followed by The Harvest Home Suite
, another take on these themes played by Jay & Molly with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Also included are Ungar & Mason performing Ashokan Farewell
with orchestra and Bonaparte’s Retreat/Hoedown
, a recombination of Copland’s orchestral work and the fiddle tune that inspired it. (Angel 1999)
The Lovers’ Waltz
[CD] Jay & Molly’s first, and most popular, duo album. It features The Lovers’ Waltz
and other originals, plus Ungar & Mason renditions of traditional and swing classics. (Angel 1997)
Live performances from Jay & Molly’s annual winter holiday special on PRI. An amazing array of musical friends join in the festivities, including: Laurel Masse; Kate Pierson; David Bromberg, Butch Thompson; Mike + Ruthy; Peter Schickele; Tony Trischka; Peter Ecklund; Peter Davis; Harry Aceto; Steve Rust; and Sam Zucchini. Here are some of the seventeen seasonal titles: The Unbroken Thread, The Snowstorm, Zat You Santa Claus, The Snowstorm, Lights of Chanukah, Rovin’ on a Winter’s Night, Darkest Days Brightest Nights, Midnight Hour Blues, Sermonette
Music to heal the heart and soothe the soul. This compilation includes eleven tracks from Jay & Molly’s previous albums and three new pieces, “The Quiet Room,” “Love of My Life,” and “Liberty’s Golden Shore.”
The Story of the Quiet Room
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Relax Your Mind [CD] a collection of country blues, waltzes, vintage jazz, western swing, two steps and Dixieland jams, recorded with Jay & Molly’s band Swingology. With its laid-back grooves and toe-tapping melodies Relax Your Mind is destined to be the soundtrack for your day off. This CD includes Home Grown Tomatoes, Blue River Waltz, Relax Your Mind, Bob Wills Medley, Ookpik Waltz, Back Yard Symphony, Old Madera Waltz and many more.
Song of the Hills
[CD] – Instrumental Impressions of the Applalachian Classics with Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, Norman and Nancy Blake, John Sebastian
, Bill Keith, Brian Keane, Lorraine Lee, Tony Trischka, John Doan, Peter Blue, Kenny Kosek, Stacy Phillips
, Alan Feldman, John Sholle, and John Whelan. Jay & Molly sit in with several of the artists and also perform their own versions of Midnight on the Water, Seneca Square Dance
and Tombigbee Waltz.
Waltzing With You
(formerly “Brother’s Keeper
“) [CD] “This album, the soundtrack from the movie “Brother’s Keeper,” absolutely stands on its own. Jay and Molly make music that is simple and overwhelming… an apotheosis of American traditional music, sweet and dark and brooding.” –Garrison Keillor (Angel 1998)