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Margot Leighton & Tim Nikolsky “Redemption”

“Redemption” by Margot Leighton & Tim Nikolsky effortlessly combines jazz, lounge, bossa nova, samba, motown and swing. Margot Leighton shines on this magnificently produced and all-original independent release on this fantastic collection of 14 originals including the breezy “Rum Rhumba”, sublime “Redemption”, and the hip “What’s It All About”. This is a feast for the ears! Margot Leighton & Tim Nikolsky do more than just rehash their influences; by dabbling in different sounds that they love, they’ve come up with their own.

1. Rum Rhumba 5:03

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This gently swaying tune with a Latin beat is about falling in love while dancing on a warm tropic evening. Features a great solo on the clarinet by Adrian Whitehead

2. Cold Feet 2:55

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Falling in love can be a daunting experience as portrayed in this Bossa about getting used to the fear of surrender.
3. What’s It All About 5:07

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The desire to get more than you have and never being satisfied with what you’ve got, all to a Motown groove with horns and wurlitzer.
4. Station Street 4:18

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This samba is a celebration of the delights of a local shopping strip. It features a contagious horn arrangement by Matt Amy.

5. Twice On Sundays 3:22

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Love is for every day of the week, but especially on Sundays. This tune has a New Orleans trad feel and a clarinet solo to match.
6. Redemption 5:02

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The sorrow of losing a loved one becomes an everlasting memory of their grace, captured in this gentle ballad’s haunting melody.

7. Bittersweet (Cumquat Descarga) 3:16

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With its Afro groove and a blistering Santana-esque guitar solo by Tim Nikolsky, this up-tempo number is fast and full of surprises.
8. Get Up 3:07

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Funky dance floor filler featuring the awesome first take solo from Tony Hicks on tenor sax.
9. Just A Dream Away 4:17

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A dreamy Bossa Nova about just how close love can be, if only in your imagination.
10. Cycling Through France 3:34

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This is no Tour de France, but an adventurous cycle through France experiencing all the delights this country has to offer.
11. East Coast Holiday 6:16

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Surf, sand, sun and a little bit psychedelic, everything you’d expect from a summer holiday on the coast.
12. Swept Off My Feet 5:22

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Just like a Tango, this song is about being swept away on a tide of love.
13. Dinner At Eight 4:26

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This swingin’ uptempo tune about a marriage proposal features a sensational vibes solo by Alan Lee.
14. The Road Ahead 4:27

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You just can’t beat the Blues and this toe tapping song about following a road less travelled will have you leaving your worries behind and humming your own tune.

Personnel:
Margot Leighton: Vocals
Tim Nikolsky: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Adrian Whitehead: Saxophone, Clarinet, and Wurlitzer
Ivan Rosa: Double and Electric Bass
George Andrews: Drumkit
Guests:
Phil Binotto: Percussion (1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12)
Craig Smith: Piano & Hammond (1, 6, 9, 10, 14)
Alan Lee: Vibraphone (13)
Horn Section on tracks 3, 4, 7, 8
Lachlan Davidson: Alto Saxophone and Flute
Tony Hicks: Tenor Saxophone
Jordan Murray: Trombone
Greg Spence: Trumpet
Horn Arrangements By Matt Amy www.mattamymusic.com