AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER / GUITARIST, TODD MOSBY, RELEASES A HOLIDAY SINGLE TITLED AN OLDE FAREWELL (AULD LANG SYNE), A FRESH NEW SOUND ON A HOLIDAY CLASSIC
This holiday season, Todd Mosby, a leader and innovator in the Contemporary Instrumental genre, brings new vision to a classic holiday song. Easily traversing jazz, new age and fusion with the highest level of skill and musicianship, Mosby wraps this tune in an ever-expanding package of lush harmonies and interconnecting interludes, full of surprises and intricacies which will delight listeners’ ears.
Inviting us into a realm of music and lore, one in which creativity knows no time nor bounds, offering his most ripened ideas to a cast of seasoned artists, maestro Mosby churns up a most delectable re-imagined version of Auld Lang Syne. Featuring award-winning vocalist, Lola Kristine and drummer extraordinaire, Steve Davis (Dave Liebman, Bill Evans, John Patitucci), this track sizzles at a warm burn to feed the holiday spirit.
Why did Mosby choose this particular classic to re-imagine for the holidays? “The melody has a feeling of timelessness which lends itself into interesting areas of reharmonization, development and improvisational concepts,” he states.
When researching the story behind this most popular song in American culture and around the world, Mosby found Auld Lang Syne to offer a very unique history and mythology surrounding its origins dating back some 12,000 years to Ireland. As Irish legend has it, the song was carried by remnant survivors of an ancient civilization called Atlantis. Crossing the sea in search of new lands, reflecting on acquaintances lost but not forgotten, along with a strong spirit of hope, they landed in what is now present day Ireland. In remembrance of that time and event, this song has been handed down through the millennia.
“I find the melody the most intriguing aspect of this song,” states Mosby. “It has a haunting, distant beauty with very memorable qualities.”
Todd Mosby: composer, acoustic & electric guitars
Lola Kristine: vocals
Steve Davis: drums
Ben Coen: acoustic bass