Delirious Tremor releases first CD


September 02, 1997|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HE WORKS AT Coffey Music in Westminster and has taught music in Carroll County for seven years.

Tim Jenkins' most exciting musical venture, however, is about to occur soon with the release of his first compact disk. He recorded the album with two friends. The three make up Delirious Tremor, a nontraditional jazz trio.

"Our music has elements of jazz, classical, folk and definitely some rock rhythms in places. There's lots of odd time signatures and key changes," Jenkins said.

He is the group's guitarist. "Stylistically, it draws on lots of influences, from the Beatles to Allen Holdswirth, from pop to intense jazz," he said.

The album is titled "Kept Warm By Bridges." Jenkins said it has beautiful artwork on the cover, but he is most proud of the art contained within.

The CD's nine songs were written with group member Dave Huether, drummer and keyboardist who is building a home in Finksburg. Bill Monroe of Columbia is the bass player.

"I have three favorites on the album," Jenkins said. "A beautiful violin song called 'Salvation Undressed,' and a classical-style piece called 'Sweet Potato Suite.'

"That's a really intense piece," he said. "You have to really listen to the music, not for instant gratification like some songs, but for all the things going on in it.

"There's also an acoustic piece I wrote for my grandfather called 'Pop.' The most normal, person-friendly tune on the album is called 'Brown Howard,' and most people seem to like this one," he added.

The CD was recorded at Bill Pratt Studios in Woodlawn, and mixed at Que Recording in Falls Church, Va. Oasis in Virginia is manufacturing the finished project.

"It was real expensive," Jenkins said. "But we wanted it done right, which meant we knew we would go broke in the process. I don't regret spending the money at all.

"We are really interested in making the people actually feel something when they listen to it, by getting goose bumps or getting that great feeling you get when you hear great music. We did this for the art, not to make money," he said.

"Kept Warm By Bridges" should be in local stores this week. Coffey Music will sell the CD, and Jenkins hopes Borders Books and Music, Planet Music in Baltimore, and Record and Tape Traders will sell the CD as well.

Information: Jenkins at Coffey Music, 410-848-5003.

'Child Of The King'

Grace Lutheran Church will present "Child Of The King" at 7: 30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. at the church, 21 Carroll St. Westminster.

This contemporary gospel musical is presented by the Musical Outreach Ministry and will explore some of the joys and difficulties Christians face in their relationship with God.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the Musical Outreach Ministry.

Information: Elaine Conover at 410-848-5816.

September Song

September Song wants to take you to "42nd Street," its latest production -- a play written by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.

In the play, which takes place in 1933, Peggy Sawyer, a naive 21-year-old, goes to New York with aspirations of being cast in a Broadway musical. By a twist of fate and twisted ankle, Sawyer becomes the leading lady in a show that features well-known numbers such as "Lullaby of Broadway," "The Shadow Waltz," "We're in the Money," and "42nd Street."

Music for September Song's production is by Harry Warren, with lyrics by Al Dubin. Philip Hale will conduct.

The theater company, September Song, was founded 24 years ago by locals Arnie Hayes, Robert "Doc" Kersey and Mary Lee Schmall. Joan Crooks took the helm two years ago when the trio retired. Crooks is the producer of "42nd Street."

September Song will present "42nd Street" at 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 19, and 20 and 2: 30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the auditorium of Westminster High School. Reserved tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Coffey Music in Westminster.

Information: Kris Froehlich at 410-857-8569.

Lois Szymanski's Central Carroll neighborhood column appears Mondays in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/02/97

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