The Aqua Diva

Sean Noonan Rhythmic Storyteller

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The Aqua Diva Sean Noonan rhythmic storytelling Alex Marcelo piano Peter Bitenc bass

Beyond Jazz (Creative Avant Jazz Storytelling)

Bassist Peter Bitenc and Alex Marcelo—jazz legend Yusef Lateef’s pianist of choice—who were featured on the 2016 release Memorable Sticks, once again join Noonan on his new release The Aqua Diva, which is rooted in a wide spectrum of American musical, cultural, and lyrical themes. Noonan recasts a tune named for the iconic TV personality “Don Knotts” with experimentalist composer Conlon Nancarrow, in a 12-tone additive rhythm composition. “Where Would I Go” is a folk song adaptation of “Wayfaring Stranger,” and “Elijah Rocks” is a traditional spiritual. Noonan, an Irish-American drummer with a theatrical bent, scripts tracks 1, 4, 8, and 10 like the plot of a soap opera series. T.A.D. (The Aqua Diva) is stalked by Butterflies, who is jealous of Bubbles for having an affair with T.A.D. The saga ends with Butterflies murdering them in a swingers club’s swimming pool. Noonan’s original story has a direct correlation with his Zappanation Rock Opera, which was inspired by Frank Zappa and Edgard Varèse; it recently premiered in Germany.

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  1. 1 A Sunny Day 06:51 Your price

    A Sunny Day

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  2. 2 When My Band Goes With Me on The Road 03:15 Your price

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  3. 3 As The World Spins Around Me 05:00 Your price

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  4. 4 Butterflies Away 03:26 Your price

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  5. 5 Don Knotts 04:52 Your price

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  6. 6 Elijah Rocks 05:01 Your price

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  8. 8 The Aqua Diva 07:10 Your price

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  9. 9 Where Would I Go 06:15 Your price

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  10. 10 Make Her Great Again 03:23 Your price

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