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The Longing - CD

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"The Longing" is a beautifully recorded solo project that imparts old world flavors with some more modern musical motifs. This is Gosselin's first all original album and defines his refined sensibilities on the Chapman Stick Touchboard as a solo artist. The album has twelve tracks that range in emotional content from a bright cheerful walk through flower laden trails to the grief one experiences from the loss of a loved one. From joy to sorrow, and everything in between, it reflects the human condition capturing snapshots all from the viewpoint of love's perspective.

Tune titles include

Gypsy Shuffle

Memory Meadow

Trail Flowers

Winnie's Crossing

Sacrifice Of Love

Sweet Nothings

Seaward Waltz

Country Sun

Spanish Circles

Thoughts Of You

Without You

No Going Back

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Dream Waters

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A truly passionate reflective solo album by veteran Chapman Grand Stick player Leo A. Gosselin. Gosselin’s sensitivity to this remarkably innovative stringed instrument is captured in all its splendor and clarity—a beautiful soothing instrumental work. Leo’s love for the beautiful melody is apparent in his playing style and his selection of pieces. “Dream Waters” opens with a soulful rendition of Chick Corea’s “Crystal Silence”. On this piece, Gosselin blends the sweet melody and chordal work together such that the two sides of the Stick become one. Also scattered throughout this work are Stick arrangements of traditional Celtic folksongs as well as a single Leo Gosselin composition titled “Spanish Circles” which carries on the lyrical qualities of his other selections. “The selections on this album were compiled in the hopes that they would convey a sense of serenity, peace and quiet contemplation to the listener. The images on the front and back covers were taken in the early morning along a New Mexico highway. The water was a welcoming delight beckoning me to stop and behold it—even if only for a minute—enough time to capture its ephemeral beauty before it would transform itself, leaving no trace behind in these arid flatlands. Enough time to look in awe, to think quiet thoughts, to breathe life in deeply...and give thanks”

Crystal Silence

Greensleeves

Gymnopedie #1

Gymnopedie #2

Gymnopedie #3

Only My Heart

O’Carolan’s Dream

Dreamgift

Carrickfergus

Ramble to Cashel

It Never Get’s Easier

Spanish Circles

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Potpourri

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A unique combination of four distinct mini-albums featuring the tasteful string arrangements of veteran Grand Stick Touchboard player, Léo A. Gosselin. These instrumental pieces span Celtic, Jazz Ballads, Latin/Jazz, and Originals. Each of the twenty pieces is a listening treasure, intricately crafted to please a broad audience. The sensitive and delicate touches Léo bestows on O’Carolan’s Si Beag Si Mor and Baardman’s La Salle River Waltz (written three centuries apart), to the brilliant world music flavors of his original compositions, will captivate you. Four themes—Celtic, Ballads, Latin/Jazz, and Originals performed with a number of gifted guest artists, show Léo’s versatility and evolution with his instrument. Musical guests include Greg Black (drums), Susan Hammer (Irish Whistle), Steve Hilliam (Alto Sax), Bob Fuhr (Keyboard), Ty Rogers (Zendrum), and Pat Joyce (Grand Piano). Léo’s instrumental arrangements with other skilled artists prove his skills in design. Joyce’s expressive piano, Hammer’s expert Irish whistle, Hilliam’s soaring alto sax, Black, Rogers, and Reimer’s delightful percussion accents and Fuhr’s keyboard finesse complement Léo’s hallmark style on the Chapman Stick. Gosselin’s bright panorama radiates pure joy.

Captain O’Kane

Si Beag Si Mor

Fanny Power

La Salle River Waltz

Lough Beg Waltz

Monaghan’s Jig

Otter Pass

My Funny Valentine

Misty

Angel Eyes

Willow Weep For Me

The Gentle Rain

Blue Bossa

Favela

Wave

Take Five

Periodicity

Life Passion

Inner Wilderness

No Escape

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Celtic Vision

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"Celtic Vision" is a collaborative effort highlighting the "Chapman Stick Touchboard" in various musical combinations with traditional instruments such as Irish whistle and violin as well as modern instruments such as Zendrum and synthsizer. "Celtic Vision" offers a new musical perspective in several of the arrangements as duo, trio, and quartet situations. Guest artists include Ty Rogers (Zendrum), Miriam Newman (Violin), Susan Hammer (Irish Whistle), and Christian Gosselin (Synthesizer).

The Butterfly

The Irish Boy

Morgan Magan

Sir Arthur Shaen

The Fairy Queen

Planxty Burke/ Planxty Drew

Enchanted Valley

Morrison's Jig

O'Carolan's Concerto

Scarborough Fair

O'Carolan's Dream

O'Carolan's Quarrel With The Landlady

The Star Of County Down

O'Carolan's Draught

The Fair Little Child

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Vintage Flight

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Fasten your seatbelts: Léo Gosselin’s latest album, “Vintage Flight,” will delight old fans and captivate new. The rich tones of “The Stick” bathe your senses as this masterful artist whisks you away on a fabulous tour of the most beloved jazz classics. Whether with the swinging exuberance of “Lullaby of Birdland” or the tender charm of “Mona Lisa,” Gosselin works his special magic to transport you to new shores. The shimmering, haunting “Tenderly” takes you on a dreamlike stroll down a misty boulevard, while the sensuous “Shadow of Your Smile” evokes a languorous tropical beach, a sultry wind blowing over the sand. Dreams of “Georgia” will have you lost in reverie—then find yourself on the open highway, grooving to sexy, sassy “Route 66”! And catch the zesty, irresistible “Paper Moon” and see if you can stay in your seat! From the poignant simplicity of “Autumn Leaves” to the hot beat and intricate stylings of “Bluesette,” this is a trip worth taking. So slip off your shoes, relax, sip a glass of wine, and let the mellow sounds of “Vintage Flight” take you away.

Lullaby of Birdland

For Sentimental Reasons

Mona Lisa

Bluesette

Skylark

Autumn Leaves

All The Things You Are

It’s Only a Paper Moon

Georgia on My Mind

The Shadow of Your Smile

Tenderly

What a Wonderful World

Reincarnation of a Lovebird

Route 66

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Lovestream

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"Lovestream," Leo's newest release, is a solo recording that includes contemporary pieces by such well-known composers as Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sting, and Van Morrison, as well as Leo's original pieces written specifically for the "Chapman Stick." The album is a collection of pieces that encompasses the human condition in all its facets of love. Beautiful renditions of "Always On My Mind," "Desperado," and "Fields Of Gold" portray the tonal qualities of the "Stick" in its purest form.

Desperado

Always On My Mind

Hopeful Heart

Tears In Heaven

Lovestream

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Caught In The Current

Fields Of Gold

Coming Home

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Sacrifice Of Love

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Christmas Traditions

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Leo’s solo album, “Christmas Traditions”, highlights the “Stick” with four handed arrangements and counter melodies written for traditional carols that will make this a truly memorable Christmas tradition. Leo has also added some keyboard work to several of the carols creating a full listening experience.

Joy To The World

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

We Three Kings, Away In A Manger

Silent Night, Good King Wenceslas

The Coventry Carol

The First Noel

Deck The Hall

O Holy Night

The Holly And The Ivy

What Child Is This

Once In Royal David’s City

God Rest Ye Merry

Gentlemen

O Christmas Tree

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

O Come All Ye Faithful

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Border Crossing

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A collection of solo Stick recordings, “Border Crossing,” is a documentary of Léo Gosselin’s musical discoveries over many years. There are live renditions of jazz standards, including “Angel Eyes” and “Lover Man,” performed with soulful abandon, yet with the discipline and precision that comes from experience. His high melody register is sweet and his bass and chordal registers are full, sonorous, and guitarlike. Léo includes two Latin standards by Chick Corea, some Celtic folk songs, and his own richly romantic composition, ”Life Passion”. “Border Crossing” is a personal musical journey, an exploration of territories that have intrigued me for some years. As the title suggests, this album crosses borders (from bluesy jazz to latin, from new age to celtic) a voyage through musical genres. The versatility of the Chapman Stick Touchboard never ceases to amaze me. The instrument continues to feed my curiosity and to provide a life-long challenge. This album reflects what a live audience hears when I perform solo.—Leo A. Gosselin

Angel Eyes

Where We Used to Play

Lover Man

Si Beag Si Mor

Pipe on the Hob

Captain O’Kane

Flowers of Edinburgh

Inner Wilderness

Path of Tears

Armando’s Rhumba

Spain

Life Passion

Woodland Mission

Heartsounds

Song for Eia

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