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The Tell


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Booby Trap 05:31
Hazumi 06:09
The Tell 05:20
Turn Around 05:53


The Tell was to have been officially released earlier in 2020 and celebrated with a number of live album release concerts.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic, the concerts have been indefinitely postponed. Instead, we have decided to move forward with the release of the music in conjunction with a series of videos in the form of a short film that will be screened online.

All compositions/lyrics by L.Graves (SOCAN).
Vocal percussion Kovai on 'The Tell' composed by L. Graves/S. Mancuso.

Audio capture by Jeremy Darby, assisted by Julian DeCorte, at The Canterbury Music Company, Toronto, November 2015 & December 2018.

Additional audio captures, mixing and mastering by Jean Martin at The Farm, Toronto, 2019.

Produced by Larry Graves/Jean Martin

Album cover art/design by Ed Hanley


Marcus Ali- saxes, flutes, hand claps, backing vocals
Dave Chan- percussion, mandolins, hand claps, backing vocals
Larry Graves- percussion, hand claps, backing vocals
Rebecca Hennessy- trumpet, hand claps, backing vocals
Steve Mancuso- lead & backing vocals, berimbau, MalletKat, percussion, handclaps

Guest Musicians

Paul Metcalfe- baritone sax on 'Booby Trap' and 'Turn Around', handclaps, backing vocals.
Tom Richards- Sousaphone on 'Booby Trap', trombone 'Turn Around', handclaps.
Sarah Riegler- percussion, handclaps, backing vocals on 'Booby Trap' and 'Turn Around'

Special thanks to Ed Hanley for his tireless efforts of encouragement. Ed also made some pretty great videos for several tracks on the album: www.youtube.com/user/DRUMHANDmusic/featured

Thanks to The Ontario Arts Council for generously supporting the creation and production of this music.


released September 10, 2020


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DRUMHAND Toronto, Ontario

Propelled by a steamroller of percussion and energized by jazz horns, Toronto’s DRUMHAND draws inspiration from the danceable circuitous rhythms of hot climates from Bahia, Brazil to Ghana, West Africa and from India to New Orleans. The group is becoming increasingly known for innovative orchestrations; uplifting and accessible artistry for audiences at festivals; school shows; theaters; clubs. ... more

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