The Art of Time Ensemble Releases First Single From Forthcoming Album Ain’t Got Long: An Album of Popular Song Arrangements by Jonathan Goldsmith to be released November 13, 2020

Album previews with new video for Jane Siberry’s “Calling All Angel’s” arranged by Goldsmith featuring Gregory Hoskins and directed by Bruce McDonald

“It employs a chamber ensemble of strings, trumpet, clarinet and guitar over a gently syncopated piano bed to create a shimmering atmosphere that surges and retracts in response to the lyrics while folk-rock vocalist Gregory Hoskins imbues the song with a world-weariness that goes straight to your heart. The video, directed by Bruce McDonald, is daring in its simplicity.”
Robert Rowat, CBC Music

For Ain’t Got Long’s first single release, “Calling All Angels”, Goldsmith’s ethereal arrangement was also arranged for The Art of Time Ensemble’s 2010 performances, also with Gregory Hoskins. All of the songs on this album come from the work Goldsmith did for the Art of Time Ensemble series called The Songbooks: popular songs were matched with skilled arrangers and adventurous singers from the world of jazz and pop. The effect is electrifying. Arranging a song one already knows has a remarkable effect on us, the audience. We can’t passively listen to these arrangements, because we all bring our feelings and memories of the song to the table. In a meaningful way, the Art of Time Ensemble makes the listener feel that we are part of the creation process too.

That Goldsmith has plenty of experience scoring for film is evident, for every track lives in its own world, its own musical palette. There are very few ensembles that have the depth and range of talent to take Goldsmith on. That is the Art of Time Ensemble’s genius, for it has every colour to choose from in its paintbox. Classical, jazz, new music, rock, folk, electronic: the Art of Time Ensemble draws the finest musicians from all genres to their projects. This ensemble is a musician’s dream, and a rare gift for any serious music fan.

“I created Art of Time with the aim of exploring where classical music intersects with other styles of music. I wanted to celebrate great music, period, no matter what the style and to present concerts without any barriers between the genres.” —Andrew Burashko, Artistic Director

Ain’t Got Long full album is available on November 13, 2020 and features performances by Madeleine Peyroux, Sarah Slean, Jessica Mitchell
and Gregory Hoskins.