Mello Jello is a super-chill all instrumental guitar album featuring just Margaret on guitars and effects.
COOL is the rule in this collection of originals, improvisations and interpretations of familiar songs, from here and there, with the theme of unstress; a mellow respite for your enjoyment.
No matter what you're doing, you will LOVE this CD featuring guitarist Margaret Stowe's eclectic tastes.
Put it on your iPod too.
Total playing time: 47 minutes.
NAME YOUR OWN PRICE!
MELLO JELLO GETS GREAT REVIEWS!!
"I LOVE Mello Jello!" - Shelagh Rogers CBC Radio Host
by David Kidney
"Man I love this album!"..."I put this album onto my iPod after buying the CD at the park. I have listened to it almost every day now for the past two weeks. I can't say that about many other albums. I continue to be impressed by Marg's facility on the guitar, and I continue to be mesmerized by this beautiful album. Don't miss it!"
From Back to the Sugarcamp 2009 Porcupine "Lenny Breau Award"
by Steve Fruitman
“For Margaret Stowe it’s like painting rainbows: tonality, understated playing and a wonderful ability to whip the notes onto the canvas.......Her latest CD, Mello Jello, is an amazing collection of wonderful instrumentals, covering Dylan, The Beatles, Donovan, Leonard Cohen as well as her own brilliant compositions. She’s an amazing player.”
Mayday Magazine Sept 2009
by James Strecker
"Good news! Good news! Guitarist Margaret Stowe's new CD, Mello Jello, is now released and it is a subtly enchanting gem of masterly technique infused with a complex and profoundly gentle humanity. Stowe's light touch is made of a pinpoint delicacy that feels perfectly conceived and perfectly placed; it feels uncanny with other-worldly nuance; it is beautiful. And, no doubt, to some these thirteen tracks might seem as light as a strand of smoke on a sunny day in, say, 1969. In any case, this is guitar playing of such astonishing lightness and rich delicacy in sound that one pauses in one's deeper emotions to listen. There is richness of imagination here that takes one through surprising rhythmic shifts, placement of notes, tonal variety that teases one's imagination, and swing that really does swing. However, as ethereal as this music might be, there is an assertive sense of daring within that improvises with confident purpose.”
MELLO JELLO TRACKS
1. You Ain't Going Nowhere 3:24 (Bob Dylan) DWARF MUSIC
2. Fool On The Hill 3:16 (John Lennon; Paul McCartney)
3. Dream On A Theme 5:02 (Margaret Stowe)
4. Yellow Jello 3:50 (Margaret Stowe)
5. Catch The Wind 3:02 (Donovan Phillips Leitch)
6. Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) 3:08 (Jacques Prevert; Joseph Kosma; John H. Mercer (lyrics)
7. Hallelujah 3:12 (Leonard Cohen)
8. Floating 2:39 (Margaret Stowe)
9. I Only Have Eyes For You 5:18 (Al Dubin; Harry Warren)
10. Savannah 2:50 (Margaret Stowe)
11. Nature Boy 3:51 (Eden Ahbez)
12. School Days 3:34 (Will D. Cobb; Gus Edwards)
13. I Can't Get Started 3:39 (Vernon Duke; Ira Gershwin)
released September 1, 2009
Produced by Margaret Stowe
Recorded at Ozworld Toronto
Mastered by Peter J. Moore at the "E" Room
Cover photo: Joel Cooper
Back cover photo, under cd photo: Greg King
Back cover graphic: a representation of
Paint By Numbers No. NA-2450 Sunset Lagoon
Design: Margaret Stowe, Sarah Kennelly
Nature Boy previously released on
Adventures of the Red Guitar;
School Days previously released on Things I Do.
Margaret Stowe, guitars and effects.
(Alesis Micro on Savannah)