Compositions written by Charlie Ringas
DON VALLEY PARKWAY
John Gzowski - guitar
Richard Uglow - keyboard (tr 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13)
Paul Cartwright - keyboard (tr 1, 3, 8, 10, 12)
Charlie Ringas - percussion
Stuart Steinhart - bass (tr 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13)
Alfred Gertler - bass (tr 1, 3, 8, 10, 12)
Remastered and re-edited by John Magyar at Psychospace Sound Studios, November 2007
Additional percussion tracks performed by Charlie Ringas and recorded by Garnet Willis at Noisetree Digital Audio, March & April 2015.
Remixed and remastered by Garnet Willis at Noisetree Digital Audio, June 2015.
Flappers marks the first solo effort by Charlie Ringas as composer/drummer/bandleader, and the formation of Don Valley Parkway as a performing unit.
Spending most of 1985 writing the music, by the spring of 1986 this electric ensemble of guitar, keyboards, bass and drums, was assembled and ready to embark on some challenging musical adventures.
The compositions presented here draw on a wide range of influences. There is a symphonic approach of wide ranging constructs,
integrating some fiery improvising over unusual chord sequences and shifting time signatures throughout. However, on noting that, there's plenty of straight ahead rhythms and harmonic sequences, that brings balance to the overall scope of this recorded effort.
With all this activity going on, the group's overall sound is coherent and compact. And as this music demands your full attention, what it offers is a generous output, to an engaging listening experience.
Flappers marks the first solo effort by Charlie Ringas as