The Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra
The orchestra takes its name from the wonderful 1907 Louis Chauvin-Scott Joplin rag "Heliotrope Bouquet." The delicate and fragrant heliotrope's behavior, a constant turning toward the sun as the day passes, makes a good metaphor for San Diego's affinity for sunshine.
The Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra is pleased to announce the release of its third CD - SAS-PA-TORIOUS! on our own label, Eupepsia Records! Here's the cover:
The CD (apparently a form of music distribution which is only very slightly less obsolete than the shellac 78 rpm phonograph record and the Edison cylinder) is available at CDBaby.com, and will soon be available for purchase RIGHT HERE! Watch this space!
HRO was fortunate to be joined on about half the tracks on SAS-PA-TORIOUS by the celebrated banjo virtuoso Katie Cavera. Thanks, Katie!
Jack Rummel's positive review (again, thanks, Jack!) is available here.
The Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra was very happy to act as San Diego singer-songwriter Gregory Page's backup band for a recording that Page used as the soundtrack for a video entitled BEAUTIFUL, which you can view here!
The Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra's second CD was THAT'S GOING SOME! on Stomp Off Records. Here's the cover:
Jack Rummel's review of this one has come out! Take a look here to read this quite favorable notice - thanks, Jack!
The first Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra CD, IT'S A BEAR! (StompOff CD1411) is available for purchase from Stomp Off Records and at selected music stores. Here's the cover: