Krisanthi Pappas


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My Back Yard (Code: Backyard)

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A collection of songs about growing up, this CD features Krisanthi's award-winning originals and her own jazzy arrangements of some classics.

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“My Back Yard is a celebration of childhood with a particularly strong original title track.” - Bob Blumenthal, The Boston Globe

“If there were a jazz category called ‘Fun’, that is where 'My Back Yard' belongs.” - Dave Nathan, All Music Guide

Featuring the hit song "One Slow Dance a Day", as heard on ABC's "One Life to Live" and NBC's "Parenthood"!

This CD continues to receive airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S. and
Canada, selling thousands of copies and has been purchased by fans in Italy,
Portugal, Switzerland, Brazil, Spain, Japan, Australia, Canada and throughout the U.S.
Music Box Records
Produced by Krisanthi Pappas
Mixed and Engineered by Peter Kontrimas
Recorded at PBS, Westwood, MA
Mastered by Bob Kroeger Digital Mastering
All song arrangements by Krisanthi Pappas
except #4 Ella Fitzgerald arrangement and
#14 flute part arranged by Tom LaMark
Music and Lyrics by Krisanthi Pappas on
tracks #3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14

Krisanthi Pappas - vocals; piano on #13, drums on #10
Bill Duffy - piano
Steve Skop - acoustic bass
John DiSanto - drums and percussion
John Payne - saxophone, clarinet and flute 
Rick Hammett - trumpet on #9