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Dream of the Serpent Dog
Bobby E., Clint Hoover and Jim Chenoweth
1997

REVIEWS
Acoustic Guitar
American Harmonica Newsmagazine
Cadence
Dirty Linen
Easy Reeding, Hohner
Harmonica Educator
Harmonica Happenings
Harmonica Player
Harmonica World
Planet Harmonica
Minneapolis StarTribune
St. Paul Pioneer Press

PURCHASE
CD BAby
iTunes
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Song Name (Composer)
Time
1.
Riptide (Bobby E.)
4:51
2.
717 (Bobby E.)
6:27
3.
Ripley's Waltz (Dream of the Serpent Dog) (C. Hoover)
8:01
4.
Easy Dreams (J. Chenoweth)
7:49
5.
Tonguin' Groove (C. Hoover)
5:49
6.
The Schlepp (J. Chenoweth)
3:38
7.
Waltz for Warner (J. Chenoweth)
6:45
8.
Snake Oil (C. Hoover, Bobby E.)
5:43
9.
Snake Charmer (C. Hoover)
7:11
10.
When Harry Met Sal (Bobby E.)
4:47


Easy Reeding
Hohner Inc.
Spring 1998

The first collaborative effort by Clint Hoover on harmonica, Bobby E. on acoustic guitar, Jim Chenoweth on upright bass and Mac Santiago on percussion, Dream of the Serpent Dog consists of 10 original acoustic jazz compositions that feature the chromatic harmonica as the principal lead voice. With the harmonica taking center stage in this instrumental album, the guitar, drums and bass offer a rich texture for this eclectic album.

Hoover's composition, Ripley's Waltz or Dream of the Serpent Dogs, is perhaps the most in-depth piece on the album. For lovers of complex and intricate blends of music, it is a masterful piece. Hoover's Snake Oil has a delightful blues feel to it. And all of the cuts show an exuberance and sense of play comparable to other jazz greats such as Toots Thielemans and Hendrik Meurkens. In additional to great regional reviews, Dream of the Serpent Dog has received a rave review in Cadence, a national jazz magazine. 

A professional for 17 years, Hoover has provided music for movies, commercials, TV news themes, radio and theater. He has performed on recordings by Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, Peter Mayer, Benny Weinbeck and others. He has opened shows for artists ranging from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Sugar Blue, and has earned a reputation for his skills and talent. However, Dream of the Serpent Dog is the first full exposition of Hoover's vision. It will not be a disappointment to those who love wonderful jazz.
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