Gypsophilia's sophomore record, released June 2009was recorded live off the floor at Echo Chamber Audio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The album won a 2010 ECMA for best jazz recording and was #1 overall for 2009 on the national campus jazz charts. The album offers up a wide variety of sounds, self-produced and recorded in Halifax's Echo Chamber studio, and engineered by Charles Austin (Joel Plaskett, Buck 65, Al Tuck, Matt Mays, Super Friendz, Garrett Mason). The band’s typical lineup of three guitars, violin, double bass, trumpet and piano is bolstered on the album with synthesizer, backbeat handclaps, impromptu gang vocals, percussion, and slide whistle. And next to some classic swing grooves, be prepared to find klezmer, funk, reggae, tango and game show music.
Sa-ba-da-OW! has sold well across the country during the band's national festival tours in 2009 and 2010, and has charted well, finishing in the number 1 slot overall for 2009 on !chartattack's national campus radio jazz charts.
In between touring dates Gypsophilia has been busy working on new material for a third album to be recorded in December 2010, and recently recorded the soundtrack to Chaz Thorne's feature film Whirligig. The band also released a music video in April, and has just completed a second music video which debuted at the Atlantic Film Festival in September.
The seven-piece Gypsophilia features Alec Frith, Nick Wilkinson and Ross Burns on guitars; Sageev Oore on piano and keyboards; Matt Myer on trumpet; Adam Fine on double bass and Gina Burgess on violin. Frith, Myer and Burns all play with the roots- Reggae band Verbal Warnin'; Myer is an ECMA and Juno winner with the Johnny Favorite Swing Orchestra; Fine plays regularly with Bend the River and improvising guitarist Jeff Torbert. Oore has been a featured soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia and a member of the Woodchoppers Association, while Burgess has also played with Symphony Nova Scotia and with the Maria Osende Flamenco Company.