November 29, 2009


CANADIAN GIFT LIST: Some suggestions of seasonal gifts by Canadian jazz artists. We’ll start with two contemporary trumpeters [Brad Turner and Lina Allemano] followed by the flute of Bill McBirnie and the trombone of Darren Sigesmund.

On to the saxes, specifically the soprano and tenor saxes of Kirk MacDonald and the tenor sax of Cory Weeds, followed by three guitarists [John Hanson, Ken Aldcroft and Ted Quinlan].

Next up is the piano duo of Andy Milne and Benoit Delbecq [who’s French but he’s Andy’s piano partner], and then we become surrounded by bassists, namely John Geggie, Dave Young, Normand Guilbeault and Michael Herring. The quintet Field Trip comes next, followed by an all-star group led by percussionist Terry Clarke [on his first date as a leader]. We sign off with the duo Not the Wind Not the Flag.

We will take a moment to give away a pair of tickets for the December 9 concert
by Michael Kaeshammer at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

Artist: October Trio + Brad Turner
Album: Looks Like It’s Going To Snow
Tune: Wait
Label: Songlines

Artist: Lina Allemano Four
Album: Gridjam
Tune: Cameo
Label: Lumo

Artist: Bill McBirnie Quartet
Album: Mercy
Tune: Airegin
Label: McB

Artist: Darren Sigesmund
Album: Strands II
Tune: Last Tango
Label: DS

Artist: Kirk MacDonald Quartet
Album: Songbook Volume 1
Tune: Fleeting
Label: Addo

Artist: Cory Weeds Quintet
Album: Everything’s Coming Up Weeds
Tune: 323 Shuter
Label: Cellar Live

Artist: John Hanson
Album: It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
Tune: Skylark
Label: Sin

Artist: John Hanson
Album: It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
Tune: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Label: Sin

Artist: Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble
Album: Our Hospitality
Tune: Work Song
Label: Trio

Artist: Ted Quinlan
Album: Streetscape
Tune: Speakeasy
Label: Addo

Artist: Andy Milne & Benoit Delbecq
Album: Where is Pannonica?
Tune: Le Meme Jour
Label: Songlines

Artist: Geggie Trio + Donny McCaslin
Album: Across the Sky
Tune: Brume
Label: Plunge

Artist: Geggie Trio + Donny McCaslin
Album: Across the Sky
Tune: Le Marais
Label: Plunge

Artist: Dave Young Quartet
Album: Mean What You Say
Tune: Will You Still Be Mine?
Label: DY

Artist: Normand Guilbeault Ensemble
Album: Hommage a Mingus: Live at Upstairs 2008
Tune: Eclipse
Label: Ambiances Magnetiques

Artist: Michael Herring’s Vertigo
Album: Dark Materials
Tune: Bearings on Cair Paravel
Label: Romhog

Artist: Field Trip
Album: No Destination
Tune: Sweet Insignificance
Label: Addo

Artist: Terry Clarke
Album: It’s About Time
Tune: Say Hello to Calypso
Label: Blue Music

Artist: Not the Wind Not the Flag
Album: Tintinabulum
Tune: Tintinabulum
Label: Barnyard


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