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I Love Coffee, I Love Tea

Thank you, Orlia for sending the title of the black note camp thing. It’s called I Love Coffee I Love Tea – and here’s a video of it being performed in Carolyn Shaak’s Studio¬†– with a couple “verses” that were … Continue reading

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A Trumpet Extravaganza

Wow.¬†An evening I didn’t want to end. Two trumpet superstars on the same stage at our world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall along with Calgary’s own Prime Time Big Band and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Jens Lindemann. Trumpet soloist extraordinaire from … Continue reading

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Doin’ what he loves…

Joey DeFrancesco is the greatest jazz organist on the planet, according to his website. And I don’t doubt it – though that seems to be something that someone else should be saying about him. Nevertheless, he is credited with almost … Continue reading

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Repetitive Music

Here’s something I couldn’t have said better myself – why saying you don’t like a particular genre because it is repetitive is not valid. This is my 20-year-old son, who is a geology student at University and does a lot … Continue reading

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Wantin Somethin So Bad

Half-Blood Blues is a current best-selling novel by Esi Edugyan, a Canadian, as it happens. The story is about a few jazz musicians of various nationality and race caught in Berlin and Paris at the beginning of World War II. … Continue reading

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They Sound Like Pros

Billie’s Bounce – from an awesome group of young men. They all attended William Aberhart High School in Calgary and are now pursuing jazz studies – Eric Haynes (piano) at McGill University, Ben Rackow (bass) also at McGill, and Aaron … Continue reading

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