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Arf by The Nimmons Tribute

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Album Title: Volume 2 - Generational
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 53

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Generational by The Nimmons Tribute is the second volume of a tribute project honouring the legacy of Canadian jazz legend Phil Nimmons (O.C., O. Ont.), who celebrates his 100th birthday in 2023. This album brings new life to vintage Nimmons compositions with brand new arrangements by Phil’s grandson, pianist, arranger and composer Sean Nimmons, who also contributes two beautiful new compositions of his own. Generational features some of the finest musicians in Canada, including many JUNO Award winners. The Nimmons Tribute, led by Sean, is a group of Phil’s colleagues, former students, friends and family who have come together in a joyous celebration of Phil and his music. Phil Nimmons is a huge part of Canada’s cultural legacy. He is one of Canada’s pioneering composers, and one of a handful of musicians who helped solidly establish the country’s status in the jazz world. Phil also helped launch several major initiatives that continue to support Canadian contemporary music today. Volume 2 – Generational builds on the band’s first album, while showing more of the range and diversity in Phil’s writing. This album is a more personal undertaking for Sean Nimmons. Generational is inspired by the interconnectedness of our collective human family tree. In music and life itself, we hear the echoing voices of those who have come before us.  By contributing our own voices to this dialogue, we join in an ongoing conversation that is united through our shared humanity, and further enriched by the unique quality of each new voice that joins in. Through careful listening and our own honest expression, we can honour our intergenerational similarities and differences, participating in the ever-evolving conversation of life.  The Nimmons Tribute Volume 2 - Generational was released worldwide on Friday, June 30th 2023.

Tracks

Arf; Islands (from the Atlantic Suite); Generational; Under a Tree; Transformations (2nd movement); Bella Shores; Carey Dance; Night Night Smiley (ft. Heather Bambrick)

Personnel

The Nimmons Tribute
band / ensemble / orchestra
Tara Davidson
saxophone, alto
Mike Murley
saxophone
William Carn
trombone
Alex Dean
woodwinds

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August 10, 2023

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