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Son for Sunshine by Marie Goudy

From the album

Album Title: The Bitter Suite
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018


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About the Album

Toronto trumpeter and composer Marie Goudy’s debut album The Bitter Suite is an ambitious and beautiful act of storytelling – a vivid depiction of young love as reflected in the distinct character of each of the year’s four seasons. This haunting, lyrical song cycle features her lifelong friend, vocalist Jocelyn Barth, and 10 of Toronto’s most exciting young instrumentalists. In four movements, the lyrics express the excitement of new summer love; the warmth and comfort of a new partnership in autumn; the distinctive chill that only heartbreak in winter can bring; and the wistfulness of spring, when new growth brings a reminder of past loves now lost. The Bitter Suite is an exciting addition to Canada’s large jazz ensemble tradition. Producer John MacLeod – one of Canada’s best known big band leaders and trumpeters – helps connect it to that storied history. In addition to jazz influences, The Bitter Suite is also heavily informed by mariachi music, a style in which Marie has worked for years - it features pieces written in the Son Jailciense and Huapango styles. The Bitter Suite was released worldwide on Friday, October 12th 2018 and the release was celebrated with a performance at the Rex Hotel & Jazz Bar in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Song Listing

Intro; Son for Sunshine; Autumn's Embrace; Winter; Lilacs; Remember the Days.


Marie Goudy
Jocelyn Barth
voice / vocals
Brad Eaton
Matt Woroshyl
saxophone, tenor
John Nicholson
saxophone, tenor
Conrad Gluch
saxophone, baritone
Paul Tarussov
Zach Smith
Chris Platt

Additional Personnel

Andrés Gándara: vihuela.


Date featured

April 27, 2020

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