Chris Gale is a Toronto-based saxophonist, composer, producer and educator whose driving style and rich tone can be heard on hundreds of recordings. As leader and a sideman, Gale has performed around the globe in theatres, clubs and at festivals, impressing crowds with his lyrical sensibility and soulful approach. Gale’s diverse musical career has led to performances with Randy Brecker, Jeff Healy, Arkells, Ron Sexsmith, Brandi Disterheft, Michael Kaeshammer, Colin James, Blue Rodeo, Johnny Reid, Oliver Jones, Powder Blues Band and Jarvis Church. Chris is also a long standing member of The Worst Pop Band Ever, Hector Quartet, and Gordon Mowat’s Skeleton Crew.
Barry Elmes is a drummer and composer who, over the years, has made notable contributions to the Canadian jazz scene. On the release Night Flight, he pays tribute to several iconic composers such as Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Hank Mobley each of whom had made a deep musical impression on Elmes. He showcases this through his creative voice, using their compositions as the framework. Joining Elmes for this pianoless release are ...
"I'll quite happily go out of my way to hear Chris Gale, a tenor saxophonist - among Toronto's
finest - who has matched an impressively sure, though not showy command of the instrument
to a strong sense of it's older and newer traditions in the service of a distinctive style that is
timelessly melodic yet distinctively modern."
~Mark Miller, critic/author - jazz history and biography