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Bernie Senensky: Moment to Moment

Read "Moment to Moment" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Canadian pianist Bernie Senensky's latest album, Moment to Moment, encompasses two quartet sessions recorded almost twenty years apart: the first in 2001, the second (live) in 2020. While the rhythm sections differ on each, the one constant (aside from Senensky) is the acclaimed tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander. If you are planning to have only one constant, Alexander is by any measure a superlative choice. Alexander, whose solos are models of creativity and eloquence, seems to light a ...

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Bernie Senensky: Moment to Moment

Read "Moment to Moment" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Bernie Senensky is a nuanced and adaptable pianist. Throughout his career he has shown an unparalleled improvisational approach to the material he chooses that crosses borders and generations. In this current release, entitled Moment to Moment, the music comes from two performance opportunities, from 2001 and 2020, and is anchored simultaneously historically and from the future. Joining Senensky in this back-to-the-future encounter are tenor saxophonist {[Eric Alexander}}, bassists Kieran Overs and Dave Young, as well as drummers Joe Farnsworth and ...

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Dave Young Quartet: Ides Of March

Read "Ides Of March" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Maybe the finest compliment you can bestow on an individual in our COVID-19 times is that he/she is a solid citizen, someone who takes it upon themselves to protect others from the dangers of this horrible virus. What does this have to do with the music of bassist/bandleader Dave Young? First, it is fundamental that all great jazz is built upon the foundation of a timekeeping bassist. Second, as evidenced by Young's Ides Of March, his solid hand upon the ...

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Dave Young / Terry Promane: Octet Vol. 2

Read "Octet Vol. 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's a sign of the economic times (and a steadily shrinking audience) that more and more jazz CDs are being released these days in the near-equivalent of a “plain brown wrapper." That's certainly true of Octet Vol. 2, the second recording by Canada's Dave Young / Terry Promane ensemble. That does not mean, however, that the music enclosed therein is any less polished or pleasing than that produced by groups with far deeper pockets. Most of those in the octet ...

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The Dave Young Quartet: Mean What You Say

Read "Mean What You Say" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Dave Young has had a long career as a classical music and jazz bassist. Before he found his niche in jazz, Young was the principal bassist with the Winnipeg and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras as well as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. As a jazz musician, he brought his sense of rhythm and intuition to groups led by Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones, among a host of others. Though he has had a prolific career as a sideman over the last 40 ...

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Dave Young Quintet: Mainly Mingus

Read "Mainly Mingus" reviewed by John Kelman

Over the years Canada has produced its share of world-class jazz musicians who have reached widespread acclaim, including Oscar Peterson, Gil Evans, Paul Bley, and Kenny Wheeler. Lesser-known, but no less important, are support players like drummer Terry Clarke, who spent a number of years in New York and was a long-time collaborator with guitarist Jim Hall, before returning to Canada a few years back.

Bassist Dave Young, unlike Clarke, has remained in Canada throughout his thirty-year-plus career, but has ...

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: January 2019

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: January 2019

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in January, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS The Lotus Blossom Dave Young From: Lotus Blossom 05:26 Fifth Movement Kenny Werner From: ...



Bassist Dave Young Releases New CD "Mean What You Say"

Bassist Dave Young Releases New CD "Mean What You Say"

Source: Michael Ricci

Multiple Award-winning Bassist, Composer and Arranger, Dave Young Releases New Quartet CD, Mean What You Say

Featuring Kevin Turcotte, Robi Botos and Frank Botos

and...celebrates his new recording with a Special CD Launch at

Toronto's vibrant new Jazz Venue,

“The TRANE STUDIO Jazz Lounge" Thursday - November 12th - from 8:00 pm

“To my way of thinking, Dave Young is one of the most talented bassists on the jazz scene. His harmonic simpatico and unerring sense of time have kept ...

Aretha Tillotson
bass, acoustic



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Moment to Moment

Cellar Records


A Time for Love: The...

Mack Avenue Records


Ides Of March

Modica Music


Lotus Blossom

Modica Music


Octet Vol. 2

Modica Music


Mean What You Say

Self Produced


The Lotus Blossom

From: Lotus Blossom
By Dave Young

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