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Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Jack Bowers

The late tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was well-known in western Canada and elsewhere for his brilliance—but as player, not a writer. In fact, according to MacPherson's son Guy, who wrote the excellent liner notes to From the Pen of..., his father wrote barely a dozen or so original compositions, almost all of which are included on this superlative album with performances by a who's who of well- known jazz artists from Canada and other countries. Considering what ...

Album Review

Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was an original. Although he was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, he moved to Vancouver early in his career where he remained throughout his working life. He began to build his reputation as a Lester Young-influenced player, and in the mid '70s recorded his first trio album for West End Records with guitarist Oliver Gannon and bassist Wyatt Ruther. This album was picked up by Concord Records in the late '70s and released in the U.S. ...

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Fraser MacPherson Leapt In!

Read "Fraser MacPherson Leapt In!" reviewed by Brenton Plourde

Fraser MacPherson toured the Soviet Union five times. He has won a Juno Award, which is the Canadian equivalent to a Grammy, in 1983 for Best Jazz Recording for his duet with guitarist Oliver Gannon (I Didn't Know About You). Fraser MacPherson played with Ella, Hines, Bennett and The Duke. Fraser MacPherson put his saxophone down for the last time on Sept. 28, 1993, and those of us in the jazz world are one man down, tonight and forever.

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