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On this show there is a focus on two recent albums by Local Talent and Saxophone Summit.
Local Talent combines three of Canada's most eminent instrumentalists performing together on record for the first time. The group is lead by composer and keyboardist James Hill, a rising star of the Toronto scene, known best for his work with international jazz and hip hop sensations BADBADNOTGOOD and Autobahn Trio. Accompanying him are electric bassist Rich Brown (Rinse the Algorithm, Dapp Theory, Steve Lehman, Rudresh Mahanthappa) and drummer Ian Wright (one of Hill's Autobahn Trio bandmates, and one of his earliest collaborators.)
Saxophone Summit is a unit for which the description "super group" is an understatement. Street Talk is the band's fourth album since sax giants Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano first joined forces in 1999 to celebrate John Coltrane's epochal late-career musical production. This is the first Saxophone Summit album that includes alto saxophone icon Greg Osby, who replaced Ravi Coltrane in 2017.
Between those two albums there is a selection of new and recent releases.
Local Talent "Higienópolis" from Higienópolis (Self Released) 00:00
Saxophone Summit "Street Talk" from Street Talk (Enja Yellowbird) 07:39
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