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Toronto native and Sackville recording artist Andrew Scott has become the standard bearer for the next generation of great Canadian jazz musicians. His many accomplishments include graduating from York University with a PhD in Musicology/ Ethnomusicology, but there is nothing academic about the way Andrew plays the guitar. His “clean, boppish style” has found him compared to everyone from Barney Kessel to Wes Montgomery. His fans include listeners the world over, including legendary musicians Gene DiNovi and George Benson. Geoff Chapman of The Toronto Star on Andrew's debut Sackville release: “The opening “This Could Be the Start of Something Big” could well be an omen for the talented Scott… Scott has been hiding his large light under a bushel but comes up trumps with this fine debut disc as a leader…Scott, who shows that driving, clean boppish Kessel style and has absorbed the best of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery…” Don Brown of Wholenote Magazine on Andrew's latest "Blue Mercer": “The leader’s playing is a delight

The Brightest Minute

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2017
Track listing: My Ears Can’t Hear Your Voice; Safe!; Ain’t It So; For Marilyn; The Brightest Minute; Moody Blues; Dreamin’; For Matt and Kate.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Andrew Scott Quartet: The Brightest Minute

Read "The Brightest Minute" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To say that guitarist Andrew Scott's new CD, The Brightest Minute, leans backward as much as it does forward isn't a slam, it's a compliment. It's always a pleasure to hear a musician who salutes the prowess of his predecessors--in this case, masters like Billy Bauer, Johnny Smith, Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall and others--and ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Five on Cellar Live

Read "Five on Cellar Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Corey Weeds' Cellar Live label is dedicated to the most organic of jazz: small ensemble acoustic performance. In 2000, Weeds had opened his Cellar Jazz Club, originally located at 3611 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC. A year later followed the inauguration of the Cellar Live imprint. In spite of the club's closing in 2014, the label remains ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Divergence Jazz Orchestra: Fake It Until You Make It

Read "Fake It Until You Make It" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Fake It Until You Make It is the second recording by Australia's young and ebullient Divergence Jazz Orchestra, ably co-supervised by composer / arranger Jenna Cave and trombonist Paul Weber (our apology to Weber for not having named him as such in a review of the orchestra's debut album, The Opening Statement). The DJO was formed ...

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Dan Block: Solid Sideman

Read "Dan Block: Solid Sideman" reviewed by Ken Dryden

The Andrew Scott Quartet Meets Jon-Erik Kellso & Dan Block Nostalgia Sackville 2009 Marty Grosz Hot Winds, The Classic Sessions Arbors 2009 Dan Block has worked in a variety of musical settings during his long career and has been a ...


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