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Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt is a guitarist, composer and improviser currently based in Toronto, Canada. Along with his formal education in music, Dan has an impressive 10 year background of private studies under the guidance of notable musicians/teachers such as Bob Shields, David Restivo, Geoff Young, Andrew Downing, Brad Shepik, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder and David Torn. Dan performs regularly throughout Toronto in a variety of music genres and ensembles. He leads his own creative improv group, Dan Pitt Trio, and is co-leader of the guitar drum duo, Prophets and Nomads, the improvising trio known as Everdream, and the experimental folk band known as The Winona Collective

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Wrongs

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Two Part; BroOke; Shadows Loom; Hunter’s Dream; What Is; Wrongs; Change is Imminent.

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
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Dan Willis, Paul Dunmall, Amok Amor & Treesearch

Read "Dan Willis, Paul Dunmall, Amok Amor & Treesearch" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Many jazz musicians in Poland consider playing and/or recording the music of Poland's father of jazz, Krzysztof Komeda, a rite of passage. A similar feeling exists with most jazz musicians anywhere about the music of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and more. This episode features some recordings that follow that path. Saxophonist Dan Willis tackles ...

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New Albums from Dease, Douglas, Pitt, Slagle, Sinclair and Malaby

Read "New Albums from Dease, Douglas, Pitt, Slagle, Sinclair and Malaby" reviewed by Bob Osborne


With today's show we focus on six new albums: Dan Pitt's third release as a leader, easily his most ambitious work yet; Dave Douglas working with Australian musicians to create unique new sounds; poll-winning trombonist Michael Dease shows us what it means to “Give It All You Got" on his eighth release for Posi-Tone; alto saxophonist ...

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Dan Pitt Quintet: Wrongs

Read "Wrongs" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Maybe it's a case of false humility, or a stab at irony, but guitarist Dan Pitt seems to prefer self-deprecating album titles. The Toronto-based musician's 2019 trio release, Fundamentally Flawed (Self-Produced), featured bassist Alex Fournier and drummer Nick Fraser, and his current offering, Wrongs, adds saxophonists Naomi McCarroll-Butler and Patrick Smith to the mix. For an ...

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Sarah Murcia, Thumbscrew & Giancarlo Tossani

Read "Sarah Murcia, Thumbscrew & Giancarlo Tossani" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's lots of new releases sampled in this episode. The critics' darlings, Thumbscrew is back and meeting their usual standards of creativity and originality. Popular French bassist Sarah Murcia sings off-beat stuff on her new Eyeballing, while the Finnish quartet Alder Ego stretches the boundaries on their latest. The pandemic looms over the new release by ...

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Monochrome

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Ghosts; Attraction; The Sorrow; Ditto; Which Way Is Up?; Benched; Subtext; BroOke; Long Lake; Lester Sleeps In.

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Dan Pitt: Monochrome

Read "Monochrome" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Toronto-based guitarist Dan Pitt debuted as a recording artist in 2019 with his trio outing, Fundamentally Flawed (2019). A versatile gutarist who plays in a variety of styles, he has performed with cellist Andrew Downing, saxophonists Tim Berne and Michael Attias, and bassist Michael Formanek. Monochrome, Pitt's offering for 2020, is a solo guitar ...

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Michael Formanek Live plus new and forthcoming releases

Read "Michael Formanek Live plus new and forthcoming releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


In this edition of the show there are lots of new and forthcoming releases including music from the Orbit577, Edition Records and ears&eyes labels. I am also continuing my exploration of the back catalogue of Italian saxophonist Felice Clemente. The main focus of the show is new work from impressive guitarist Dan Pitt, and, a fascinating ...


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