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Jim Galloway


Jim Galloway (born James Braidie Galloway in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland) was a jazz clarinet and saxophone player. He based his career in Canada since emigrating in the mid-1960s. He began an ensemble, the Wee Big Band, in the late 1970s. One of his albums, Walking On Air, was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Juno Awards of 1980. He was the artistic director of the Toronto Jazz Festival from 1987 to 2009. In 2002 he was made a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His musical performances continue to be listed on the Toronto Jazz Festival website. I've usually seen him with his little soprano saxophone, which he played with love and coaxed out wonderful lyrical melodies. He was really a leader and a shining star since he arrive from Scotland in the 60's. A humble star, from what I could observe!! Jim Galloway died in Toronto 30. Dec 2014


News: Obituary

Jim Galloway Remembered (1936 - 2014)

Jim Galloway Remembered (1936 - 2014)

By Ted O'Reilly Jim Galloway (born James Braidie Galloway July 28, 1936 in Kilwinning, Scotland) died peacefully at home on December 30, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. An internationally renowned jazz musician, one of the few specializing on the soprano sax (along with alto, tenor, baritone and occasional clarinet), Jim lived a full life doing what ...


Article: Live Review

Norwich Jazz Party 2010

Read "Norwich Jazz Party 2010" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Norwich Jazz Party Norwich, UK May 1-3, 2010 Norwich may well be one of the loveliest cities in Britain, but the May Day holiday weekend was wet and miserable, volcanic ash from Iceland was still threatening travel plans and even the exciting prospect of a General Election the following week ...


Article: Big Band Report

For the Grand Prize: April Is . . . ?

Read "For the Grand Prize: April Is . . . ?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Did you know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month? Neither did I until I chanced upon a press release to that effect. According to the Smithsonian Institution's Smithsonian Jazz website, there are “celebrations in all 50 states and 40 countries." If I'm not mistaken, New Mexico is one of those 50 states, and no one here ...


Echoes of Swing

Label: Cornerstone
Released: 2004
Track listing: Sometimes I


Article: Album Review

Jim Galloway: Echoes of Swing

Read "Echoes of Swing" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There has been much discussion recently at the Kentonia (fans of Stan Kenton) web site about swing—what it is (and isn’t), how one can identify and/or define it, does it mean the same thing to different people, and so on. May I suggest that those who’ve not yet gotten their hands around the topic pick up ...


Music Is My Life Featuring Dick Wellstood, Jay McShann, Humphrey Lyttelton

Label: Sackville
Released: 2001
Track listing: CD 1. Minor [email protected]; Lulu's Back in [email protected]; Broken [email protected]; Sunday [email protected]; Blues Alley [email protected]; After You've [email protected]; Buddy Bolden's [email protected]; I'd Climb the Highest [email protected]; Let's Get away from lt [email protected]; Everything I've [email protected]; Thou Swell#; Someone to Watch Over Me#; Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams#; Black Butterfly#; Sweet Sue# CD 2. I've Got the World on a String#; Just a Gigolo#; Humoresque#; I only Have Eyes for You#; It's A Thing*; Sprauncy*; Squiggles*; Looking for Turner*; Rain*; Lady Jekyll and Mistress Hyde*; Leisure Palace*; Caribana Queen*


Article: Album Review

Jim Galloway: Music Is My Life Featuring Dick Wellstood, Jay McShann, Humphrey Lyttelton

Read "Music Is My Life Featuring Dick Wellstood, Jay McShann, Humphrey Lyttelton" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Sackville has compiled in this two CD set three live performances by Canadian multi-reedist Jim Galloway player at various Toronto jazz venues which found their way to LPs that have been unavailable. Galloway teams with two pianists, Dick Wellstood and Jay McShann and then joins England's consummate purveyor of New Orleans traditional music, trumpet and clarinetist, ...


The Sackville All Star Christmas Record

Label: Telarc
Released: 1986


Keep The Rhythm Going

Label: Telarc
Released: 1982


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