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Ken Lister

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A professional jazz bassist and teacher for over 30 years, Ken Lister has played, recorded and toured with some of the top musicians in the jazz world, playing on two Juno Award-winning recordings; one with Hugh Fraser’s Quintet in 1997, and again with Phil Dwyer’s Orchestra in 2011. Having started his career in the Vancouver music scene in the 1980s, Ken now lives on Vancouver Island, teaching and performing with many great local musicians. He maintains a connection with the Vancouver scene, which often finds him playing with visiting greats from New York City and elsewhere.

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Day By Day

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2020
Track listing: Nobody Else But Me; Blues De Trove; Nancy With A Laughing Face; It Could Happen To You; Sterling Silver Sailboat; Relatively Minor; Day By Day; Tangerine; Lullabye Of The Leaves; The Shining Sea.

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Cory Weeds Quartet: Day By Day

Read "Day By Day" reviewed by Jack Bowers


At a time when classic jazz seems fractured and flying off in a hundred or more separate directions, it is comforting to encounter sessions like this one, a superlative quartet date led by alto saxophonist and Renaissance man Cory Weeds, and featuring David Hazeltine, one of the more proficient and enterprising pianists on the scene. Day ...

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Article: Album Review

Cory Weeds: Day By Day

Read "Day By Day" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


As we struggle though this period of self-isolation caused by the 2020 global health pandemic, along comes Cory Weeds with a charming new quartet release anchored by pianist David Hazeltine and called quite fittingly Day By Day. Little did the participants realize when the recording was undertaken in August 2019, that most people would be living ...

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Article: Big Band Report

In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question

Read "In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Suppose a month goes by, you have a column to publish, but nothing has happened that's worth writing about. What do you do then? Read on, as the question is about to be answered. A while back there was a discussion at a Stan Kenton web site (Kentonia) about musicians or groups of ...

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Cellar Live: Cory Weeds & Ross Taggart

Read "Cellar Live: Cory Weeds & Ross Taggart" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan


For Canadians, it sure is a good time to be a jazz fan. Much of the reason can be attributed to Cory Weeds; he owns a popular Vancouver venue called the Jazz Cellar, runs record label Cellar Live and—on his “down time"—plays the tenor sax in his own ensemble.On Everything's Coming Up Weeds, the ...


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