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Neil Swainson

Four-time Juno award winner and recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musician’s Association, Neil Swainson is among the most respected and accomplished bassists on the jazz scene today. Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1955, Neil discovered the acoustic bass in high school and primarily taught himself how to play. From 1975 to 1977, he toured Canada with one of the early pioneers of new age music, the flutist Paul Horn. Soon after, Neil relocated east to Toronto where for the next decade, he worked with such Canadian jazz masters as Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Moe Koffman and Peter Appleyard

49th Parallel

Label: Reel to Reel
Released: 2020
Track listing: 49th Parallel;Port Of Spain; Southern Exposure; On The Lam; Don't Hurt Yourself; Homestretch.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Neil Swainson Quintet: 49th Parallel

Read "49th Parallel" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

For those who are geographically inclined, the 49th Parallel is the location of the Canada/US border that runs from British Columbia to the Manitoba/Ontario line. For those with a more musical inclination, it is the title of a limited edition vinyl LP reissue (of a 1987 CD) on Reel to Reel Records by the Neil Swainson ...

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Neil Swainson: 49th Parallel

Neil Swainson: 49th Parallel

In 1987, Neil Swainson wanted to record six original compositions. At the time, the Canadian bassist was playing Toronto jazz clubs with Canadian drummer Jerry Fuller and pianist Gary Williamson. When Woody Shaw came to town earlier that year, the trio backed him. Swainson also played with the trumpeter a couple of years earlier and recorded ...

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A Tune for Cal

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Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 04:10

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Gordian Knot

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Label: G-B Records
Released: 2019
Duration: 4:57

Play On Words

Label: G-B Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Gordian Knot; Ishtar Fan; Round Shot; All Stops to Oshawa; In Vino Veritas; Mr. P.L.; Not With a Wimp But a Banker; Unfit to be Prez; Till the Clouds Roll By; Keep it Stupid;

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pat LaBarbera Kirk MacDonald Quintet: Trane of Thought, Live at the Rex

Read "Trane of Thought, Live at the Rex" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Sometimes the name of an album can be a dead giveaway. Clearly, tenors Pat La Barbera and Kirk MacDonald, the co-leaders of this admirable quintet from north of the border, are enthusiastic admirers and champions of the late great saxophonist John Coltrane. Disciples, yes, but leagues away from slavish imitators. LaBarbera and MacDonald have strong and ...

Undertones

Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: A Tune for Cal; Rose Room; 'Deed I Do; Tenderly; You're My Everything; Take it to the Banks Tom!; Charade; S'posin'; I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You; Four Brothers.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Mary Ellen Desmond at Paris Bistro and Jazz Café

Read "Mary Ellen Desmond at Paris Bistro and Jazz Café" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Mary Ellen Desmond Paris Bistro and Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA August 26, 2017 The Paris Bistro and Jazz Café is in Chestnut Hill, a neighborhood in the Northwest corner of Philadelphia that's like an upscale village all its own, with boutique stores and restaurants and the last stop on the ...


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