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Pete Johnston

Pete Johnston was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is the son of a high school music teacher and a Baptist Church pianist. He studied music composition and double bass at Dalhousie University, alternating scholarly endeavours with tours of North America as part of the Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra, with whom he won a Juno Award in 1999. After completing his studies at Dalhousie in 2000 Pete moved to Toronto and began working as a freelance musician, guitar teacher, novel editor, and telemarketer. Following several lost years in the part-time employment trenches, Pete returned to the academy, completing a Master’s degree in composition in 2005 and a Ph.D


Permanent Moving Parts

Label: All-Set! Editions
Released: 2021
Track listing: Underground Over Night; Everything Happens Once; Weathering Teenage Hopes; Quietly Fading Fast; Possible Daylight Dreams; Imperfect Sunlit Room; Surrender Before Then; Familiar Second Thoughts.


Article: Album Review

See Through 4: Permanent Moving Parts

Read "Permanent Moving Parts" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Canadian bassist Pete Johnston is something of a jack-of-all-trades composer, working in contexts ranging from abstract chamber music to the headier fringes of prog-rock. His various See Through groupings allow him to pursue his muse wherever it leads: See Through Two's Slow Bend (All- Set!, 2016) has him teamed up with fellow bassist Rob Clutton for ...


Article: Album Review

See Through 4: Permanent Moving Parts

Read "Permanent Moving Parts" reviewed by Chris May

Composer and bassist Pete Johnston, leader of Toronto's See Through 4, cites Lennie Tristano and Eric Dolphy as primary reference points for the quartet's music. As a listener, you may feel such connections are tenuous. Whatever his strengths, Tristano was not known for playfulness, a quality which runs through Permament Moving Parts. Plus, the contrapuntalism to ...


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Underground Over Night

Label: All-Set! Editions
Released: 2021
Duration: 4:28


Bog Standards

Label: All-Set! Editions
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Answer Is Slow; Slim Margins; Looking For Nancy (Part 1); A Little More To The Left; Tomorrow Generator; Glider Architect; Rural Route Number 2; Back Road Symphony


False Ghosts, Minor Fears

Label: All-Set! Editions
Released: 2020
Track listing: Another Word For Science; Battling In Extra Ends; With Scars To Show; The Sidewalks Are Watching; Uncertain Slant of Light; Not A Half Stepper; An Ocean To Forget


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Dag Magnus Narvesen and More

Read "Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Dag Magnus Narvesen and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There are several new albums sampled in this episode, beginning with a pair of bands from Toronto--bassist Pete Johnston's See Through 4 which features pianist Marilyn Lerner, and drummer Ernesto Cervini's quartet. Avant-garde collaborators Alexander Von Schlippenbach and Dag Magnus Narvesen reunited for another duo session of very out-there explorations on Liminal Field. Revisiting his past ...


Parallel Lights

Label: Woods And Waters
Released: 2014
Track listing: Blame the Numbers; The Answer Is Slow; Minor Curve; Tomorrow Generator; Tiny Spirits Lifting; Never The Right Angle; Guided By Wires 04:45; Thirteen Months Long; Inside Chance


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