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Suite 150 / A Big Band Portrait

Label: WJO
Released: 2018
Track listing: A Common Place Fanfare; From Far & Wide; Wenen; Waves; Ontario’s Memories; Here: 49 Degrees 52’ 34” N 97 Degrees 8’ 42” W; The More You Know; In Paradisum; Cirrus; Maple; La Nouvelle Nation (The New Nation).


Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra: Suite 150 / A Big Band Portrait

Read "Suite 150 / A Big Band Portrait" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To commemorate Canada's one hundred-fiftieth anniversary in 2017, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra commissioned eleven of the country's foremost jazz composers to write music “reflecting some aspect of Canada or being Canadian." The resulting Suite 150 was performed for appreciative audiences and recorded for posterity in November 2017 and March 2018 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Suite Messiah / Steppin' Out

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Steppin’ Out -- Steppin’ Out with My Baby; How High the Moon / Ornithology; The Thought Behind Your Smile; What Is This Thing Called Love; Oz Suite (Merry Old Land of Oz / Over the Rainbow / If I Only Had a Brain); All of You; It Might as Well Be Spring; How Deep Is the Ocean; Caravan; Whispering / Groovin’ High. Suite Messiah -- Take 5, Mary (You Deserve It); Caroling, Caroling; Suite Messiah (And the Glory / Sheep to Keep / Hallelujah); There’s a Train Out for Dreamland; Angels We Have Heard on High; Two Scandinavian Folk Songs; Huron Carol; Joy to the World; Hymn to Freedom.


Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra: Suite Messiah / Steppin' Out

Read "Suite Messiah / Steppin' Out" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Suite Messiah, recorded in 2012 and 2014, is the third and most recent album produced by the excellent Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra from central Canada, while Steppin' Out was recorded in 2007 to mark the orchestra's tenth anniversary. Whereas Suite Messiah is altogether seasonal, Steppin' Out salutes the Great American Songbook by renovating a dozen of its ...


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