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Steve Kaldestad

Since moving to Vancouver in 2008, Steve Kaldestad has become one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the scene, performing as a sideman with Jesse Cahill’s Nightcrawlers, Jodi Proznick’s quartet, and many other groups. Steve has released 4 CDs on the Cellar Live label to great acclaim including Straight Up featuring the Mike LeDonne Trio,  New York Afternoon with the Renee Rosnes Trio, and his latest release, Live at Frankie’s Jazz Club.

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Home Cookin'

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Home Cookin'; Corner Kisses; Blossoms in May; Power Station; Thedia; Lullaby of the Leaves; Metamorphosis.

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Cory Weeds: Home Cookin'

Read "Home Cookin'" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On Home Cookin', his second recording with an eleven-piece “little big band," tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds is doing the best he can. Really. As Weeds writes in the liner notes, the plan was to rehearse the band for two nights at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver, Canada, home to Weeds and most of the band's personnel, ...

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Cory Weeds: Home Cookin'

Read "Home Cookin'" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Cory Weeds, a prominent figure in the contemporary jazz scene, has made a remarkable statement with his Little Big Band's latest album Home Cookin'. The session showcases a vibrant collection of compositions/arrangements carefully curated to resonate with his personal journey, including those by Horace Silver, Thad Jones and Oliver Nelson, which are essential to him for ...

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Live at Frankie's Jazz Club

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: A Few Miles from Memphis; Barbara; Equestrian Interlude; Con Alma; If You Could See Me Now; Invitation; Garden Hand Blues; Bolivia.

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From The Pen Of...

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Night Spot; Queen's Pawn; It's A Human Race; Rabbit's Habit; Up In Steve's Room; Why Am I Blue?; Waltz For Willi; Our Blues; For Your Love; Ol' Bill's Blues; Theme.

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Live at Frankie's Jazz Club

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: A Few Miles from Memphis; Barbara; Equestrian Interlude; Con Alma; If You Could See Me Now; Invitation; Garden Hand Blues; Bolivia.

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Article: Album Review

Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Jack Bowers


The late tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was well-known in western Canada and elsewhere for his brilliance—but as player, not a writer. In fact, according to MacPherson's son Guy, who wrote the excellent liner notes to From the Pen of..., his father wrote barely a dozen or so original compositions, almost all of which are included on ...

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Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was an original. Although he was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, he moved to Vancouver early in his career where he remained throughout his working life. He began to build his reputation as a Lester Young-influenced player, and in the mid '70s recorded his first trio album for West End Records with ...

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Steve Kaldestad: Live at Frankie's Jazz Club

Read "Live at Frankie's Jazz Club" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On his fourth album for Cellar Music, western Canada-based tenor saxophonist Steve Kaldestad plays “Con Alma." He also plays con alma--in English, “with soul"—not only on Dizzy Gillespie's paean to human life's animating principle but throughout a more than hour-long concert at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver, wherein he leads an exemplary quartet whose members are ...


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