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Tony Wilson began his musical studies in 1981 at Malaspina College in Nanamio, B.C., where he studied composition with Pat Carpenter. He took private guitar instruction from Oliver Gannon. Further schooling, included two summer sessions at the Banff School of the Arts. His teachers there included Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Kevin Eubanks, Steve Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams and others. Tony has also studied composition privately with multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia and new music composer Georgio Magnenensi. After moving to Vancouver, B.C. in 1987, he started playing and writing for the sextet Video Barbeque

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Jazztopad 2019

Read "Jazztopad 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Vincent Courtois Trio Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music, Mleczarnia Club Jazztopad Wroclaw November 21-24, 2019 On my arrival in Wroclaw, on the way to the reverend National Forum of Music (NFM), the first familiar face I met in the street was Mateusz Rybicki, a musician that has ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2019: Striking A Balance In Review, Part 1

Read "2019: Striking A Balance In Review, Part 1" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Part 1 | Part 2 Every year the 'Best-of' game is underway again. But, “best of what?" is the immediate question. It's almost impossible for fishes of prey to hunt in a huge herring swarm, or for birds of prey to hunt in those huge budgerigar swarms. 'The best' is a choice from the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Andrew Collier, Jon Crompton, Zwitschermaschine & More

Read "Andrew Collier, Jon Crompton, Zwitschermaschine & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Portuguese drummer Joao Lencastre's tune Departure seemed like the right track to end a show, but perhaps I saved the best for last as well. His new recording Parallel Realities is a gem. Lencastre says he likes to hear dramatic contrasts in music, so that was his focus and the tool was using smaller groups within ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend

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Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend Mark Miller 279 pages ISBN: 978-1-77302-559-9 Tellwell Talent 2017 The ultimate impact of a man's life is not always synonymous with the things he leaves behind. Such is the tacit premise of Mark Miller's exceptional biography of Canadian jazz drummer, composer and bandleader ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 2

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 2" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Various Venues Victoriaville, Quebec May 21-22, 2016 Part 1 | Part 2 Following a memorable--in a good way--first two days of FIMAV, Saturday's program promised more highlights, anchored by three consecutive sets of musicians performing John Zorn's Bagatelles at ...

The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Label: Impact Jazz
Released: 2009
Track listing: 01. Lachrymae: Prelude; 02. Lachrymae: Movement #1; 03. Lachrymae: Movement #2; 04. Lachrymae: Movement #4; 05. Lachrymae: Movement #4 Variation; 06. Lachrymae: Movement #7; 07. Lachrymae: Movement #7 Variation; 08. Lachrymae: Movement #10; 09. Lachrymae: Movement #11; 10. Arpeggio; 11. The People Look Like Flowers at Last; 12. Let The Monkeys Dance; 13. Variation on a Theme. Brani dall'1 al 9 di Benjamin Britten, dal 10 al 13 di Tony Wilson.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tony Wilson Sextet: The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Read "The People Look Like Flowers at Last" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Con il precedente Pearl Before Swine il chitarrista e compositore canadese Tony Wilson si era rivelato al di qua dell'Atlantico con un album di debordante energia, un frullato di generi e stili risolto con straordinario controllo e rigore che, scommettiamo, avrebbe mandato in brodo di giuggiole un tipo come Frank Zappa. Con questo The People Look ...

Pearls Before Swine

Label: Impact Jazz
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Ee-gypt-me (Stone); 02. Squirk; 03. Boo-dat; 04. Innocent Objections(aka 12/8 tune); 05. I am the Walrus (Lennon/McCartney); 06. Jesse's tune; 07. For Fela Kuti # 2; 08. Horn'in (Monk); 09. A Bit More; 10. J.P.'s tune; 11. Jim (Cora); 12. Junkyard Sea (House). Composizioni di Tony Wilson eccetto quelle indicate.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tony Wilson 6tet: Pearls Before Swine

Read "Pearls Before Swine" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Confesso che prima di ascoltare questo Pearls Before Swine, non conoscevo nulla di Tony Wilson e dei suoi compagni di viaggio presenti nel disco. Non commettete lo stesso errore: documentatevi sul chitarrista canadese e soprattutto recuperate ed ascoltate la sua musica. Che è vitale, onnivora, debordante, caustica, dolce, imprevedibile, ad alto voltaggio, densa, irriverente. Frank Zappa ...


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