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Northern Adventures – The Canada Sessions Vol. 1

Al Muirhead

Released Jan 27 2017

2016 JUNO-Nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead’s most ambitious project to date, Northern Adventures – The Canada Sessions Vol. 1 is a collection of standards pairing him with many of Canada’s jazz greats!

A western Canadian jazz icon, Al recently came to wider prominence in North America with the release of his debut album Its About Time. Now at the age of 81 years old, Al is making up for lost time with his third release in just two years.

Featuring five different small ensembles of both old friends and new, Al harkens back to his youth, calling standards from the great American songbook live in the studio. Northern Adventures features jazz performed with spontaneity and joy, and with a command of the music that only players of the caliber of Al and his guests can.

Northern Adventures – The Canada Sessions Vol. 1 brings together a veritable who’s who of the Canadian jazz scene in five small groups. In order of appearance on the album performing with Al are award-winning musicians Don Thompson (piano/bass) and Reg Schwager (guitar), Guido Basso (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Tommy Banks (piano), Laila Biali (vocals), Ben Wittman (percussion) and Kodi Hutchinson (double bass), Mike Murley (saxophone) and Chris Andrew (piano), and finally Campbell Ryga (saxophone) and Mike Rud (guitar).

Tracks

  1. Love Me or Leave Me Buy Track
  2. They Can’t Take That Away From Me Buy Track
  3. Night & Day Buy Track
  4. I’ve Never Been In Love Before Buy Track
  5. Come Rain or Come Shine Buy Track
  6. Emily Buy Track
  7. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Buy Track
  8. The Nearness of You Buy Track
  9. How Insensitive Buy Track
  10. You’ll Never Know Buy Track
  11. All The Things You Are Buy Track
  12. Nice Work If You Can Get It Buy Track