April 7th, 2013: #74 – Phil Albert Group
- Phil Albert – bass
- Ryan Butler – guitar
- Dave Chan – drums
Double bass and Electric Bass player Phill Albert was born and raised on Saltspring Island, British Columbia; a small town with a deep artistic community of hippies and draft dodgers. Relocating to Toronto in 2011, he has worked in many musical styles from traditional swing based improvisation, to contemporary avant-garde. In 2011 he switched to 5ths tuning studying with Andrew Downing. In 2012, Phill attended the Banff International workshop in Jazz and Creative music where he met many of his musical soulmates. In 2011 Phill released his first original jazz record as a leader titled “In the Big World” featuring Buff Allen, Tony Wilson, and Brent Jarvis. In 2013, Phill released an EP, “Perspective Suite” based on the life and times of Emma Davis, WWII war bride and maternal grandmother.
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April 21st, 2013: #75 - Adam Saikaley Quartet
- Adam Saikaley – Rhodes, electronics
- Craig Pedersen – trumpet, electronics
- Rolf Klausener – bass
- Pat Johnson – drums
The Adam Saikaley Quartet plays originally composed Juke Jazz. The tunes are smooth and atmospheric, while the electronic rhythms are frenetic and ankle breaking.
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April 28th, 2013: #76 – Duo Mayr Tiefenbacher
- Engel Mayr – guitar
- Mike Tiefenbacher – piano/keyboards
Acoustic guitar and piano, improvisation and composition, consonance and dissonance, contrasts and similarities, all of this is to find in this project. After many years of cooperation in various projects, Engel Mayr and Mike Tiefenbacher decided to express their creativity in a very pure form. The Concept is that not only the improvisations, but the compositions are created in joint work and to bring the nuances and possibilities of the acoustic duo music to the foreground.
“Mike Tiefenbacher and Engel Mayr with their CD provide the evidence that exciting paths in jazz can still be followed, and that, in this genre, still something new can be discovered.” - Michael Ternai - musicaustria.at
“The musical chameleon Engel Mayr, he plays with the Hallucination Company, Russkaja and others, and pianist Mike Tiefenbacher (Billy Cobham, GHO Orchestra) offer a wide range of sounds. Their playing seems to be very quiet and yet sizzling and full of spirits. “- Christian Bakonyi – Concerto Magazine
“Intelligent music for intelligent listeners.” - Leonid Auskern – Jazz square Belarus
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