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Allison Piano Hosts New York Trio

January 28, 2013

J100The good folks at Allison Piano are carrying on their legacy of hosting great jazz pianists in Victoria.

This Friday, February 1st at 7:30 pm they welcome Toronto native Jamie Reynolds on a Canada-wide tour in support of his debut album Time With People.

Bassist Gary Wang and drummer Eric Doob, also rising young talents on the New York scene, will join Reynolds.

Reynolds’ album  features a dozen original compositions that have already received strong reviews in Downbeat Magazine and All About Jazz.

A listen on Reynold’s website reveals melodic, reflective, and deeply personal material, somewhat reminiscent of Keith Jarrett, that should suit the intimate Allison Piano venue perfectly.

A number of the compositions, including “Ideas of North” and “Locks” are inspired by Reynold’s memories of growing up in Canada.

The album, by the way, is released on Fresh Sound, the Spanish label responsible for recordings by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Seamus Blake, and a host of other young jazz stars, as well as reissues of classic albums from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

It’s going to be a tough call on Friday night with a gypsy jazz tribute featuring Quinn Bachand, Richard Moody, Joey Smith, and Reuben Weir heating up Hermann’s at 8pm, but based on what I’ve been hearing on Reynolds’ website, I think I’m heading for the show at Allison’s.

If you are torn, you can always catch Reynolds for the first set and then head over to Hermann’s later. The tickets are reasonable for both shows and are available at the usual outlets.

  1. February 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you Rick for the well written posting about Jamie’s music.
    Don’t miss Daniel Lapp’s Chet Baker Show on Mar.2. Catherine

    tickets are available at Allison Piano
    I saw this Chet show a decade ago at Lucky’s…it was very romantic and memorable.
    Daniel is perfect for the role!
    I’m so glad he is bringing this awesome show back to town.

    We are all so lucky to be living here among so many talented and creative people.
    I love Victoria!

    “Channeling CHET’ with the Daniel Lapp Quartet

    DATE & TIME:
    Saturday, March 2
    Doors 6pm for dinner!
    Show 8pm

    Daniel Lapp – trumpet/vocals
    Kelby MacNayr – drums
    Karel Roessingh – piano
    Ross MacDonald – bass

    $22 Adults/$15 students

    250-38-MUSIC (messages)

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