Just a quick post to say Happy New Year!
I recently was at Humber studios recording with John MacLeod's Rex Hotel Orchestra and Al Kay managed to capture a little bit on video.
Yeah! Dig the trombone-cam!
The tune we recording was the closing theme to the Wayne and Shuster Show (Canadian comedy show from the '70s that the band's spiritual guide, Rick Wilkins, recorded, wrote, and arranged as well as sang with us on the session.)
Finally, sad news from the nation's captial as word spreads of the passing of Jacques Emond, the former programming manager of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Jacques was a great guy and as many Jazz festivals became corporate machines, he was always very personally involved and genuinely loved the music. He will be missed.
See you soon, I hope!