Come listen to FOG brass band at the Rex every Monday in May 6:30pm-8:30pm.
After our Jazz Festival tour, we will be spending two full days at Canterbury Music Company to record our first full-length recording with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Way North CD Release Tour
Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration – one born out of the joy of playing together. Formed by two Brooklynites, JUNO nominated saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home) and drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea) and two Torontonians, bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision) and trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (Women’s Blues Revue bandleader/Hobson’s Choice), the band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They will be performing in Southern Ontario, May 2015, to launch their new disk, Kings County. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso.
Recorded in one day at Tedesco in New Jeresy, Kings County finds Way North at its spontaneous best. A collaboration of two Toronto musicians, and two Brooklyn musicians, Way North uses improvisation to explore the influences of folk musics on modern jazz.
Mixing at the Farm with Jean Martin and Softy!
Way North is a new collective band using jazz and improvisation to explore the blues and folk music. You can hear the influence of the Balkans, New Orleans, and Americana. Way North brings together two Toronto musicians (Michael Herring – bass, and Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet) with two Brooklyn musicians (Petr Cancura – saxophone, clarinet, and Richie Barshay – drums)
The official CD release is at the Rex on May 27th and 28th. In the meantime, take a listen below!
FOG recently had an amazing recording session at the Canterbury Music Studio with Jeremy Darby and Producer Jean Martin. We were also fortunate to have Michael Fisher take some video footage and photos of the day. Come back soon to see and hear some of the music that we made! I can’t wait to share it with you.
Michael Herring and I have just finished mixing and mastering (with Jean Martin) a new recording that we made while living in Brooklyn
this past winter/spring. The album features Petr Cancura-tenor, Richie Barshay-drums, Michael Herring-bass and myself-trumpet and compositions by all four of us. It was recorded beautifully in New Jersey at Tedesco Studios. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Come back soon for more info on this!
1. Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi/Lee Mendelson)
3. Garbage Paradise (Justin Haynes/Ryan Driver)
4. The Cherry Tree Carol (Child Ballad #54)
5. The Christ Child’s Lullaby (Traditional)
6. Immaculate Conception High School (Thom Gill)
8. White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
9. Suzy Snowflake (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
10. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks)
11. Where Do Kings Come From? (Ryan Driver/Justin Haynes)
13. The Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Kennicott Davis)
CHRISTMAS SINGALONG VOL. 9
Produced by Jean Martin