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Blue Gardenia by TuneTown

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Album Title: Entering Utopia
Three Pines Records
Released: 2021

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About the Album

The classic saxophone, bass and drums trio has a distinguished history in jazz, going back to Sonny Rollins and Lee Konitz in the late 1950s and early 60s. The Canadian collective TuneTown, formed in 2015, extends and honours the venerable tradition and releases its swingin’ and adventurous sophomore album in March. TuneTown  pools the creativity of three of Canada’s top jazz improvisers; Kelly Jefferson (Saxophones), Artie Roth (Bass) and Ernesto Cervini (Drums, Percussion and Bass Clarinet). Entering Utopia expands on the creative journey and energy from the collective’s debut album and finds TuneTown again putting their unique stamp on both standards and original compositions. This engaging and fiercely melodic album combines three distinct musical voices on material that runs the gamut, from intense to sublime. Seamlessly assimilating elements from the avant garde, funk, and jazz worlds, Entering Utopia is a welcome addition to the saxophone trio tradition. “What comes through at each moment is the maturity and confidence of three musicians comfortably attuned to each other and sharing airtime seamlessly” -Keith Black, Winnipeg Free Press 

Entering Utopia will be released internationally on Friday, March 19th and is the debut release for the new Canadian label Three Pines Records.

Track Listing

Hello, Today; Entering Utopia; Layla Tov; Billyish; Flood, Deluge; Look Down; Sycamore; Cheryl; Sgraffito; Memories Remain; Looking Glass; Blue Gardenia.

Personnel

TuneTown
band/orchestra
Artie Roth
bass, acoustic
Kelly Jefferson
saxophone, tenor

Additional Personnel

Ernesto Cervini: bass clarinet

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Date featured

March 24, 2021

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