Artist: The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra
Date: Saturday August 15, 2009
Venue: McIntyre Theater, Mohawk College, Hamilton Ontario Canada
Lineage: DPA 4061's > CA Ugly preamp > R-09HR at 24/96 > Sound Forge 6.0 (EQ, Comp, resample/dither, splits/fades) > FLAC
Many know the late great Oscar Peterson as a virtuosic jazz pianist, but he was also a gifted composer! The following is a recording of his Canadiana Suite, performed by the Darcy Hepner jazz Orchestra, arranged by Ron Collier.
01 - Ballad to the East (05:19.215)
02 - Laurentide Waltz (05:25.022)
03 - Place St. henri (05:32.106)
04 - Hogtown Blues (08:33.338)
05 - Blues Up the Prairies (08:20.637)
06 - Wheatland (10:36.297)
07 - March Past (09:56.381)
08 - Land of the Misty Giants (04:36898)
Total Time: 58:19.897
The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra Are:
Trumpets: Jason Logue, Brigham Phillips, Mike Malone, Ron Baker
Trombones: Russ Little, Rob Somerville, Phil Gray, Bob Hamper
Woodwinds: Darcy Hepner, Michael Stuart, Toby Stewart, Mike Filice, TerryBasom
Rhythm Section: Clark Johnston, bass; Joel Haynes, drums; Joey Goldstein, guitar
With special guests: Bernie Sininski, piano; Nick Marchione, trumpet.
ABOUT THE BAND
Formed in January 2008, the DHJO has established itself as one of the premier jazz orchestras in Canada featuring stellar players who individually have performed with music legends such as Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, Tito Puente, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Manhattan Transfer and many others. What started out as a three-week Big-Band engagement in Hamilton's downtown Corktown Pub turned into "one of the year's more interesting phenomena" (Hamilton Magazine) and created a buzz well outside Hamilton's borders.
Word about this 'hidden treasure' spread quickly, resulting in a 2009 Tourism Hamilton Award as well as a busy performance schedule which included appearances with vocal sensation Nikki Yanofsky at the Capitol Theatre in Toronto and it was also the featured band at the 2009 National Jazz Awards.
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"The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra filled me with love and excitement because it reminds me of my days in Harlem, NY where I met the giants of the jazz world who touched me in a way that's indelible." - The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander