Trombone

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As a trombonist, I like contexts where I can improvise in different ways. In addition to playing solo, I play with:

AmberLori Freedman and I released Plumb on Barnyard Records in 2007 and Amber on Clean Feed Records in 2022, a year we toured in Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands

Ancient Egypt • Tune-material by guitarist Holger Schoorl woven together with open improvisation, usually a trio with bassist Pete Johnston

Martin Arnold • Playing (not playing with) Martin Arnold, specifically Enamel, for solo trombone with Harmon mute, with three versions amounting to more than five hours of music released on Rat-drifting in late 2023

Monicker • Trio with guitarist Arthur Bull (Digby Neck, NS) and drummer Roger Turner (London, England) that toured Eastern Canada in June 2018 and Australia and New Zealand in February 2020, and recorded Spine (Ambiances Magnétiques, 2019), Libr’aerie (Bug Incision, 2020), and Something Burning (SoundOut, 2020)

Susanna Hood • I have written songs for this extraordinary Montreal artist who improvises brilliantly both vocally and in dance; we play as a duo and have recorded The Muted Note in this context; she was also a key member of defunct groups The Disguises and The Rent; we are currently reworking Applications, a suite of nine songs (or one nine-part song) based on a text by Robert Hass

Ensemble Infini • Montreal large ensemble directed by Élyze Vennes-Deshaies and Raphaël Foisy-Couture to play the music of Guy Thouin

Jean Derome • I have played with Jean in numerous contexts over the years, and did so notably some of the Montreal projects that comprised “L’année Jean Derome,” programming throughout 2015-16 to celebrate his lifetime achievement award from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Yves Charuest • Having met this formidable Montreal alto saxophonist in the Murray Street Band a decade ago, I have played with Yves in many contexts, and he is a key contributor both to The Disguises and to my Pal o’Alto project

Joust • Duo with Toronto alto saxophonist John Oswald going back, I think, to 2001; through the playing, John taught me a lot about improvising; we also play, when we can, with guitarist Arthur Bull (see Monicker, above)

Ensemble SuperMusique • Since 2007, I have played in, written for, and booked and managed tours for this modular Montreal ensemble led by Joane Hétu and Danielle Palardy Roger

Murray Street Band • Until drummer John Heward’s death in 2018, I played countless times in private and occasionally in public with this shape-shifting, expanding-contracting improvising ensemble with John always at its core

Ken Aldcroft • I played in Ken’s groups from 2005 until his death in 2016, notably his Convergence Ensemble, and have played on five recordings of his exceptional music; we also have a record of duo improvisations, Red & Blue (Trio Records 2015)

Furthermore, here is a list of Older Projects that are no longer active