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Randy Bachman
JazzThing

RELEASED ON MAY 4, 2004
Released May 4, 2004, JazzThing brings Randy back to his early roots in jazz music. Over the years we've heard his jazz influences on his pop hits like "Undun", "Looking Out For Number One", and "Blue Collar". Now he returns to walk down the path he never took. Inspired by his mentor, the jazz guitar great Lenny Breau, this album is a collection of original songs and interpretations that bring one of pop music’s most enduring artists full circle. Featured Guest Musicians: Buff Allen, Lenny Breau, Chris Gestrin, Franciose Houle, Joel Kroeker, Andre Lachance, Ken Lister, Denise McCann, Stephan Moccio, Bill Sample Craig Scott, Curtis Stigers, Dylan van der Schyff and Dave Young

Saburo and Friends
Sunshine Island

Saburo Murata plays and composes for Alto sax, Soprano Sax, Flute and
Keyboard

A Recent immigrant from Japan, Saburo studied composition and Sax at
Shyobi University in Tokyo. After years of playing in Jazz Clubs and
doing studio musician work in Japan he moved to Gabriola Island in 1996.

Since moving to Canada he has played with numerous bands including,
Bossa breeze, appearing with them in the victoria Latin Festival and
the Victoria Folk Fest.

His first Cd in Canada "Sunshine Island", features his own blend of
Latin Fusion originals and gives an indication of the versatility,
emotion and professionalism that makes Saburo a respected musician.

He's now working on his next Cd which will be released in Spring 2004
featuring World Beat originals with sounds from West Africa, First
Nations, Japan and so on.

Sue Doman
Wish You Were Here

An exciting live album from Canadian vocalist SUE DOMAN. Here she sings ten classic tunes from the Big Band era backed by a swingin' ten-piece band.

With an amazing three-octave vocal range and a style that's been compared to Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald and Susannah McCorkle, SUE DOMAN will definitely capture your interest! Combined with these classic big band arrangements, this disc is a sure-fire winner!!

Sue Klassen
Follow A Star

Sue Klassen's long-awaited debut CD, Follow A Star, is an all-new celebration of love and the spirit of Christmas! Released in November of 2000, Follow A Star features the original music of Milton Carman with lyrics by Garnett Betts and
Alex Barris. Performed in Sue Klassen's unmistakable vocal style backed by a solid combo and top-notch soloists, these uniquely jazzy, sophisticated tunes run the gamut from earthy to ethereal, making all the stops along the way

Robert Moyes, Monday Magazine, December 14-20, 2000:

  • "... And ending on a happy -- and local! -- note, we have a fine album by Victoria singer Sue Klassen, Follow A Star (MAPL). With a subtitle like Songs Of Love And Christmas-Time, you know it's not a purely Xmas record, but you'd have to be a grinch not to embrace this charming mood-brightener. The opera-trained Klassen sings here in a cabaret manner reminiscent of Rosemary Clooney or Susannah McCorkle, her confident voice framed by a supple jazz trio sometimes augmented by Spanish guitar, violin or flugelhorn. The songs, all composed by Milton Carman, are witty and sophisticated."

Susan Cogan Gypsy Hill

Susan Cogan's CD, Gypsy Hill, co-produced with Paul Brosseau, recorded at Nomad Music on Salt Spring Island, BC, features such talented performers as Jerome Jarvis, Kerry Galloway, Wyckham Porteous, and Bill Henderson. With an alchemy of folk, world-beat, Middle Eastern and contemporary sounds, Susan Cogan's original music transcends cultural differences to inspire the core of our shared humanity. An extraordinary woman of vast experience, Susan charms her listeners with her versatile vocal range and her ability to fuse elements of seemingly diverse styles into soulful, moving music.