This project brought together three distinct personalities and musical styles; a New York based pianist with strong classical and latin roots, one of Canada’s top mainstream jazz bass players, and a West Coast multi-reed player with an extensive background in both jazz and classical idioms.

Misha enthusiastically embraced the role of producer and organized the music so that all our widely varied strengths were encouraged to shine. Neil, of course, is everyone’s favorite bass player and his driving rhythm allowed us to maintain a clear acoustic sound without sacrificing energy in fast tempos. For an additional treat, Ayelet sang her own lyrics on “It’s Easy” in a style that characterized the whole recording; lush warm tone with unmistakable jazz freedom.

Recorded July 30 & 31, 2002
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Victoria, BC, Canada

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Above & Below in Victoria