The Brodie West Quintet

 
 
 Photo by  Martin Reis

Photo by Martin Reis

 

“This is exciting, eventful music of the highest quality…. Defying conventional wisdom, perhaps, Brodie West’s music is complex, creative and loose. The Toronto composer has worked with the city’s leading jazz outfits, and here features a group of close collaborators - Tania Gill (piano), Josh Cole (bass), and Nick Fraser and Evan Cartwright (drums). I feel it’s embarrassing that this remarkable Canadian musician had released 13 albums before I got to hear his work.”
Andy Hamilton, Wire Magazine.

“The alto saxophonist continues to destroy the proverbial artificial walls erected in music.”  Raul Da Gama, Wholenote Magazine “…stark melodic lines, the sound is innately personal, a kind of sonic solitude emerging from the bandleader’s quintet.”   Kerilie McDowall, Downbeat Magazine . “…a complex momentum that seemingly reviews the jazz language of the 1950s, but which is oddly and absolutely contemporary.”  Stuart Broomer, Musicworks Magazine . “First and foremost: this is a jazz album, the way jazz was intended: "the sound of surprise”…. as serious as they come, yet goes straight to the heart… ” Nilan Perera, Exclaim Magazine

 
 

RECORDINGS

 

The Brodie West Quintet

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Brodie West alto-saxophone
Tania Gill piano
Josh Cole bass
Nick Fraser drums
Evan Cartwright drums

Recorded at Canterbury Studio Feb 19/20 2018
by Jeremy Darby and Julian Decourte

Mixed by Matt Smith
Mastered by Fedge

Artwork by Sandy Plotnikoff

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The Brodie West Quintet

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Brodie West alto-saxophone
Tania Gill piano
Josh Cole bass
Nick Fraser drums
Evan Cartwright drums

Recorded at the Tranzac March 27/28 2017

Recorded and Mastered by Fedge

All compositions B. West

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Video by Chris Boni

 
 

Photos


 photo by Martin Reis

photo by Martin Reis