Signed copies of Petter Appleyard's Lost 1974 Sessions, and Sophisticated Ladies are now available while supplies last!
THE JAZZ GIANTS
As one of Canada’s most celebrated jazz musicians and an Officer of the Order of Canada, Peter Appleyard is truly a Canadian treasure. In his close to 70 years in music, Peter Appleyard has impacted and influenced the jazz community in immeasurable ways. He has released 21 albums, including The Lost 1974 Sessions and leant his talents to 9 others. He has hosted CBC Radio shows and even had his own television program, “Peter Appleyard Presents,” syndicated throughout North America.
Slam Stewart - Bass (1914-1987): Slam Stewart became very popular during the 1930s and 40s, working mostly with Art Tatum, Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie. He was the recipient of Down Beat’s Best Bassist of the Year and Berklee’s Highest Achievement Honor Award.
Hank Jones - Piano (1918-2010): An expert jazz pianist in his own right, Hank Jones played with Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. He also famously accompanied Marilyn Monroe as she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy. He was a five time Grammy nominee and won the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Grammy. He won a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, ASCAP Jazz Living Legend Award and in 2008 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Zoot Sims - Tenor Saxophone (1925-1985): Throughout his career, John Haley “Zoot” Sims played with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich. During the 1960s Sims had a successful partnership as co-leader of a quintet with Al Cohn named “Al and Zoot.”
Urbie Green - Trombone: Urban Clifford “Urbie” Green has played on over 250 recordings and released more than 2 dozen albums as a soloist. He has led the Benny Goodman Orchestra and fronted the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra after Dorsey’s death in 1956. He was voted “Most Valuable Player” by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Bobby Hackett - Cornet (1915-1976): Bobby Hackett was an accomplished trumpet, cornet and guitar player after dental surgery affected his ability to play brass. He played with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tony Bennett, appearing on Tony Bennett’s recording, A Time For Love.
Mel Lewis - Drums (1929-1990): Mel Lewis had 14 GRAMMY nominations. In 1966 he joined Thad Jones to lead the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. The band won a Grammy for their album Live In Munich in 1976.