Past song of the week / November 2009

Trio Bembe

From the album Trio Bembe

Featured track, available from November 19 to November 26

Two new jazz albums hit Winnipeg this month. Jazz pianist Will Bonness and Latin jazz act Trio Bembe are joining forces to launch their respective works in one double CD release party.

Bonness' debut release, Subtle Fire, features a mix of both original material and standards recorded in CBC's Studio 15 with bassist Steve Kirby and drummer Terreon Gully (Curtis Nowosad will sub in for Gully at the CD release). With vocalist Amber Epp, percussionist Scott Senior (The Duhks), and guitarist Rodrigo Muñoz (Papa Mambo), Trio Bembe's self-titled debut also blends original songs along with some familiar tunes. The trio offers up its track, "Victory," for download in The Loudspeaker until November 26.

Catch both acts live on November 23 at the West End Cultural Centre.


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