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Prairie Modern

Hutchinson Andrew Trio

Prairie Modern consists of 13 original tracks that are a reflection of the vast array of musical and personal influences growing up in Canada's Prairies. The album released March 19, 2013, features 6 tracks with Grammy-nominated saxophonist Donny McCaslin and 3 tracks with Brazilian percussion star Rogério Boccato. The music represents the harmony, beauty, energy and excitement of the modern Canadian West. 'Prairie Modern' has been nominated for a 2013 Western Canadian Music Award - for Outstanding Jazz Recording of the Year, the third nomination for the band. It was also featured by Downbeat Magazine's as the Editor's Pick for July 2013, and also been reviewed by AllAboutJazz.com. Winner of the 2013 TD Grand Jazz Award, Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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Strange Days

Chris Andrew

Strange Days is a reflection of a very personal and musical journey, that he has travelled over the past few years. Instead of words, Chris tells us of his story in the language he speaks best, the language of jazz. In its own way, 'Strange Days' takes us through the joys and sorrows, and triumphs and tragedies that we all have experienced at one time or another. Although each song on the album has its own story, Chris hopes that the listener can superimpose the music into their own lives to help reflect upon their own unique personal journey. The albums features Ralph Bowen (OTB, Orrin Evans) on tenor sax, Donald Edwards (Mingus Big Band, Mark Whitfield) on drums, John Benitez (Eddie Palmeiri, Danilo Perez) on bass, and Joe Magnarelli (Harry Connick Jr., Ray Baretto) on drums. 'Strange Days' is an album of catharsis and growth, and most importantly the joy of discovery.

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Music Box

Hutchinson Andrew Trio

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio's sophomore album "Music Box" climbed the jazz charts across Canada. In the album's forward, Tommy Banks says "It is clear, in the comfort and fluidity of what they're doing here, that they are musically wise and creative beyond their respective years." The beautiful melodies, mixed with the improvisational skills expressed in this album, are a pleasure to listen to for both veteran and new jazz listeners. Music Box features jazz heavyweight Ralph Bowen on saxophones, and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and TD Grand Jazz Award.

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DADS Trio

DADS Trio

DADS Trio is comprised of Rubim de Toledo (bass), Chris Andrew (piano) and Sandro Dominelli (drums). Their debut project album features 8 original compositions, including "The Fog" and "QE2" by Chris.

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truth be told

Kris

This album was a medium for Chris to explore his programming talents. The album covers many styles including rap, R&B, acid jazz, latin pop, and pop - there is something here for everybody! Featured vocalists include Johanna Sillanpaa (Sillan & Young), Roger Audio (Bass is Base), and Juno nominee Melody Diachun.

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