Ontario 559 West
Ian McGimpsey and Harrison Argatoff
Released August 28th, 2020
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“Ontario 559 West” is an upcoming release from Ian McGimpsey and Harrison Argatoff. Inspired primarily by Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”, this album pairs the tenor saxophone and acoustic guitar in short, precise, and heartfelt songs. The songs were developed both independently and collaboratively in February of 2020 and are an instinctive blend of the contemporary jazz and singer-songwriter idioms.

Press for Ontario 449 West:
Jazz Journal (UK) by Simon Adams
Jazz Halo by Georges Tonla Briquet
The Whole Note by Ted Parkinson
Wulf’s Music Blog by Wulf Müller
Jazziz Magazine

On Video:
Watch a video for track 4, “What Will Be Left”
Watch a studio video for track 2, “39”

Toronto Streets Tour
Harrison Argatoff
Released May 9th, 2020
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Toronto Streets Tour is a new release from Toronto-based saxophonist Harrison Argatoff. This album captures the essence of his 2019 “Toronto Streets Tour” project, in which he performed 30 consecutive solo concerts on the streets of Toronto.

Recorded under a bridge, this solo saxophone album is made up of nine original compositions and two traditional songs. Read more about the project here.

Press for Toronto Streets Tour:
TheWholeNote by Lesley Mitchell-Clarke
Jazz Halo by Georges Tonla Briquet
Jazz Buzz by Vangelis Aragiannis
Jazz Weekly by George Harris
Wulf Muller’s Music + Blog
Midwest Record by Chris Spector
Tom Hull – On the Web

Trout in Swimwear
Released on February 9th, 2020
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Harrison² (pronounced Harrison Squared) is a Toronto-based jazz quartet featuring up-and-coming instrumentalists Harry Vetro and Harrison Argatoff alongside Canadian Jazz legends Mike Murley and Steve Wallace. They are a chordless quartet expressing harmony through only saxophones and bass.  This album features 8 original jazz compositions

Press for Tour in Swimwear:
Jazz Weekly by George Harris
Ivan Rod by Ivan Rod
The WholeNote by Stuart Broomer
Jazz Journal (UK) by Gordon Jack
Jazz Buzz by Vangelis Aragiannis
Midwest Record by Chris Spector
Jazz Views – Ken Cheetham
Tom Hull – On the Web
BuckingJam Palace – Interview

Dreaming Hears the Still
Released November 2018
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The debut CD for saxophonist Harrison Argatoff and pianist Noah Franche-Nolan, “Dreaming Hears the Still” draws heavily from western classical and jazz music, using original composition as a medium for expression and improvisation. This CD features 9 pieces that capture both unique individual musicianship and a distinct approach to the saxophone-piano instrumentation.  

These compositions also explore a variety of musical forms, inspired mostly from western musical traditions. This album aims to showcase 2 new voices focused on exploration, freedom, and creativity. It is available to stream on a variety of services, or for purchase directly from Noah and myself.

Northern Ranger
Harry Vetro
Released October 2018

“In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, 23 year old Hamilton drummer Harry Vetro took to the road. He traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada’s six indigenous cultural areas (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands) in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different cultural backgrounds, and to better understand the land’s long cultural history.

Northern Ranger, Vetro’s debut album, tells the story of his travels. A jazz musician by training, Harry melded his own style of improvised music with folk and classical influences to create a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole.”


Trillium Falls – U of T 12tet

“This is an altogether sunny and pleasing session by the splendid University of Toronto 12tet, which sounds at times like a full-fledged big band, at others like a leaner and more even-tempered chamber jazz group. The songs and arrangements, most by members of the ensemble (including a couple by director Terry Promane), are lush and lyrical, with good use made on several numbers by the voice of Jacqueline Teh whose vocalese serves as an auxiliary instrument to add warmth and color to the palette.” – Jack Bowers (All About Jazz)