Discs


Toronto Streets Tour
Harrison Argatoff
Releases May 9th, 2020

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 album is made up of nine original compositions and two traditional songs for solo saxophone. Read more about the project here.

Press for Toronto Streets Tour:
Jazz Halo by Georges Tonla Briquet
Jazz Buzz by Vangelis Aragiannis
Midwest Record by Chris Spector


Trout in Swimwear
Harrison²
Released on February 9th, 2020

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

https://www.harrison2music.com/

Press for Tour in Swimwear:
Jazz Weekly by George Harris
Ivan Rod
The WholeNote by Stuart Broomer
Jazz Journal (UK) by Gordon Jack
Jazz Buzz by Vangelis Aragiannis
Midwest Record by Chris Spector


Dreaming Hears the Still
Argatoff/Franche-Nolan
Released November 2018

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.”

https://www.harryvetro.com/


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)