Wrapping It Up…

billyeckstinel946Hello, good morning, and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!

Couldn’t get the SMNP out on time because this week has been so crazy. Among other things, I directed the final McGill Jazz Orchestra III concert last Wednesday, worked on my own arrangements for a recording with McGill Jazz Orchestra I which seemed to require hundreds of emails to coordinate. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to organize a recording with my trio back in Vancouver, which will be performing at The Cellar jazz club on May 6/7,… more information on this next week.

Anyways, I’m going to keep today’s SMNP brief. Thanks very much to all the fine members of McGill Jazz Orchestra III and all of the musicians who recorded with me yesterday; it’s been a terrific and edifying experience to work with you all. All the best! jd

(*pictured above: Billy Eckstine’s big band, 1946)