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Still Waters Reviews

Chemistry is the key to performance by a duo – particularly if the instruments are flugelhorn and piano. If you walked in on a gig by horn man Kenny Wheeler and pianist Brian Dickinson, you might think, “Damn, the bass player didn’t show up.” If you listen to any track on their new collaboration, Still […]

Soul Mission Reviews

THE BRIAN DICKINSON QUINTET Soul Mission Elan Jazz EJ1001 Not to my surprise, last week I received a cd from Ontario. It is an album entitled: “Soul Mission”. What is extraordinary, is that it is the BRIAN DICKINSON QUARTET. Does that say something to you? Brian Dickinson – Piano, Jerry Bergonzi – Sax Tenor, Jim […]

Brian Dickinson and Ted Quinlan: “Around the Bend”

We are going to start our reviews off with Brian Dickinson and Ted Quinlan’s “Around the Bend”. Released by Addo Records in the fall of 2010, once you put this album in your car, its never coming out. Featuring Dickinson on the Piano, and Quinlan on the Guitar, the album presents compositions by both musicians […]

Dickinson hopes to celebrate his “mid-life crisis” record with a Juno

Brian Dickinson was about 12-years-old, working as an usher at the Stratford Theatre Festival, when he first saw Oscar Peterson play the piano. Although Dickinson was born in Guelph, his family moved to Stratford when he was four and as a youth he worked at the campus theatre where there was always a top-flight summer […]

2014 Jazz List Bliss

Top Canadian Jazz CDs: 1.  Darren Sigesmund, Strands III (self-released) 2. Marianne Trudel, La vie commence ici (Justin Time) 3. Mike Murley / Reg Schwager / Steve Wallace, Looking Back (Cornerstone) 4. Steve Kaldestad, Straight Up! (Cellar Live) 5. Neil Swainson/Don Thompson, Tranquility (Cornerstone) 6. Brian Dickinson, Fishs Eddy (Addo Records) 7. Kevin Dean, Weather […]

Brian Dickinson Trio CD Reviewed

Toronto pianist Brian Dickinson let more than two decades go by between the release of his two trio albums. In 1993, he put out the standards-heavy Live At The Senator. And while there have been duo, quartet and other discs in the years after, it wasn’t until last year that Dickinson, who is now in his mid-50s, released […]