Welcome to our new season. This year, the hard working people at sL have decided to tease you into things: announcing our season gradually, to let you fully absorb each exciting facet of our new season! You will read a post or get an email like this, then you can head to our website or FaceBook Page for links to recordings and more artist information. We think this is one of our most exciting programmes yet, lets dive in!

 

Free Play: The Last Sabbath @1313 Hollis Street

7:30pm, Sunday, September 24
1313 Hollis Street
$10 or PWYC
This season suddenlyLISTEN is opening the musical envelope further, by introducing Free Play: The Last Sabbath. Free Play is a monthly session of improvised music occurring the last Sunday of each month at 1313 Hollis Street. These sessions will bring together improvisers from across the wide spectrum of improvised musics in Halifax in an environment conducive to playing, playing, and playing. The Sabbaths will be led by Tim Crofts with the goal of generating challenging free music and building connections across the community. Audience is welcome! PWYC. Please feel free to come down and listen if you’re a fan of this music. For more information, please contact Tim at tim@suddenlylisten.com.The first session will be September 24th at 7:30pm, 1313 Hollis Street.

 

Burton Greene, Normand and Ceccarelli @ St. David’s

Burton Greene – piano
Eric Normand – bass
Isaiah Ceccarelli – drums
8pm, Sunday, October 15
The Presbyterian Church of St. David
1544 Grafton Street, Halifax
$20 or PWYC

Burton Greene is a legendary American pianist who, for the past 50 years, has explored jazz, free jazz, the avant-garde and klezmer music from his bases in Amsterdam and New York. Rimouski’s Eric Normand has introduced Canada to more fascinating artists than anyone. Period. And for years he’s created and played in improvising ensembles that have inspired us. Isaiah Ceccarelli (Montreal) is an old friend of sL’s and a star in Canadian composition and improvised music making. This trio will be one of the most interesting you’ll hear all year, the sound possibilities are extremely broad! Noise, swing, renaissance sounds, feedback, groove, folk, country: It’s all possible!

We got nominated!

sL has received a nomination for a Music Nova Scotia Award in the Best Jazz Recording category for our Endemik Music release Arrythmia with hermitofthewoods (Michael McGuire), Tim Crofts, Norm Adams and D’Arcy Gray! We are both amazed and honoured.
We currently have some great recordings for you to download or buy: Arrythmia, Collateral (with Sam Shalabi, Tim and Norm), Literal Lateral (Crofts/Adams/Pearse with Hemingway) and Sonomatopia (Crofts/Adams/Pearse). Please Contact us for more info!