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September 20, 2006

Jazz Bassist Simon Fisk Live

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Simon Fisk Quartet to Appear at the Yardbird

Calgary bassist Simon Fisk appears at Edmonton’s Yardbird Suite this Saturday for a concert performance with his quartet. The bassist will be joined for the concert by pianist Chris Gestrin, guitarist Aaron Young, and drummer Kenten Loewen.

Fisk is known for his skillful fingering and a harmonic and melodic style, his composition and work as a leader have earned him wide recognition since his solo career began in 1993. He has released two CD’s and a video with The Simon Fisk Trio, and continues to maintain a busy performance schedule.

His latest group, a quartet formed by a mix of Calgary and Vancouver greats, masterfully articulates Fisk’s writing style drawn from his passion for songwriters and sonic masters Daniel Lanois, Tom Waits, Wilco, Radiohead, and Beck. The new music has a very powerful spiritual overtone with acoustic grooves, open improvisation, noise and electronics. The quartet’s release of their new CD You and Yours is due to hit the shelves this month.

for more information visit www.simonfisk.com

Saturday, September 23
Simon Fisk Quartet
Simon Fisk – bass, Chris Gestrin – piano. Aaron Young – guitar, Kenten Loewen – drums
Yardbird Suite / Edmonton

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