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October 6, 2006

Guitarist Harley Symington Releases CD

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Guitarist Harley Symington CD Release
Yardbird Suite / Edmonton
Friday, October 6
9:00 pm

Guitarist Harley Symington Releases First Solo CD

Edmonton guitarist Harley Symington releases his debut solo CD Don’t Talk at the Yardbird Suite on Friday, Oct 6. Symington will be appearing in quintet for the concert, and will perform selections from the new CD.

Don’t Talk highlights Symington’s vocal work, original compositions, and arrangements of some great jazz, blues, and pop tunes. The stellar line-up on the album includes Edmonton jazz greats including: bassist Mike Lent (who produced the project), Chris Andrew (piano), Sandro Dominelli (drums), Bob Tildesley (trumpet), Darcy Phillips (keyboards), and Lyle Molzan (percussion), as well as Toronto giants Joel Haynes (drums) and Bernie Senensky (piano).

Inspired by the sound of great jazz guitarists like Joe Pass and Jim Hall, Harley Symington found his way to the music program at Grant MacEwan College, where he studied with Bob Cairns and Doug Rusu. Since graduation he became a working musician, and immersed many stylistic influences over the years, and has been an integral part of numerous club, festival, TV, and Musical Theatre performances across the country.

Chiefly recognized for his guitar expertise, Symington began to expanded his career as a vocalist during his time with The Jump Orchestra. This led to fronting his own groups as a singer as well as delving deeper into the experience of song writing.

This show celebrates the release of his first solo CD project entitled ‘Don’t Talk’.

for more information visit www.yardbirdsuite.com

Friday Oct 6 9pm
Harley Symington Quintet
Harley Symington (guitar) Bob Tildesley – trumpet, Darcy Phillips (piano), Cliff Minchau (bass), Sandro Dominelli (drums)
Yardbird Suite / Edmonton

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