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November 22, 2006

Avant-Garde Jazz’ Tony Wilson in Vancouver

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Avant-garde guitarist Tony Wilson
The Ironworks, Vancouver
Friday, November 24
8:00 p.m.

Tony Wilson Brings His Eclectic Improvisation to the Stage

Known as the “king of Canadian avant-garde guitar,” Tony Wilson appears in Vancouver Friday, Nov 24 at The Ironworks Gallery, 8:00 p.m. Joining the master improvisor for the performance are Carsick, with JP Carter (cornet) and Dave Sikula (guitar). The presentation is part of the Coastal Jazz & Blue’s Society’s ongoing concert series.

Wilson’s music covers a lot of terrain, drawn from the roots of such artists as Leadbelly, to the contemporary jazz sounds of masters such as Pat Metheny. The music of Carsick provides the backdrop with beautiful jazz-tinged melodies to improvisational bursts to epic, noise-inspired soundscapes.

Guitarist/composer Tony Wilson is unquestionably one of the most original guitar stylists on the Canadian scene. Since arriving in Vancouver some 20 years ago, he’s led his own bands while collaborating with international improvisers like Francois Houle, Peggy Lee, Myra Melford, Gerry Hemingway, Han Bennink, and William Parker. Down Beat magazine calls him “a talismanic West Coast figure.”

Wilson has studied with many acclaimed jazz musicians including Oliver Gannon, Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Kevin Eubanks and Steve Coleman. He won a West Coast Music Award with his band Video Barbeque and released the critically acclaimed Lowest Note in 2001, which went on to become Pick of the Year in the Globe and Mail.

for more information visit www.coastaljazz.ca

Friday, November 24 8:00 pm
Tony Wilson and Carsick
The Ironworks / Vancouver

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