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April 5, 2008

Bob Tildesley’s Indigenous Aliens at Yardbird

Written by
cindy mcleod
live jazz, Canada


Bob Tildesley’s
Indigenous Aliens
Saturday, April 5
Yardbird Suite, Edmonton

Indigenous Aliens Create Colourful Soundscapes

Trumpeter Bob Tildesley brings his innovative octet Indigenous Aliens to the stage at the Yardbird on Saturday, April 5.

Led by Tildesley, the ensemble includes several of Edmonton’s leaders in the jazz community, with Brett Miles (saxophone), Bill Jamieson (saxophone), Mo Lefever (guitar), Greg Smith (guitar), Bryan Sim (piano), Mike Lent (bass) and Jamie Cooper (drums). Indigenous Aliens take an improvisational approach to an eclectic range of mostly original compositions, creating bold and rich soundscapes that blend organic and electronic music.

Bob Tildesley is widely known across the province, where he is found in a variety of formats from jazz combos to Big Band, R&B to Funk groups, and more. Growing up in Calgary he played with local R&B groups before moving north to Edmonton at age 20, where became a mainstay at the Yardbird Suite and first call trumpeter in numerous ensembles in a range of musical settings.

An in-demand studio player, Tildesley has appeared on numerous recordings including his work in the late 1970’s with pianists Tommy Banks and Bill Emes, and saxophonists Bill Jamieson and P.J. Perry. Over the years he has appeared on dozens of top-drawer albums by such Alberta greats as Kent Sangster, Brian Buchanan, Rubim de Toledo, Dave Babcock, Chris Andrew, Andrew Glover and Mo Lefever, to name a few.

for more info visit www.yardbirdsuite.com

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