Tuesday, December 9, 2014

News From Bill McBirnie

Flute Bits - December 2014 - Bill McBirnie

Hi, Everyone:

Following are several recent items (each of which is set out in further detail just below my signature):

(1)  DEMO OF THE NEW DYNALANCE HEADJOINT - EXTREME FLUTE WITH THE E-XTREME LATIN JAZZ BIG BAND!

(2)  “ESSENTIALS FOR IMPROVISING” - TWO-PART ARTICLE APPEARING IN CANADIAN MUSICIAN

(3)  UPDATE ON THE “GRAIN OF SAND” PROJECT - BILL MCBIRNIE & BRUCE JONES

(4)  A DOWNLOAD FOR CHRISTMAS! (“GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU”)

(5)  UPCOMING GIG LISTING

Thanks very much…(both for reading and for listening!)…and have a Merry Christmas!…

Sincerely,
 
Bill McBirnie - Extreme Flute
Phone:  (416) 652-1541
 
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.  In practice, there is."  (Yogi Berra)


(1)  DEMO - DYNALANCE HEADJOINT - EXTREME FLUTE WITH THE E-XTREME LATIN JAZZ BIG BAND!

Here is a demonstration of the DynaLance headjoint (made by Guo Musical Instrument Co.) on a new release from Bobby Rice’s latest big band album (details of which follow shortly).  I have had the DynaLance headjoint for over a year now and it has become my “headjoint of choice”.  Details about the DynaLance headjoint can be found here:


Also, I am demonstrating this headjoint on a tune that was written and arranged by Bobby Price, entitled “Canadian Cha Cha Cha”, which is from his latest CD, E-xtreme Latin Jazz (…and, of course, I really, REALLY like the title!… :-)  You can find out more about the album here:



(2)  “ESSENTIALS FOR IMPROVISING” - TWO-PART ARTICLE IN CANADIAN MUSICIAN

The first part of a two-part article about the “Essentials For Improvising” is now appearing the November/December issue of Canadian Musician magazine. You will find the first part of the article here (on page 29):


Of course, the second part will appear in the next issue of Canadian Musician, but for those of you with who are really interested, you can write to me for a copy of the complete article.


(3)  UPDATE ON THE “GRAIN OF SAND” PROJECT - BILL MCBIRNIE & BRUCE JONES

This recording project is at the mastering stage and the artwork is now being finalized, so we look forward to releasing it early next year (…and no more teasers ’til then!… :-)


(4)  DOWNLOAD FOR CHRISTMAS! (“GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU”)

In the spirit of the season, you can download this cut from my latest organ trio project (with Bernie Senensky on Hammond B3 and Anthony Michelli on drums) here:


And, of course, you can always obtain the entire album (…for someone at Christmas perhaps?…) from CDBaby here:



(5)  UPCOMING GIG LISTING

[ NOTE:  This gig listing is in DESCENDING order.  You can also find a current/updated gig listing as well at the following link:  http://www.extremeflute.com/contact.html ]

Sun., Mar. 15, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Church of the Incarnation
15 Clairtrell Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with the GEORGE MARTON Trio

Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Christ's Church Cathedral
252 James St. N.
Hamilton, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with the JIM SANDILANDS Trio

Tues., Dec. 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The Salty Dog
1980 Queen St. E. (in the Beach)
Toronto, Ontario
With the GREG PILO Quartet (including DAVE RESTIVO & ARTIE ROTH)

(BTW, you will notice that this gig listing is not very long.  So, if you need and/or want any flute work, then just give me a shout!  I am also available for lessons…”on" or "off" line!…)