First Listen: Al Muirhead – Northern Adventures

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Trumpet player Al Muirhead is a legendary side-person from Calgary. He’s released his first CD as leader in his late 70’s and received a Juno nomination for it (It’s About Time). Now, at the age of 80, he releases his new one, Northern Adventures. It features some of the best musicians in the country: Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Laila Biali, Campbell Ryga and Tommy Banks.

The group plays in five different configurations throughout the recording, filled with standards, great swinging sounds and terrific performances.

Your First Listen for Janaury 20th is “Love Me or Leave Me” from Al Muirhead.