With the Edmonton Jazz Ensemble (EdJE) I participated in recording of the album "Something's Here", released by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) label JazzImage. This album was subsequently nominated for the Juno Award. The group consisted of Edmonton's young and progressive jazz musicians and featured compositions of its leader and trumpeter Sean McAnally. The other members included Jim Pinchin, saxophones; Al Jacobsen, trombone; Wayne Feschuk, piano; Tom Foster, drums; and myself on bass.
photo by Andrzej Semeniuk

EdJE recording "live-to-air" for the CBC's "Jazz sur le vif" redio program, while performing a sold-out show at the Edmonton's Yardbird Suite jazz club (November 1990).

This was a superb group, full of driving energy that aimed at uncharted territories. I was saddened to leave this group when I was moving to Montreal, and saddened more when I heard a year later that the group had disbanded. It's ironic that out of six Edmonton members only one remains there, while others pursue active jazz careers in Vancouver, New York, Frankfurt and Toronto.

The group made several radio and TV recordings for broadcast by CBC, one of which was the Gala Concert at the 1988 Montreal Jazz Festival, where the EdJE opened for Pat Metheny and the Montreal Jazz Ballet.

Below are samples of four tracks in the QuickTime file format from "Something's Here" (1988) by the EdJE:


ROTOR
Blues in 7
In and Out
Nutville