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Extra Time by Mike Murley Quintet

Mike Murley is one of the most acclaimed jazz artists in Canada. He has won the Juno Award (Canada's Grammy equivalent) in 1991 for the album "Two Sides" and has appeared on seven other Juno award-winning recordings in the past five years. He has another recording, "Duologue," that was a Juno-nominated project, as well.

Murley is the composer of a recent release "Extra Time, and he performs with others in the band -- John MacLeod (flugelhorn and trumpet), Dave Restivo (piano), Jim Vivian (bass) and Ted Warren (drums). Each person makes a stellar, if not notable contribution to the album's seven tracks. According Murley's Web site, his "compositions form the bulk of the band's repertoire along with music from some of the tradition's greatest composers (Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter). The group also draws on some selections from the standard repertoire."

From the title track to "Open Segment, "Extra Time, seems to be a fun album, sponsored by the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as the Popular Music Program of the Ontario Arts Council.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Mike Murley Quintet
  • CD Title: Extra Time
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Cornerstone Records
  • Tracks: Creature Of Habit; Santiago Reflections; Particularity; Good Lucknow; Extra Time; Open Segment; The Split 2. All compositions by Mike Murley
  • Musicians: Mike Murley (tenor, soprano saxes); John MacLeod (trumpet, flugelhorn); Dave Restivo (piano); Jim Vivian (string bass); Ted Warren (drums).
  • Rating: Four Stars
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