Live @ The Ironworks Vancouver //

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Recording location: 
TD International Jazz Festival Vancouver, The Ironworks
Recording date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Performing Arts Fund NL, TD International Jazz Festival Vancouver, Andrew Smith
Recording technician: 
Will Howie
  • 1. Tracks (05:32)
  • 2. Prelude For Lady With The Hammer (08:39)
  • 3. Kindred (09:13)
  • 4. Bold Swagger (05:26)
  • 5. Light Verse (10:26)
  • 6. A 'n B (09:08)

I'm very pleased to present this new album, the culmination of the 2012 Canada Festival Tour with this wonderful group of musicians. The Vancouver concert was a lovely performance featuring mostly new material. These new compositions were completed while I was in residency at the Banff Arts Center. The band really came together that night at The Ironworks. The next day after listening back I was so pleased with the live recording that I decided to release it. No edits were needed and all pieces are presented entirely as performed. So, completely unexpected here it is, our second release with the Ig Henneman Sextet in just 18 months, following our debut ‘Cut a Caper’!
–Ig Henneman
Press quotes:
(...) It might seem odd to write elaborate, chamber-ish compositions when your band includes top-flight improvisers like trumpeter Axel Dörner and reedist Ab Baars, but violist Ig Henneman strikes a meticulous balance with her sextet on Live @ the Ironworks Vancouver (Wig21; 48:25****), where the personnel brings electricity to her writing.
--Peter Margasak Downbeat February 2013
(...) The Sextet's chamber works, such as these composed tracks, paired with the restrained and disciplined improvising of virtuoso performers makes for a great experience.
--Mark Corroto January 25, 2013
(...) In this way Henneman developed a complete own language that shines with purity and authenticity (...) the six members own strong personalities that they like to show with guts, patience and measured discretion.
--Tim Sprangers
Ig Henneman (NL) - viola and compositions
Ab Baars (NL) - tenorsax/clarinet/shakuhachi
Axel Dörner (DE) – trumpet
Lori Freedman (CA) - bass clarinet/clarinet
Wilbert de Joode (NL) – bass
Marilyn Lerner (CA) - piano

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