JWQ Showcase 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CANADA: Flute Bits - February 2017 - Bill McBirnie

Flute Bits - February 2017 - Bill McBirnie

Hi, Folks:

Here is a list of items, each of which is set out in a little more detail, just below my signature (including three video clips which may be of some interest): 

(1)  ETTA JAMES & ME - DEMO OF (i) A FLUTE, (ii) HEADJOINT, (iii) SPECIALIZED CROWN/STOPPER COMBO…AND (iv) A GREAT REPAIR JOB!…

(2)  A CLASSICAL CLIP - CLAIRE CHASE PLAYS BACH

(3)  A JAZZ CLIP - DEXTER GORDON PLAYS "LADY BIRD"

(4)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

Thanks very much…for reading and listening!…

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)  ETTA JAMES & ME - DEMO OF (i) A FLUTE, (ii) HEADJOINT, (iii) SPECIALIZED CROWN/STOPPER COMBO…AND (iv) A GREAT REPAIR JOB!…:

This is a five-minute clip in which I improvise with Etta James (singing "Whatever Gets You Through The Night") which is in a slower groove.  This clip also serves to demo the following:

(1) a vintage Wm. S. Haynes flute (made around 1970),
(2) a David Welans headjoint (#3),
(3) a Robert Bigio crown/stopper (made of zirconium), and
(4) a great repair job (by Mike Filice!)


(2)  A CLASSICAL CLIP - CLAIRE CHASE PLAYS BACH:

This is a fantastic two-and-a-half-minute clip of Clair Chase playing some J. S. Bach.  It might not convince all of the "baroque purists"…However, I am confident that Bach himself would have been immensely pleased - as well as enormously impressed - with Claire’s rendering!… :-)


(3)  A JAZZ CLIP - DEXTER GORDON PLAYS "LADY BIRD":

This is an groovy five-and-a-half-minute clip of Dexter Gordon playing "Lady Bird", live in Belgium in the mid-60’s, with a very hip European rhythm section…(Excellent musicianship…and excellent spirit!… :-)


(4)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS:

Please note that the following gig listing is in DESCENDING order and, further, that you can always find a current/updated listing at the following link:


Also, if you need or want any flute, alto flute or piccolo work (…or some flute/improvisation coaching…), then simply drop me a line at extremeflute@look.ca

Fri., June 9, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES​)

Mon., May 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Trinity - Music Mondays
10 Trinity Square (near the Eaton Centre)
Toronto, Ontario
A duo with BERNIE SENENSKY (Classical & Gospel)

Thurs., May 18, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
The Burdock
1184 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES)

Sun., Apr. 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Christopher's Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with the JIM SANDILANDS Trio

Fri., Apr. 7, 2017 at 9:45 p.m.
The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES)

Fri., Mar. 10, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick St.
Kitchener, Ontario
With BERNIE SENENSKY’s Moe Koffman Tribute Band

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant
681 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Christie)
Toronto, Ontario
With BERNIE SENENSKY - Brazilian Jazz!

Tues., Feb. 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Salty Dog
1980 Queen St. E.
Toronto, Ontario
With the GREG PILO trio (including BERNIE SENENSKY)

Sun., Feb. 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Jude’s Anglican Church
160 William Street
Oakville, Ontario 
Jazz Vespers with BRIAN HAYMAN

Sat., Feb. 4, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
Touche Lounge
669 College St.
Toronto, Ontario
Guesting with TYLER ELLIS & The Eddy Line Band!

Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
The Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill
21 Old Mill Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
With LYNN MCDONALD & DAVE RESTIVO

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Bill McBirnie - Extreme Flute
Phone:  (416) 652-1541
Website:  http://www.extremeflute.com
CDs & MP3s:  http://www.cdbaby.com/all/extremeflute

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.  In practice, there is."  (Yogi Berra)