Here are a few items (each of which is set out in a little more detail, just below my signature).
(1) A NEW RELEASE IS IN PROGRESS - THE SILENT WISH(2) ARTICLE RE: "OBLIGATO" - IN DUTCH!(3) PAUL DESMOND PLAYING "EMILY", LIVE(4) SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS
As always, thank you…for both reading and listening!…
Bill McBirnie - Extreme Flute
Phone: (416) 652-1541
Web Site: www.extremeflute.com
CDs & MP3s: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is." (Yogi Berra)
(1) A NEW RELEASE IS IN PROGRESS - THE SILENT WISH:
I have a new release in the works and it will be called, THE SILENT WISH.
It is an album consisting entirely of my wife, Svetlana’s, choices!
An interesting feature of the album is, because Svet is Russian, every tune she picked is in a minor key!
I hope to have the album out in the fall but, in the meantime, here is a sneak preview of the cover image!...)
(2) ARTICLE RE: "OBLIGATO" - IN DUTCH!:
An article of mine that appeared in the January/February issue of Canadian Musician Magazine (entitled "Obligato Behind!...Obligato Upfront!...") proved to be so popular that it ended up being translated and now appears in the current issue of the Dutch flute journal, FLUIT!
For those who are interested (and I have had excellent feedback on this article, from vocalists and instrumentalists alike), I can send you a copy…in either English…or Dutch!…
Just drop me a line at email@example.com if you would like a copy of the article.
(3) PAUL DESMOND PLAYING "EMILY", LIVE:
Here is a 5-minute clip of Paul Desmond playing "Emily", live in 1975.
...There is a lot of music in this take...and it is ALL Des!...
(Please note that he is really interesting to watch, up close, too!)
(4) SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS:
If you need - or want - any flute, alto flute and/or piccolo work at any time (or perhaps just some flute/improvisation coaching, including via Skype), then simply drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And you can always find a current/updated listing at the following link:
(Please note that the following gig listing is in DESCENDING order.)
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.McGill University - Elizabeth Wirth Music Building527 rue Sherbrooke OuestMontreal, QuebecWith DR. LISA LORENZINO’s Latin Flute Follies (Including Four of Montreal’s Best Flutists + Rhythm Section)Sun., Nov. 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.Array Music155 Walnut Ave.Toronto, OntarioLuminous Gestures 3.0 with BILL GILLIAM & DAVID STORYThurs., Oct. 11, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.Jazz Bistro251 Victoria St.Toronto, OntarioCD Release - "Jim & Paul Play Glenn & Ludwig"With JIM GELCER, PAUL HOFFERT & GEORGE KOLLERSat., Sept. 15, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.Cafe Pamenar - Kensington Market Jazz Festival307 Augusta Ave.Toronto, OntarioPart of the KMJF - with the fabulous ATTILA FIAS!Fri., Sept. 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.Hirut Restaurant2050 Danforth Ave.Toronto, OntarioWith the DON NADURIAK Band (including RUSS LITTLE)Thurs.- Sun., Aug. 9-12, 20182018 National Flute Association ConventionHyatt Regency Orlando9801 International Dr.Orlando, Florida(Returning, Mon., Aug. 13th)Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.The Emmet Ray924 College St.Toronto, OntarioWith HARLEY CARD, ASHLEY ST. PIERRE, DAN FORTIN & JEFF LUCIANITues., Jul. 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.Pulcinella Ristorante Italiano3687 Lake Shore Blvd. W.Etobicoke, OntarioWith BOB DE ANGELIS