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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Quiet Earth” ~ Renee Rosnes

Renee Rosnes


This Canadian native started out with saxophonist Joe Henderson in 1986 and from there has become one of jazz’s best pianist, composer & arranger.

She went on to Wayne Shorter’s band, JJ Johnson’s Quintet then in 1989 embarked on a 20 year stint with James Moody until his passing in 2010 all while producing and releasing her own albums as a leader during and after.

A part of the 2004 Inaugural Concert Tour of SFJAZZ Collective a new jazz ensemble along with 7 other all-star musician/composers was named by Billboard that year as one of the two most significant jazz moments.

Quiet Earth is a Rosnes composition from “Life On Earth” released in 2001.

Her collaborations throughout her career with others in Jazz are endless (and this list isn’t complete).

No surprise that Renee Rosnes is a multi Juno Awards winner and continues to shine.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “What Now?” ~ Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor

Who needs drums when you don’t even notice they’re not there. Kenny Wheeler composes such rich in-depth songs with artists who cast you into a spell, it actually makes it sound as if you hear some cymbals in the background. Dave Holland’s spectacular double bass playing does exactly that.

On this particular piece both Wheeler and Chris Potter play off each other beautifully, add John Taylor’s piano and you have magic.

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