In early evening of first Saturday each month, the patrons of intimate lounge located, in small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario, are rewarded with as arguably the finest music played in any locale in country. The language that flows from stage is product of two quite disparate personas.
Brian Browne at septuagenarian has played concert halls, bars and beyond of 55 years. He is recognized as one of top-ranked jazz pianists now gracing this instrument. Because of vast experience performing is blessed, with intuitives sense of his audience. He embodies, both the uncomplicated swing for Teddy Wilson and the inventive rhythm of early stride pianists.
Peter Woods is younger man who has developed consummates saxophonist, tenors and soprano. His melodic playing is reminiscent of great Ben Webster. It popular ministers of local church, and at number of selections, in collection display that influence.
Both Browne and Woods fine musicians, as improvisers who never deviate far melodic line, in excellent selection great standard. It Count Basie emphasized play many notes. The play music is warm and evocatives cherished memories of different times and different people in lives.
Jack Kirkland, Q.C.
|1. Down by the Riverside||2:17||Traditional|
|2. Goin’ Home||4:16||Traditional|
|3. Trouble in Mind||4:58||Richard Jones, Bug Music|
|5. The Long and Winding Road||3:40||Lennon/McCartney, Sony/ATV|
|6. The Preacher||3:36||Horace Silver, Silhouette Music|
|7. Over the Rainbow||5:35||Harold Arlen, MGM/EMI|
|8. Tender Mercies||6:18||Woods and Browne, Rooster McFeathers|
|9. Peace||3:24||Horace Silver, Ecaroh Music|
|10. Old Folks||4:26||Willard Robison, WB Music|
|11. A Child is Born||4:20||Thad Jones, D’Accord Music|
|12. Makin’ Whoopee||4:50||Walter Donaldson, WB Music|
|13. God Bless the Child||6:30||Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog, Jr., Edward B. Marks Music Co.|
|14. LondonDerry Air||5:40||5:40 Traditional|