This past month saw a bunch of music getting going again - I had a livestream show with Garry Elliott playing Bill Evans compositions, and took part in the first performance this year at the National Arts Centre's 4th Stage with Kellylee Evans, the day after the downtown area was declared safe for business to resume.
On my Patreon I also uploaded a version of Oscar Peterson's "Place St Henri", and the Canadian Sunset trio performing "Moanin'" from a concert last year. We talked about the tune Moanin' in one of my group classes, and in other classes I discussed some tunes by George Cables, and the albums "Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane", and Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil".
This month has been a great balance of teaching and playing for me, in the next few weeks I have a few club shows in the evenings that are almost as much about getting together with friends and feeling normal as much as playing music.
My new CD is now available for pre-sale if you want to reserve a copy. It's mostly original music for piano trio, with Adrian Vedady on bass and Jim Doxas on drums, I went down to Montreal to record with them in October and I'm really happy with how the impromptu session turned into a full length album.