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Old Oct 6, 2008, 09:46 PM
Gregg Simpson Gregg Simpson is offline
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Al Wiertz Live on Granville Mall

This week, October 9th, on the Gregg Simpson Jazz Hour, it's another piano jazz show with Tatum, Powell, Jamal, Peterson and Corea.

But the following week, October16th, is the debut of a rare recording of the ensemble, Musique Par Coeur: Don Druick, flute and Bruce Freedman, tenor sax with three drummers: Al Wiertz, myself and Les Pearson in a live concert at the corner of Georgia and Granville in 1975.

This concert featured Al at his most cosmic. Billed as a chamber music gig, it almost resulted in the police stopping it as it was right at lunchtime on a weekday. If you liked Coltrane's Meditations, you might like this.

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Old Oct 15, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Al Wiertz

All fans of the late, great Al Wiertz should remember to check out the Gregg Simpson Jazz Hour to hear Al at his most intense in this never before broadcast recording.

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Old Oct 15, 2008, 11:19 AM
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All fans of the late, great Al Wiertz should remember to check out the Gregg Simpson Jazz Hour to hear Al at his most intense in this never before broadcast recording.

Thursday at 4pm
www.artisanradio.com
I'm confused, is this on this week? You had it listed for last week ... N
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 02:55 PM
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I'm confused, is this on this week? You had it listed for last week ... N
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But the following week, October16th . . .
so, this week.
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His first post says so, this week.
No wonder I missed it ... N
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Old Oct 15, 2008, 03:20 PM
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Al Wiertz on the Mall

The first posting was a head's up.
It is this week. Sorry for any confusion.
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Old Dec 9, 2008, 11:20 AM
Wilmer Fawcett Wilmer Fawcett is offline
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I well remember Al from our Black Spot days (rather nights). Always on the stand and ready to play, driven by very intense musical forces and always ready to drive a complacent group to new energy and heights. Definitely one of Vancouver's key jazz personalities. I regret I was not here in Vancouver to see his artistic rise, and only met Al again shortly before his untimely death. I miss him, but he sure lives in our memories...
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