One of the hidden gems of Canadian jazz, Jamie Mitges and the Jazz Legends is classic jazz played warmly and brilliantly by some Jamie and some of the most revered players on the planet. Jamie’s tasteful phrasings artfully blend with jazz giants Peter Appleyard (vibes), Ed Bickert (guitar), Joe LaBarbera (drums) and Don Thompson (bass).
Produced in 1994, this work is as timeless as the huge talents that fill the tracks. Inspired by his musical idols, Jamie’s playing ranges from emotional to playful to serene.
The instrumental stories speak of yearning for love, mourning your losses and touching your dreams. Like the legendary players on this CD, Jamie Mitges and the Jazz Legends is confident and relaxing like an "aural massage... listening to it melts away all the problems of the day" (Network Magazine March 1995). This CD is an asset to any jazz library.
Recording Session Photos Courtesy of Peter Appleyard.