A Concert by two of the Most Important Artists in Jazz and Improvisation in the World:

October 1, 2010
Jazz pianist David Braid

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Phil Nimmons and David Braid in concert
Wednesday, Oct. 6th
Petro-Canada Hall
$5 for students
$10 non-students


This duo of Phil Nimmons, the Canadian Dean of Jazz, and David Braid performs spontaneous music, structured improvisation without any initial conception of structure. Their debut recording, “Beginnings,” documents their first performance together. This album is a rare, unedited recording of acoustic jazz created spontaneously by two Canadian composers separated in age by 52 years. Recorded live in concert in November 2004, Nimmons sat in St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas, Ontario, and began to play spontaneously. Braid, gifted with perfect pitch, was quick to join in to complement Nimmons to produce seven improvisations which are abundant in melody, harmony and form.

“It wasn’t the comfortable joy of a tune you could hum along with, but the ecstasy of being in the presence of daring geniuses who let us hear their innermost thoughts, and the purest music, for a few unique moments.” – Brantford Expositor

“If any two people represent the past, present and future of Canadian jazz, it has to be the inspired duo of clarinetist Phil Nimmons and his former pupil, David Braid.” – Jazzfest International, Victoria


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