Grahame Rhodes is launching his fourth album Giant Steps with a CD Launch Party at The Pourhouse in February. Digitally released this past October, Giant Steps is Grahame’s fourth album and features top Canadian jazz players Don Thompson on piano, Neil Swainson on acoustic bass and Terry Clarke on drums. The album was produced by Dan Rowswell and Bruce Cassidy of Blood Sweat & Tears with final tracking, mixing and mastering at The Sound Mill in PEI with engineer Jon Matthews.
Grahame is nominated this year for a Music PEI Award for Jazz Achievement Of The Year. His first album Almost Live in 1988 was followed by The Grahame Rhodes Jazz Experience in 1995 and Rhodes Less Travelled in 2002.
“Any discipline must evolve or die and such is the case for jazz trombone. I believe the only limits are those of the imagination,” says Grahame.
The CD Launch Party will be at 8 pm February 17 at The Pourhouse above The Old Triangle on Great George Street, Charlottetown. Grahame’s band will include Dan Rowswell on sax, Ian Toms on guitar, Chris Martell on bass and Alan Dowling on drums. Admission at the door.