Montreal Sessions

Norman Marshall Villeneuve

“Montreal Sessions” is a historic compilation of 60s and 70s jazz derived from reel-to-reel tapes from the personal collection of Norman Marshall Villeneuve. Featuring the only commercially released music from Rockhead's Paradise and the Black Bottom. The tracks feature Charlie Biddle, Nelson Symonds, Nick Aldrich, Alvin Pall, Alan Wellman, Linton Garner, Buddy Jones, Bernie Mackey, Ivan Symonds and Norman Marshall Villeneuve. Tracks 1,3,4 were recorded by Norman during his live performance at Rockhead's Paradise. Track 2 was recorded by Norman during his live performance at the Black Bottom. Tracks 5,6,7 were recorded at SSS Studios with Nelson Symonds, Charlie Biddle and Norman Marshall Villeneuve. The music evokes another time and place -- the elegant, smoky, crowded clubs of yesterday where jazz was intimate and personal.

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King Dog

Norman Marshall Villeneuve

“King Dog” CD is derived from a 1985 recording session at Toronto’s Kensington Sound Studios, Following their engagement at East 85th, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, Nelson Symonds, Doug Richardson and Kingsley Ettienne recorded their session from 2am to 6am. The 2-inch reel had never been used until Andre White converted it to electronic format in 2015, 30 years later. The result is a stunning set of post-modern bebop as fresh, new and hip as today.

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