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Patrick Boyle's Ode to Confederation

patrick boyle and band.jpgMarking the 62nd anniversary of Newfoundland's union with Canada, the Performance Hour features new music by Patrick Boyle.

Well Enough Alone: The Confederation Suite was composed by Patrick in a special commission for CBC Radio.

You'll hear the debut broadcast, recorded during a concert at the LSPU Hall in St. John's.

It features an all-star lineup of Newfoundland jazz alumni:

  • Patrick Boyle, trumpet and flugelhorn.
  • John Nugent, saxophone.
  • Bill Brennan, piano.
  • Jim Vivian, bass.
  • Michael Billard, drums.

The second set from this concert featured another Patrick Boyle composition: Same Here, along with Charlie Parker's Confirmation and the Gershwin classic Embraceable You.