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Patrick Boyle's Ode to Confederation

patrick boyle by william suarez.jpgPatrick Boyle is a rising star of jazz who also dabbles in rock, rap, blues, and bluegrass. He plays live soundtracks to silent films. He's even composed an ode to his favorite fish n' chips shop.

At the most recent Sound Symposium in St. John's, Patrick took on another challenge: a musical reflection on Newfoundland and Labrador's union with Canada.

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

This Saturday (March 31), you'll hear the debut performance, recorded at the LSPU Hall in St. John's.

The show 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 features another Patrick Boyle composition: Same Here, along with Charlie Parker's Confirmation, and the Gershwin classic Embraceable You.

(Photo: William Suarez.)