Featured Album: Mélange
Dean's newest album, "Mélange: New
Music for Trumpet and Piano", is available now!
Dean McNeill's latest recording project, "Mélange:
New Music for Trumpet and Piano", features Jon Ballantyne
(Jazz Piano), Bonnie Nicholson (Classical Piano), and Dean playing
Trumpets and Flugel Horn. Jon Ballantyne is a Canadian
born jazz pianist who has won two Juno awards (the most recent
Juno coming in 2007). Bonnie Nicholson is a much sought
after accompanist and has performed as a guest artist with the
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.
to read a review of the album: This Mélange has many
colors, the album seems to breathe the air of wide open spaces
and boundless possibilities
Buy the Album
You can click
here to buy the Mélange CD at the MSR Classics
CD Release for Mélange: New Music
for Trumpet and Piano
June 24, 2008, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The CD release for Dean McNeill's latest recording project was
held at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00
pm. Dean performed some music from the album with Jon Ballantyne
(Jazz Piano), and Bonnie Nicholson (Classical Piano).
Listen to Song Samples
Click to listen to a few samples from the
album. All samples are partial excerpts from songs (except where
noted as 'full song'). All songs are mp3s.
View photos of the recording of Mélange
Songs were recorded at the University of Saskatchewan's
Convocation Hall, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Sound Engineer: Wayne
Geisbrecht, Piano Technician: Roger Jolly, Producer: Dean McNeill.
Instruments: Trumpets: Yamaha Xeno Bb (YTR 8335RG),
Xeno C (YTR 8445G), Ed/D (YTR 9610), Flugel Horn (YFH 6310Z),
Piano: Bösendorfer 270, 9' 2" Concert Grand.
Watch for more details in the coming months!