Please don’t talk about me when I’m gone – jazz piano from Vancouver BC Canada

A performance of amazing Canadian Jazz piano – two pianos, four hands!

Musical artists:
Bob Murphy – piano
Jillian Lebeck – piano

Tom Lee Music and Steinway Canada presents live in concert, “An Evening with Artists”
Dialogues In Improvised Music On Two Steinways

Recorded at the Tom Lee Music Hall, Vancouver BC Canada, Wed. March 14th 2012.

Artist bios:

Bob Murphy

“One of Canada’s great pianists in the modern idiom.”
– Mark Miller, Globe & Mail

” … one of this country’s best jazz pianists … Always lyrical, he builds a mood; when it is his turn to solo he takes each song one more step inside … Hauntingly beautiful.”
– Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun

In 2002 the CD “Wall Street Sessions” he co-led with Joani Taylor and co-produced with Miles Foxx Hill was nominated for a Juno. In 2007 he released a quartet CD of his original compositions entitled “Downtown East Side Picnic”.

Bob Murphy currently resides in Vancouver where he teaches jazz piano and composes. He has been teaching jazz piano at Vancouver Island University since the fall of 2006. Bob performs in concert settings regularly.

Jillian Lebeck

Canadian jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Jillian Lebeck is one of the most dynamic and exciting voices on the Canadian Jazz scene. Her debut recording “Living in Pieces” (Maximum Jazz/Universal) spent several weeks in the number 1 position on the national Chart Attack radio charts. She is an alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Her projects have been featured on CBC Radio’s Studio One Jazz Series during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and she has received regular airplay on CBC’s “Hot Air”, “After Hours”, l’espace musique, The Signal, KPLU, and NPR. She was recently a jury member for CARAS JUNO Awards.

Jillian has opened for legendary jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano and New York jazz pianist – Bill Charlap. She has toured Canada including dates at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Top of the Senator in Toronto, as well as Calgary Jazz Festival, and Medicine Hat Jazz Festival. In Europe she has performed in Sicily, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal, UK, and Spain. She recently performed in Portland Oregon, for the PDX Jazz Festival.Her second release as a leader was released in June, 2007 “Songs and Melodies” on talie Records.

Special thanks to the artists for generously sharing this performance with jazz piano fans around the world.

***** If you enjoy the music, please support the artists by purchasing their CD’s.

To purchase the artists’ CD’s, please contact them through their websites below:
Bob Murphy – piano
Jillian Lebeck – piano

Photo and bios courtesy of Tom Lee Music and the artists.
Sound Recording by Geoff Peters

Technical notes:
Pianos: Two Steinway Concert Grand Pianos provided by Tom Lee Music in Vancouver.

Recorded on a Zoom H1 in 48khz 24bit, and audio was processed (mastered?) with Audacity.

Mastering tools used in Audacity:
SC4 Compressor
High pass filter at 27hz.
Fade in/out
Split and batch export feature.

Video edited with Adobe Premiere pro CS5.5 on a Windows 7 Dell PC (Intel i7 and USB 3.0 for a faster workflow).

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