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Waltz For Bill

by Tom Szczesniak

This is Tom’s first solo album following years as a studio musician working with the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray and Dan Hill. This CD features some remarkable talent from north of the border. A spectacular sounding jazz compilation!!!
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. What Is This Thing Called Love
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2. I Wish I Knew (Feat. Michael Stuart)
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3. Waltz for Bill
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4. All the Things You Are
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5. Solar
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6. Lament for Doc/I'll Be Seeing You (Feat. Doug Mallory)
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7. Dinosaurus
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8. Embraceable You (Feat. Vern Dorge)
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9. Someone to Watch Over Me (Feat. Cathal Dodd)
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10. Laura
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11. Lindy's Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Produced by Tom Szczesniak and Chad Irschick

Recorded at Inception Sound Studio - Toronto, Ontario
Engineer: Chad Irschick
Assistant Engineers: David Hermiston and Mike Haas
Additional recording at CBC/Glenn Gould Studio - Toronto, Ontario
Engineer: Gary Gray
Assistant Engineers: Rebecca Pellett and Dennis Patterson
Piano Technician: Keith Pettit

Mixed by Chad Irschick at Inception Sound Studio
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and DVD - Portland, Maine
Cover Design by Roly Platt - Platypus Design - Barrie, Ontario
Photography by Mark Peckmezian

Special Thanks to:
Chad Irschick for his patience, magnificent ears and musical integrity
Bob McLaren for his uncanny ability to create an atmosphere of freedom
Scott Alexander for his marvelous musicianship
Michael Stuart, Cal Dodd, Doug Mallory, Vern Dorge, Rob Piltch, Bob Mann, Les Allt, Colleen Cook and Neil Deland for their superb solo performances
Wendy Rose for booking all the musicians that I love so much
Guido Basso for his encouragement and a kick in the butt
Chad and Michelle, Andrew Burashko, Chris, Margherita, Jacqueline, Maddalena, Nicoletta, Steph, Jeen, Gabe, Isaiah, Eamon,
David, Laura and Brian - I wear you all on my heart

This CD is dedicated to Lindy with thanks for her patience, undying support and love

Tracks 6 and 7 are dedicated to Doug Riley. Doug was an inspiration to all of us. His love for ALL musical styles and dedication to musical excellence provided the Canadian musical community with an energy that will live on. He approached ALL the music he composed, arranged, conducted and performed with a “balls to the wall” type of intensity which spread like a wildfire in the Toronto musical community. Thanks, Doc.

Thanks to the Megan Thomas and the Toronto Musicians Association, for help and support

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"Waltz for Bill" is a jazz album that was recorded over the last 3 years (2008-2011) in Toronto, Ontario with some of Canada's finest jazz musicians and singers. It has been a labour of love for Tom and Chad.........we made an attempt to cut no corners and at every stage of the production, we stuck to that concept. The last step, (mastering) was an incredible experience. Meeting and working with mastering legend Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and DVD was an experience that Tom will never forget. We hope that you enjoy "Waltz for Bill".......

1. What Is This Thing Called Love Cole Porter; (Warner/Chappell Music) 6:07
Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren, Piano: Tom Szczesniak
2. I Wish I Knew Mac Gordon/Harry Warren; (Bregman Vocco & Conn) 6:55
Vocal, Tenor Sax: Michael Stuart, String Orchestra*, Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren, Piano: Tom Szczesniak
3. Waltz For Bill Tom Szczesniak; (Szczmith Music) 6:38
Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren, Piano: Tom Szczesniak
4. All The Things You Are Oscar Hammerstein/Jerome Kern; (Universal-Polygram) 6:05
Flute: Les Allt, Clarinet: Colleen Cook, French Horn: Neil Deland, String Orchestra*, Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren,
Piano: Tom Szczesniak
5. Solar Miles Davis; (Prestige Music) 5:30
Tenor Sax: Michael Stuart, Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren, Piano: Tom Szczesniak
6. Lament for Doug/I’ll Be Seeing You Sammy Fain/Irving Kahal; (Williamson Music/Redwood Music) 5:53
Vocal: Doug Mallory, String Orchestra*, Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren, Piano: Tom Szczesniak
7. Dinosaurus Doug Riley; (Dr. Music) 8:32
Guitar: Rob Piltch (1st solo), Guitar: Bob Mann (2nd solo), Bass: Scott Alexander, Drums: Bob McLaren, Piano, B3: Tom Szczesniak
8. Embraceable You George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin; (New World Music Corporation) 5:16
Tenor Sax: Vern Dorge, Clarinet: Colleen Cook, French Horn: Neil Deland, String Orchestra*, Bass: Scott Alexander’ Drums: Bob McLaren,
Piano: Tom Szczesniak
9. Someone To Watch Over Me George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin; (New World Music Corporation) 5:34
Vocal: Cal Dodd, Flute: Les Allt, Clarinet: Colleen Cook, French Horn: Neil Deland, String Orchestra*’ Bass: Neil Swainson,
Drums: Stephan Szczesniak, Piano: Tom Szczesniak
10. Laura Johnny Mercer/David Raskin; (EMI Robbins Catalog Inc) 4:44
Bass: Scott Alexander’ Drums: Bob McLaren’ Piano: Tom Szczesniak
11. Lindy’s Song Tom Szczesniak; (Szczmith Music) 1:06
Piano: Tom Szczesniak

*String Orchestra
Violin: Carol Fujino (concertmaster), Hyung-Sun Paik, Bridget Hunt, Angelique Toews, Vera Tarnowsky, James Wallenberg, Wendy Rose (contractor), Virginia Chen Wells, Jennifer Thompson, Mi Hyon Kim, Ronald Mah, Viola: Susan Lipchak, Gary Labovitz, Charmain Louis, Christopher Redfield Cello: Winona Zelenka, Marie Gelinas, Audrey King




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robert armes

i love it!
this is a wonderful record! fantastic playing and arranging and recorded immaculately. This is the where the bar is set, the gold standard...for musicianship and musical taste.
thankyou!