OBSESSION is the debut recording for the Obsessions Octet, a cross-over ensemble that uses the passionate melodies of Astor Piazzolla as a platform for jazz improvisatory interplay. While works by Piazzolla is the primary focus, a few popular song standards and a few originals make for what we feel is a well-balanced collection of works for Latin jazz octet.
We would like to thank The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Bandstand, The Banff Centre for The Arts, Blackman Productions, Brio Studios, The Canada Council, CBC, CJSR, CKUA, ClarkeWorks Entertainment, The Edmonton Jazz Society, Grant MacEvan College, Hok Nik Creative, Keilwerth Saxophones, Sheila Lawton, Roger Levesque, Radio Canada, Rawico Radio, The Windeshoppe, St. Francis Xavier University, The University of Miami, Vivace Productions and Wolf Willow Sound. Without your support this recording would not have been possible.
The music contained on this recording is very demanding and the commitment of this highly skilled group of musicians and engineers shines brightly throughout.