It's great to be able to pay tribute to the artists who inspire us. Sufjan Stevens' music has been important to me for a long time, and when I heard the song From The Mouth Of Gabriel, from his All Delighted People EP, I thought This would be amazing to play with the Shaw Street Collective. So here is us performing my arrangement. Alyssa Ramsay does such a beautiful job emulating Sufjan's vocal swoops and falls. (Also the brass players get to play some marimba on this one - how cool is that). Please enjoy, and if you do, please feel free to leave me a note in the com-box.
My quartet, the Shaw Street Collective, just released a brand new video of my piece, entitled Grasslands, which we recorded in the beautiful and super reverberant St Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto. I'm so amazed and grateful to have these friends who bring the ideas in my mind into reality with such sensitivity. It's 9 minutes, but worth sticking it out to hear the brass players unleash their true power near the end.