Jeff Presslaff

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Luxury of Time with Michel Paré and Jeff Presslaff

Drala with Michel Paré and Jeff Presslaff

Luxury of Time/Drala

Michel Paré & Jeff Presslaff

Michel Paré - flute/sax
Jeff Presslaff - piano

This double CD captures sax/flutist Michel Paré and Jeff Presslaff in extended spontaneous improvisations. The music is extremely active, yet meditative in a way reminiscent of Zen shakuhachi music. Recorded over the course of a year in several locations, and culled from many hours of experimentation.



How Long Has This Been Going On by Martha Brooks and Jeff Presslaff

How Long Has This Been Going On?

Martha Brooks & Jeff Presslaff

Martha Brooks - vocals
Jeff Presslaff - piano

Jeff's original arrangements of tunes from the American Songbook, intimately performed in duets with singer/author Martha Brooks.



The Complete Rebirth of the Cool by Jeff Presslaff

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool

Jeff Presslaff

Jeff Presslaff - trombone
Dean McNeill - trumpet
Greg Gatien - alto sax
Ken Gold - bari sax
Steve Oberheu - tuba
Kendra Duval - Fr. horn
Will Bonness - piano
Gilles Fournier - bass
Eric Platz - drums

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool picks up where Miles Davis left off more than 60 years ago. We gathered six composers to write new music for the rich instrumentation that Miles used on his classic The Complete Birth of the Cool album. We got a mix of tunes that hark back to that era, but take musical paths that didn't exist then. Recorded in a live setting at Brandon University in April of 2013, and produced by Michael Cain.

Collective Unconsciousness by Jeff Presslaff

Collective Unconsciousness

Jeff Presslaff

Jeff Presslaff - piano
Cornelius Bumpus - sax
Wilbo Wright - bass
Ferdi Serim - drums
Pat Wristen - trumpet

Recorded in New Jersey in 1990, and available for the first time in digital format. It features the late Cornelius Bumpus (Steely Dan/Doobie Bros.) on saxophone, Wilbo Wright (Ui/Yo La Tengo) on bass; Ferdi Serim (Dizzy Gillespie) on drums, with trumpeter, Pat Wristen, as a guest on Tierce and Blue Barron. Jeff plays piano and composed/arranged all the tunes.

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All My Tomorrows by Martha Brooks

All My Tomorrows

Martha Brooks

The Songs of Sammy Cahn:
Martha Brooks - vocals
Jeff Presslaff - piano
Steve Hamilton - bass
Rob Siwik - drums

Recorded live at the 2013 TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival. Martha Brooks sings a collection of beloved songs with lyrics by Sammy Cahn, set to new arrangements by Jeff Presslaff. Sensitive work by bassist Steve Hamilton and drummer Rob Siwik round out this intimate ensemble.

Big Band

Suite Messiah by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Suite Messiah

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

NEW RELEASE - December 2014

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Steppin' Out by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Steppin' Out

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Arrangement by Jeff Presslaff (trombone).

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra by WJO

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Compositions and arrangements by Jeff Presslaff (trombone).

Piano Duo

Rhapsodies By Two by Will Bonness and Jeff Presslaff

Rhapsodies By Two

Jeff Presslaff / Will Bonness

Jeff Presslaff - piano
Will Bonness - piano

Will Bonness and Jeff Presslaff collaborate on some of their favourite tunes, plus some originals. The pairing of electric and acoustic pianos makes for a unique sound palette. Music by Presslaff, Bill Evans, Richie Beirach, John Abercrombie, Chick Corea and Ralph Towner. Recorded in 2012 and nominated for Best Jazz Album at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Piano Trio

Red Goddess by the Jeff Presslaff Trio

Red Goddess

The Jeff Presslaff Trio

Jeff Presslaff - piano
Julian Bradford - bass
Scott Senior - drums and percussion

Red Goddess is a piano trio album of all Presslaff originals, dating back to his Princeton days. Features the wonderfully intuitive improvisations of Julian Bradford and Scott Senior. This album charted in the top 10 in both Canada and the US, and single 'Nother Monkish Thing was nominated for Best Jazz Recording at the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Recorded in 2008.

Papa Mambo

Crooked Cha by Papa Mambo

Crooked Cha

Papa Mambo

Compositions and arrangements by Jeff Presslaff (trombone/keyboards).

Amanecer by Papa Mambo

Amanecer

Papa Mambo

Compositions and arrangements by Jeff Presslaff (trombone/keyboards).

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Aliza Amihude - vocals
Jeff Presslaff - piano
Gilles Fournier - bass
Scott Senior - drums and percussion