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Al Henderson (bass)

Alex Dean (saxes, bass clarinet)

Pat LaBarbera (soprano sax, tenor sax, narration)

Richard Whiteman (piano)

Barry Romberg (drums)

with special guests:
David Mott** (baritone sax)
Matt Brubeck* (cello)
Mark Chambers* (cello)

Taiga is Al Henderson's fifth release and showcases 10 original tunes.

In additon to Al's regular quintet, this CD feautures appearances by several special guest artists; baritone saxophonist David Mott performs on three tracks while noted cellists Matt Brubeck and Mark Chambers, first heard with the septet on the Juno nominated Regeneration (CRST CD132), return for three others. Icicles, a piece inspired by the American poet Robert Pinsky gives a preview of a series of pieces inspired by Pinsky’s poems to be performed and recorded at a later date.

This recording was made possible with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.

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Demolition Drive (Al Henderson) 3:54

2. Taiga* (Al Henderson) 6:26
3. Croaking Raven** (Al Henderson) 11:18

Icicles (Al Henderson) 5:25


The Martian Jump (Al Henderson) 6:09

6. Still Waiting* (Al Henderson) 5:14
7. A Portrait of Billy Strayhorn** (Al Henderson) 8:28
8. Mousetrap (Al Henderson) 2:56
9. A Little Out of Control** (Al Henderson) 6:13
10 Zot* (Al Henderson) 7:36