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Feature Article by Taran Singh at All About Jazz.com
  
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RECORDINGS

2016

Orwell Predicted It   Sessione Milano Live on Tour

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2016
East Meets West   Paul Cram Quartet and Quintet
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2016
Prez   Jamie Reid's poetry with the Henry Boudin Trio
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2015
Live at the Knitting Factory  Lunar Adventures 
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2015
Standing Still   Al Neil Trio
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2015
Live at Oil Can Harry's Jazz Room   Vancouver Sound Ensemble
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2015
Full Moon   Lunar Adventures
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2012
The Complete Recording 1977-'79 (Six CD's) New Orchestra Quintet Download

2010
Round One  Paul Cram Trio
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2005 Harmolodic Highlanders  (Lunar Adventures, Paul Cram Trio, Tribal Dynamics) Download Order CD
2004
Sunship Jazz Ensemble (with booklet) Download
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2003
Gravity Boots (double CD) Ralph Eppel Quintet
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2002
Retrospective: 1965-68   (double CD with booklet)  Al Neil Trio Download
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2001
Drum Fire  Gregg Simpson Solo and Duets Download

1989
Alive in Seattle  Lunar Adventures Download

1988
Swinging Planets  Paul Plimley Trio
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1983
Cargo Culture  Paul Cram Ensemble
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1988
Mirage Dance  Gregg Simpson, compositions fior synthesizer
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1979
Music for the Living, Eppel/Simpson/Bell (LP and Double CD)
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1979
Up Til Now, New Orchestra Quintet Download
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Other Recordings Featuring Gregg Simpson
  

                                        1992:  Now You Hear It , Lunar Adventures ( N.O.W. Anthology)  Nine Winds, Los Angeles  CD)
                                        1989:  The Future Is N.O.W.  Lunar Adventures, (N.O.W. Anthology) Nine Winds, L.A. (CD)
                                                    1984:  Jazz in the Zebra Zone, Paul Cram Ensemble, Cargo Culture, Toronto  (Cassette - also available on CD)
                                        1982:  Blue Tales in Time,  Paul Cram, Onari, Toronto (Nominated for a Juno Award, 1983) 
(vinyl LP)      
                                                      1976:  The Al Neil Trio, Lodestone Records, Vancouver, B.C (vinyl)
                                        1975:  Pacific Rim , Sunship Ensemble (Canada) / Electric Ninja (Japan) C.B.C.Transcription Records
(vinyl LP)
                                        1975   Hitana, Walter Zuber Armstrong, World Artists
(vinyl LP)

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Appearances in du Maurier Jazz Festivals
Vancouver:

1985:
Lunar Advenures played the first Coastal Jazz and Blues Festival at Granville Island

1986:
opened for Roscoe Mitchell at New York Theatre;
Played with the Bill Smith Ensemble, Canada Place, Expo '86).

1987:
Al Neil Trio, (with Lisle Ellis, bass) Western Front;
Paul Plimley Trio with Gerry Gilbert (also at Artropolis 87, Vancouver and the Western Front.)

1988:
Played in du Maurier Jazz Festival with John Tchcai, Vinny Golia, Bill Smith ;
Lunar Adventures opened for Ornette Coleman Prime Time Band (Commodore Ballroom);Time Flies Festival, opened for Michael Brecker, at the Commodore.

1989:
Lunar Adventures played at Expo Site of du Maurier Festival. also Victoria Jazz Festival and Time Flies Festival -opened for Oliver Lake.

1990:
duet with Glenn Spearman, Lunar Adventures completes cross continent tour at Festival.

1991 - 1992:
Lunar Adventures plays du Maurier Festival concerts

1993-94:
Tribal Dynamics played Festivals at Granville Island,
1994-96
With the Ralph Eppel Quintet, Glass Slipper and Web Cafe

<>2008:
Collage, A Tribute to Al Neil, with Paul Plimey, Clyde Reed, Viviane Houle, Stefan Smulovitz and visuals by Krista Lomax

2009:
Sound Gallery: Paul Plimley, Clyde Reed, Viviane Houle, Stefan Smulovitz and visuals by Krosta Lomax.

Across Canada:

1989:
Lunar Adventures played the Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Victoria du Maurier Festivals in addition to concerts in Halifax and Hamilton.

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Important Concerts:


2012:

Paul Plimley Trio: 
Paul Plimley piano; Clyde Reed, bass; Gregg Simpson, drums. WAVES Jazz Festival, West Vancouver
Sound Image Net Paul Cram, Clarinet and tenor sax; Jarred Burrows, guitar; Carole Sawyer, vocals; Clyde Reed, bass; Gregg Simpson,


2011:
Paul Plimley Trio:  Paul Plimley piano; Clyde Reed, bass; Gregg Simpson, drums. WAVES Jazz Festival, West Vancouver

Sound Image Ne
t Jarred Burrows, guitar, Carole Sawyer, vocals; Clyde Reed, bass; Gregg Simpson, drums; visuals by
Krista Lomax.
UBC Museum of Anthropology


2010:  Sound Gallery: Paul Plimley piano; Vivianne Houle, vocals, Stefan Smulovitz, electronics and viola; Clyde Reed, bass; Gregg Simpson, drums; visuals by Krista Lomax. Cultural Olympics, Vancouver


2008:
Collage, A Tribute to Al Neil: Paul Plimley piano; Vivianne Houle, vocals, Stefan Smulovitz, electronics and viola;
Clyde Reed
, bass; Gregg Simpson, drums; visuals by Krista Lomax. Jazz Festival, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver


2006:
Coat Cooke Trio (with Paul Blainey, bass), The Cellar, Vancouver

2005:
Al Neil tribute band: Paul Plimley piano. Clyde Reed, bass and Gregg Simpson, drums.
Also joined by sampling/electronics artist Giorgio Magnanensi, performance poet Kederick James, with visuals by Carol Itter and Krista Lomax.
Part of the Al Neil. Project, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver. Presented by Coastal Jazz and Blues Society
and the New Orchestra Workshop Society.


1997:
New Orchestra Workshop 20 Year Reunion, Roundhouse Centre, Vancouver

1994:
Henry Boudin Trio with poet Jamie Reid, du Maurier Jazz Festival, Vancouver

Henry Boudin Trio, Glass Slipper, 1992
(photo: Willy Cakette)

1994:
Duet concert with George McFetteridge, Glass Slipper, Vancouver

1993:
Tribal Dynamics, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver

1992:
Duet with Paul Plimley, New Music America Series, Seattle

1990:
Trio with Marylin Crispell and Lisle Ellis, The Knitting Factory, New York City
- Lunar Adventures at the Knitting Factory, New York
- Trio with Peter Brotzmann and Clyde Reed, Vancouver East Cultural Centre
- Quartet with Paul Cram, Paul Plimley, Lisle Ellis, Music Gallery, Toronto

1988/1989: see duMaurier Festivals (above)

1987:
Lunar Adventures at Earshot Festival, New City Theatre, Seattle (also live recording)
Vancouver Art Trio, Musique Actuelle Festival, Victoriaville, Quebec
Sequences: Multi-Media Performance: Fringe Festival,Western Front,Vancouver.

1986:
Lunar Adventures, du Maurier Jazz Festival: (B.C.Pavilion, Expo '86);
Vancouver Art Trio, Open Space, Victoria.
Vancouver Art Trio: DuMaurier Jazz Festival; Pitt International Gallery; Western Front, Vancouver; Vancouver Poetry Front
(with Robert Creeley), Centre Culturel Colombien, Vancouver.

1985:
Paul Plimley Trio, New Melody Tavern, Seattle,
Gregg Simpson Trio(s): Bruit Court, Montreal
Played with Vinny Golia Quartet, Classical Joint, Vancouver

1984:
Solo piano and duet concerts: Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie and Music Gallery, Toronto
Paul Cram Quartet: Hart House, Toronto; Glendon College,Toronto; Clubs in Toronto, Montreal,  Windsor, Medicine Hat and at the University of Victoria; McGill University,Montreal; Peter Robinson College, Peterborough;University of Winnipeg; Regina Public Library;Yardbird Suite, Edmonton; Off Centre Centre, Calgary; Western Front, Vancouver
Walter Zuber Armstrong Quartet: University of Western Washington, Bellingham

1983:
Paul Cram Trio: Music Gallery, Toronto, Art Cite, Windsor; Peter Robinson College,
Peterborough; L'Opale, Montreal; Le Grande Cafe, Montreal; Civic Auditorium,
Quebec City.
Bob Bell Trio:Western Front, Vancouver

1982:
Eppel, Simpson, Bell concert at Off Centre Centre, Calgary; Metro Media, Vancouver; Western Front
Paul Cram Trio: Surrey Art Gallery, Metro Media, Soft Rock Cafe, Vancouver
Cross CanadaTour: David Thompson University, Nelson, B.C.; Off Centre Centre Calgary; Centennial Theatre, Edmonton; University of Winnipeg; Art Gallery of Algoma; White Water Gallery, North Bay;  L'Air du Temps, Montreal;
Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario; Hart House, Toronto;
  Club work: Toronto, Montreal;

1981:
ESB (Eppel, Simpson, Bell): Western Front, Vancouver;
ESB on the Ear It Live Tour : Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal; K.A.A.I.,Kingston; Forest City Gallery, London, Music Gallery,Toronto, Off Centre Centre, Calgary.
Guest residency with Michael Snow and the CCMC at the: Music Gallery, Toronto;

1980:
NOW Festival  Western Front, Vancouver;
Maury Coles Quartet, Open Space, Victoria
Karl Berger trio, Classical Joint, Vancouver

1979:
C.O.R.D. Orchestra: Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver; Robson Square Media Centre,Van.
Sessione Milano Tour: Vehicule, Montreal; Optica, Montreal; Music Gallery,Toronto; York University, Toronto; Western Front, Vancouver;

1978:
 New Orchestra Quintet


  Concert at the UBC Music Building Theatre, 1978


1976:
Vancouver Sound Ensemble, Oil Can Harry's Jazz Room,Vancouver



Vancouver Sound Ensemble
Burnaby Art Gallery, 1976
1975:
Duo tour with Don Druick: Edmonton Art Gallery; Alberta College of Art,Calgary, Vehicule, Montreal;
A Space, Toronto

1974:
Sunship Ensemble opened for Keith Jarrett, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

1973:
Apex Quintet at the PNE, Vancouver

1972:
Al Neil Jazz Probe, Vancouver Art Gallery, Open Space Gallery, Victoria

1971:
New Atlantis Houseband, Vancouver Art Gallery

1969:
Al Neil Trio Tour:  Art Gallery of Ontario Hart House, University of Toronto, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; University of Edmonton
Al Neil Trio: Intermedia Nights, Victoria Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Dome Show

1968:
Duo concert with Al Neil,Vancouver Art Gallery

1967:
Al Neil Trio, International House, UBC, Vancouver

The Al Neil Trio
Lt-rt.: Gregg Simpson, Al Neil, Richard Anstey
In rehersal, Intermedia, Vancouver, 1968 (photo: Michael de Courcy)
1966
Al Neil Trio: The Old Auditorium, UBC; The Sound Gallery and Motion Studio, Vancouver; Triple bill with Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead; Vancouver School of Art; Trio and duet concerts at Simon Fraser University 1967, 1968, 1969.


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