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Richard Whiteman: bass, Reg Schwager: guitar, Amanda Tosoff: piano, Morgan Childs: drums
Down With It
This Time The Dream’s On Me
Richard Whiteman has for many years been known to the Toronto jazz community as one of the city’s finest jazz pianists. Recently he has taken up the bass and is rapidly becoming recognized as a fine jazz bassist. This group finds Richard playing with three stellar musicians. Reg Schwager is know to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists in the world. On piano is the amazingly gifted Amanda Tosoff. Drummer Morgan Childs never stops swinging and Richard holds it all together with the Bach-like precision of his bass lines. This is beautiful music played by four beautiful musicians. ~ Don Thompson
Reg Schwager is a four-time winner of Canada’s National Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year. From 1994-2004, Schwager toured and recorded with master jazz pianist George Shearing, and he has also worked with Diana Krall, Peter Appleyard, Rob McConnell, Emilie-Claire Barlow and many others. He appears on over 100 commercially released recordings including, under his own name, “Resonance,” “Border Town”, “Chromology” and “Duets”. He appears as a co-leader with Don Thompson on the duo CDs “Live at Mezzetta” and “One Take, Volume Three.
Toronto based jazz pianist, Amanda Tosoff, has been steadily gaining critical acclaim since the release of her debut album “Still Life” (Cellar Live 2006). Since then, Tosoff has released 2 more CDs “Wait and See” (2008) and “Looking North” (2010). She has toured Canada extensively and has been featured in world-renowned jazz festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Zacatecas Jazz and Blues Festival. Her Quartet has been the recipient of several awards, including he CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award in 2007 and the General Motors Grand Prix de Jazz in 2009. Most recently, Tosoff was awarded a Canada Council grant to study in New York with pianist and composer Phil Markowitz for 3 months. She has opened for jazz legends Bobby Hutcherson, Renee Rosnes, Oliver Jones and Luciana Souza, and has been featured on CBC Radio programs Hot Air, Jazz Beat and Canada Live. Tosoff maintains a busy schedule of performing and teaching in Toronto and abroad, with plans to release a new recorded project in 2013.
Drummer Morgan Childs has built a solid reputation as one of the most dependable, musical, and expressive drummers on the jazz scene in Canada. A product of BC’s rich musical landscape, Morgan grew up in Invermere, British Columbia and spent 10 years establishing himself on the Vancouver jazz scene. Morgan relocated to Toronto in 2009, where he immediately began working with some of the most celebrated musicians in Canada. The many greats Morgan has performed and recorded with include such luminaries as Phil Dwyer, Ingrid Jensen, Brad Turner, Ross Taggart, Richard Whiteman, David Restivo, Richard Underhill, Robi Botos, Amanda Tosoff, Don Thompson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Zach Brock, Laila Biali, Brandi Disterheft, and many others. Morgan has released one CD as a leader, the critically-acclaimed “Time” on the Cellar Live record label.