Bristles is a new CD from bassist, Andrew Downing; trumpeter, Jim Lewis; and guitarist, David Occhipinti. The CD, is a collection of twelve songs - six jazz standards and six collaborative improvisations dedicated to painters such as Emily Carr and Cy Twombly. Five of the six jazz standards were recorded live from a concert at the Jazz Room in Waterloo, Ontario, where the trio performed in January of 2013. The trio, who are all based in Toronto, Canada, has been performing together since 2008. David Occhipinti produced and mixed Bristles, which is being released on his Occdav Music label.
Antonio Vivaldi was one of the most successful composers of the Baroque era, best known for his iconic set concertos for violin, The Four Seasons. L’Estro Armonico Op.3 is among the most important printed editions of Vivaldi’s concertos; the works immediately met with great acclaim after their publication in 1711, giving way to over 30 reprints in the subsequent 32 years.