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Luke Sellick

Articles by Luke Sellick

brilliant corners  -  [ May/June 2015: Esperanza Spalding ]

Jimmy Greene: Beautiful Life

In 2013, I attended the memorial service for Ana Márquez-Greene. An image I’ll never forget is Jimmy Greene towering at the front of the congregation, hands outstretched in brokenness before God. What other response is possible in the midst of such an unfathomable tragedy? Two years later, Jimmy has crafted another response, his latest album […]

brilliant corners  -  [ March/April 2012: Dee Daniels ]

Aaron Goldberg: The Collaborative Approach

Meet Aaron Goldberg. Now in his mid-30s, this piano genius has long established himself as a mainstay in the worldwide jazz community. A man of many interests, Aaron is also an academic, and has recently completed a Master’s degree in Analytic Philosophy. I found him to be warm, articulate and engaging. I called him at […]

brilliant corners  -  [ September/October 2011: Babs Asper ]

The Clayton Brothers: Serious Groove

Time for another season of solid concerts in the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances series! Rolling into town in mid-October will be one of the year’s highlights: an all-star quintet led by brothers John and Jeff Clayton. John Clayton is no stranger to Winnipeg audiences. A world-class bassist, he studied with Ray Brown at 16, and […]

home cookin'  -  [ January/February 2011: David Braid ]

Ron Halldorson

Guitarist Ron Halldorson is a bit of a Winnipeg legend. Now in his sixties, Ron was born and raised here in Winnipeg, and has been playing music professionally for almost his entire life.  Over the last several years I have come to know Ron, both musically and personally, and his story is a fascinating one! […]

May/June 2010: Sonny Rollins  -  [ straight up ]

Sonny Rollins: Last of the Mohicans

Considered by many to be the most proficient improviser in jazz history, Sonny Rollins is the last remaining true jazz giant of his era. A contemporary of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Clifford Brown and Thelonious Monk, Rollins performed with all of these luminaries whilst shaping his own legendary career as a bandleader. Sonny […]


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