LORRAINE FOSTER AT THE UNITARIAN CHURCH 1997
Recently, while in Vancouver, I visited Lorraine
Foster, a great singer and good friend. Lorraine and I worked
extensively in the late 1990s and early 2000s until I left
Vancouver. In our working time, we recorded one CD and did
concert tours of Vancouver Island and Southern Ontario.
During the visit, she told me that she had discovered an audio cassette of a live performance we did in the late 1990ís. She was particularly pleased with her singing and her choice of material.
I took the tape, had it transferred to disc and asked my friend John Coulthard to do some minimal mastering. With the assistance of my good friend, Dr. Erroll McKinstry who was part of the performance, I was able to determine that the performance took place on March 15th, 1997 at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver. The two side players were Danny Parker on Bass and Joel Fountain on percussion. Both have agreed to the release of the recording on my website.
The concert also included Jazz Etc. an outreach choir that I was directing at the time at the church. I have not included the choir sections as the recording of the group was not very good.
This is a live recording so the chance to do any editing is non-existent. But with all its limitations, it is a wonderful memory of what we were doing in 1997. I hope you enjoy the tunes. It was great to rediscover this history of our performance and bring it back to life.
THE MUSIC (Click on a title to listen)
1. Shiny Stockings