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Dig That, Kirk!

Happy Birthday Kirk MacDonald! Born on this day in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, the Canadian saxophonist has established himself as one of Canada’s all-time greats.

As a member of the Canadian Jazz Collective, alongside Derrick Gardner (trumpet) and Lorne Lofsky (guitar), MacDonald recorded Septology – The Black Forest Session earlier this year. The trio recorded the work at MPS Studios, in Villingen, Germany, on the eastern edge of the Black Forest. MPS Studios was a favored recording studio for another Canadian jazz great, Oscar Peterson.

Of special note, Kirk’s daughter Virginia MacDonald makes a special appearance on clarinet in the song Silent Voices.

Kirk is a two-time Juno Award winner and is a full-time professor at Humber College in Toronto.

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