This CD is sudistributed by Effendi
The Joe Sullivan Big Band's latest CD, entitled "Northern Ontario Suite" (Perry Lake Records) contains a collection of six songs inspired by Sullivan's franco-ontarian roots in the northern town of Timmins, Ontario. These songs explore a range of moods and impressions, both from nature, as in the atmospheric "Ionosphere", which depicts the northern lights and from northern culture as in "The May Run Boogaloo", which refers to the time in May when northerners return to the woods to celebrate the arrival of summer with a few drinks. In addition to the suite, the album contains two new works by Sullivan and another by Jean Fréchette. This finely-tuned ensemble features such stand-out soloists as Lorne Lofsky, André Leroux, Aron Doyle, Rémi Bolduc, the excellent young trombonist Jean-Nicolas Trottier and Sullivan on trumpet.