Winner: 2014 Juno Award
for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!
“…It’s a deeply ambitious project to be sure, but it’s also a resounding success, establishing Rud not simply as a first-rate jazz guitarist but as a formidable songwriter and distinctive Canadian artist with a compelling vision to share.”
–Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen, jazzblog.ca
Notes on Montréal is a new CD of music inspired by the arresting literature set in that gem of cities. The extraordinary vocalist Sienna Dahlen, joined by an exquisite 8-piece ensemble (including a string quartet), takes us through a cycle of songs that took its creator, Mike Rud, years to research, compose and arrange.
Musicians: Dave Laing, drums; Adrian Vedady, bass; Chad Linsley, piano; Willy Rios, charango; Mélanie Bélair, violin, Mélanie Vaugeois, violin; Ligia Paquin, viola; Annie Gadbois, cello; Mike Rud, guitar, backing vocals, lyrics, songwriting and arrangements
CD Produced by Paul Johnston. Music in the CBC videos on this site produced by Frank Opolko.
Graphic design (including 16-page lyric booklet!) Polly Wilson. Delicious cover painting by Mark Lang.