“Just out is an album paying tribute to a Canadian gem and living jazz icon, Phil Nimmons, entitled To The Nth, the brainchild of grandson pianist/arranger Sean Nimmons-Paterson. The eight selections draw from a wealth of compositions that reflect the personal relationships Nimmons had with his beloved Canada and family.
Younger Nimmons assembled a stellar cast – Kevin Turcotte, trumpet, flugelhorn, Tara Davidson, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet, Mike Murley, tenor saxophone, William Carn, trombone, Perry White, baritone sax and bass clarinet, Sean Nimmons, piano, Fender Rhodes, Jon Maharaj, bass, and Ethan Ardelli, drums. The sound is authentic Nimmons ‘N’ Nine.
Nimmons just retired from teaching at 96 years of age and still engaged in the art that gave us so much and him so much joy. We spoke in 2005 and his words ring true today…”