Bitter Tart

from Suite Vincent by Greg Runions Big Band

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Bitter Tart – This piece's title plays off of Wheeler's tune Wintersweet, which inspired the feel of Runions' tune. “Originally I was going to call the tune Bittersweet, but I changed the tittle to Bitter Tart, giving a nod to the Canadian/North American sweet, the butter tart, which was one of Ken's favourites.”

The tune features John MacLeod's flugelhorn, the piano of Brian Dickinson and the ensemble in a instrumental chorus that ends with some beautiful melodic lead trumpet playing from Jason Logue.


from Suite Vincent, released October 9, 2019


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Greg Runions Septet/Big Band Kingston, Ontario

Canadian composer and vibraphonist, Greg Runions, has been creating music for big band for about 25 years. Self taught as an arranger and composer, Runions started his own big band to help him hear his work and develop his writing. The band hails from his home town of Kingston, Ontario but frequently includes musicians from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. ... more

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