Jon Gordon – Stranger Than Fiction

Jon Gordon – Stranger Than Fiction

August 8, 2021

Jon Gordon: alto saxophone
Derrick Gardner: trumpet
Alan Ferber: trombone
Reginald Lewis: tenor saxophone (1, 7-10)
Tristan Martinuson: tenor saxophone (1-6)
John Ellis: bass clarinet (1-4, 6-8)
Anna Blackmore: bass clarinet (1, 5, 9, 10)
Jocelyn Gould: guitar and vocals (1, 5)
Larry Roy: guitar solo (6)
Will Bonness: piano (all but 3 and 7)
Orrin Evans: piano (3, 7)
Julian Bradford: bass
Fabio Ragnelli: drums

Jon Gordon is one of the most accomplished and in demand alto and soprano saxophonists of his generation. A past winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Gordon has made multiple appearances in Downbeat Magazine’s critics poll over the years. His past recordings have been consistently celebrated for their unique brilliance.

Gordon’s new ArtistShare release Stranger Than Fiction is a nonet project of all original music. It features faculty members and former students from the University of Manitoba jazz program – where Gordon teaches – alongside special guests from across North America, including jazz greats Orrin Evans, John Ellis, and Alan Ferber, among others. Stranger Than Fiction is an incredible addition to an already remarkable catalogue of music.

Jon Gordon is one of the greatest alto players ever.”

Phil Woods

Gordon has embraced the history of his instrument, carrying with it the ability to extend music as a universal language.”

Wayne Shorter

Release Date: Friday, September 17th 2021 via Artistshare