How’s this for a concept? The keyboardist for Canada’s most successful roots rock group takes songs from the most contentious album by a British cult band and records them as instrumentals with his acoustic jazz combo.
That’s likely the simplest way to describe The Michael Boguski Trio’s latest album A Newer Morning (For John), on which the Blue Rodeo mainstay reimagines much of Suede’s 2002 album A New Morning, their final collection prior to a seven-year hiatus, which did not even receive an official North American release at the time.
Michael Boguski is no stranger to making music for worthy causes. In 2018, he and other notable Canadian musicians formed the Cold Manitoba project to benefit the Native Addictions Council of Manitoba. He has also given his support to Toronto’s Regent Park School of Music, which had the side effect of inspiring Boguski to reconnect with his roots in jazz improvisation. Following the release of his 2018 debut solo album Blues For The Penitent, he formed the Michael Boguski Trio and released the album Detour in 2019. Its sole original composition, “King Ramsey,” was a tribute to jazz legend Ramsey Lewis and was recognized by the Jazz Foundation of America.
This is a fundraising event for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. https://www.cufoundation.ca/