Scott Marshall releases new Album “The Solutude Suite”

The Solitude Suite is Banood saxophonist and composer Scott Marshall’s sixth album. Performed by Canadian jazz icons Kevin Turcotte, Mike Downes, Terry Clarke, (and Marshall himself), this album of original tunes is top-notch jazz. We’re so proud of Scott’s latest album. Do us a favour and buy his album here to help support the work of this wonderful Canadian composer/musician.

Hope you’re feeling fine

The members of Banood decided to record a song after a prolonged hiatus. It has been 34 years since Banood recorded a song. The isolation of the pandemic was the catalyst to bring the band back together and record another tune. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking ahead at recording another tune.

Please enjoy the Banood version of “Whistle Down the Wind”, composed by Nick Heyward.

Composer/lyricist: Nick Heyward
Bass: Michael Bain
Trombone and arranging: Henry Bland
Soprano and Tenor Saxophone: Scott Marshall
Background vocals and misc. effects: Thomas Peattie
Guitar and Vocals: Mark Sander
Drums: Ashwin Sood
Percussion and Keyboard: Lorne Yudcovitch

Mark Sander plays singer/songwriter showcase with Pat Strain and Matt Robertson

Mark Sander, Pat Strain, Matt Robertson
Mark Sander played a singer/songwriter showcase at the The Bourbon Room in St Albert on June 29, 2016. Accompanied by Pat Strain (12-string electric), and Matt Robertson (bass), Mark played a selection of his catalog of original songs. While some of the songs are classics from Cone of Silence, a few new songs were performed in public for the first time. Mark reports that the new songs will appear on an upcoming release.

[Note: audio quality is sketchy, please use caution]

Nihahi Ridge CD

Scott Marshall releases CD “Nihahi Ridge”

Banood saxophone player Scott Marshall has been busy working with his quartet.  His latest CD is the fourth by this Toronto-based saxophonist and composer.

Nihahi Ridge features ten Marshall originals.

The CD showcases the talents of his quartet, who effortlessly interpret Marshall’s compositions.  It’s clear that the ensemble has been together a long time. The band is tight and full of musical conversation.  Flowing beautifully through bright intense swing tunes, funky soulful songs, longing sentimental ballads, moody atmospheres, and a traditional Scottish melody the CD will delight all who hear it. This is one CD with a subtle groove from beginning to end!

Available: CD Baby   |  iTunes


Ashwin Sood’s GeL releases EP

GeL is (Banood drummer) Ashwin Sood’s latest musical project. Working with partners Roberta Carter Harrison and Ken Harrison they have released a new self-titled EP.

Roberta and Ken are the founding members of Wild Strawberries. Ashwin has worked with Wild Strawberries before, appearing on their prior albums.

The EP is available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify. CD versions are available at Indie Pool.

Banood reunited

Banood reunited 2005

Members of Banood reunited briefly in Calgary this week. The reunion was a multi-day fesival that began with an almost-sold-out concert at the Sir Winston Churchill High School Team Teaching Theatre. The concert, known as “TTT3”, was widely regarded as “the best performance of Banood since TTT2.” The week-long festival of peace and love included a private screening of the “Fighting in Sunshine” movie, a dinner gathering and an evening of wine-tasting. When asked if this was the final reunion of Banood, band member Henry Bland commented, “I think we all ate and drank a little too much. It’s probably a good idea for us to digest a little before doing this again.”