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Spine Monicker

  • Canada Council for the Arts

Sitting down to listen to an album of improvised music is like sitting down to a dinner prepared by guest chefs given artistic license. The Squid’s Ear, USA

Very manoeuvrable and vivid interactions, built from small gestures and movements by all three players. A joy! Vital, Netherlands

Arthur Bull and Roger Turner first played together in 2002 as part of a workshop ensemble at the Guelph Jazz Festival. After periodic concerts as a duo and in other ad hoc contexts in the intervening years, they invited Scott Thomson to join them during a Halifax residency in 2017, after which they adopted the bandname, Monicker. Spine is their first disc, recorded at David Bryant’s charming Montréal studio, The Pines, during a June 2018 tour of Eastern Canada.


  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits


  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

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Scott Thomson, Arthur Bull, Roger Turner

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