New Beginnings
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Juno award winning saxophonist & composer and nine-time nominee Kirk MacDonald hosts legendary American pianist Harold Mabern alongside Canadian greats bassist Neil Swainson, drummer André White, and saxophonist Pat LaBarbera.


  1. On the Sierra Nevada 8:44
  2. Starlight 9:50
  3. Lament for a Better Tomorrow 10:36
  4. Sideways 7:15
  5. Kirk’s Blues 10:28
  6. Calendula 10:09
  7. New Beginnings 11:04
  8. Miles from Anywhere 6:45

Kirk MacDonald: saxophone
Rob Smith: trumpet and fluglehorn
Lorne Lofsky: guitar
Brian Dickinson: piano
Neil Swainson: bass
Jerry Fuller: drums

Juno Award Nomination – Best Mainstream Jazz Album
Canadian Indie Music Award Nomination – Best Jazz Recording

Engineered By: André White
Recorded at: Reaction Studio, Toronto, Ontario
Art Direction: Greg Sutherland
Photography: Bill King
Produced by: Andre Whité and Kirk MacDonald

Label: Radioland RACD 10016

Vista Obscura
Deep Shadows
Songbook Vol. 2
Songbook Vol. 1
Family Suite
Pure and Simple
New Beginnings
The Atlantic Sessions
The Revellers