Bog Standards

by See Through 4

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See Through 4 is a moniker for a rotating cast of Toronto-based musicians that play tunes by bassist Pete Johnston. On this outing Johnston is joined by Rebecca Hennessy on trumpet, Karen Ng on saxophone, and Jake Oelrichs on drums.

"Bog Standards" is the first album of a jazz trilogy by See Through 4. The tunes here are re-imaginings of songs from Pete Johnston's See Through Music back catalogue, made with a new combination of veterans from previous See Through projects. The influences of Jimmy Giuffre, Carla Bley, and Ornette Coleman shine through these performances, but more important is the entirely more local chemistry between the players, who have played together across many different ensembles in Toronto over the years.

The critics have had this to say of our efforts:

“Intricate, contrapuntal compositions with inventive improvisation, incorporating concepts from electronic music, progressive rock and free jazz.” — Adam Feibel, Jazz FM, A guide to some of the best jazz on Bandcamp

“His compositions sound nothing like prog rock now, but the way his music sequences dissimilar segments will make sense to anyone who spent some time listening to side-long Yes and Genesis epics, even though Johnston never lets things get so out of hand.”— Bill Meyer, Dusted

“As a primer for the vivacity of the contemporary Toronto jazz scene, you could do worse than this set. It features four of the city’s finest players,
combining to create a stomping post-bop masterclass.” — Chris Baber, JazzViews

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released March 20, 2020

Rebecca Hennessy - trumpet
Karen Ng - saxophone
Pete Johnston - bass
Jake Oelrichs - drums

All compositions by Pete Johnston
Recorded October 2019 at Union Sound Company
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Fedge
Artwork by Mike Smith, band photo by Fedge

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