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False Ghosts, Minor Fears

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 Marilyn Lerner on piano, Karen Ng on saxophone, and Nick Fraser on drums.

"False Ghosts and Minor Fears" is the second album in a jazz trilogy, building on 2020's "Bog Standards" with more tunes that blur the lines between composition and improvisation in the tradition of the Jimmy Giuffre 3, Carla Bley, and Ornette Coleman, this time with some 1980s King Crimson added for good measure.

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


released April 17, 2020

See Through 4 is:

Marilyn Lerner - Piano
Karen Ng - Saxophone
Pete Johnston - Bass
Nick Fraser - Drums

All compositions by Pete Johnston (SOCAN)

Recorded November 2019 at Union Sound Company
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Fedge
Artwork by Mike Smith, band photo by Chantale Renée

See Through 4 acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the Government of Ontario), and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council


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