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Permanent Moving Parts

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 Lina Allemano on trumpet, Michael Davidson on vibraphone, and long-time collaborator Jake Oelrichs on drums.

"Permanent Moving Parts" is the third album in a jazz trilogy, building on 2020's "False Ghosts and Minor Fears" and "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-era Rush mixed in to keep it real.

The critics have had this to say of our efforts:

"The line-up of Toronto-based bassist Pete Johnston's See Through 4 typically changes from record to record, but this one's a keeper…they swing with such a light touch you might almost miss their covertly proggy digressions." - Bill Meyer, Wire

"What Permanent Moving Parts has in common with Tristano and Dolphy, as it does with all the best jazz, is freshness, inventiveness and experimentalism. The band is also a listening band, in which the individual musicians are acutely attentive and responsive to each other… There is a lot to be enjoyed here, and a lot of fun to be had doing so." - Chris May, All About Jazz

"Music with a free spirit, a distinct direction and full of surprising twists. They go from counterpoint to swing and everything comes out in a natural flow. Contemporary 'jazz' at its best!" - Geert Ryssen, Full Circle Music


released March 12, 2021

Lina Allemano - trumpet
Michael Davidson - vibraphone
Pete Johnston - bass
Jake Oelrichs - drums

All compositions by Pete Johnston (SOCAN)

Recorded February 2020 at Union Sound Company
Produced by Mike Smith
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Fedge
Artwork by Mike Smith, band photo by Fedge

See Through 4 acknowledges the support of the Canada Council For The Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the Government of Ontario)


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