Melodies Pure and True

by Jim Gelcer

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Little Wing 06:47
Lean On Me 05:04
Signs 04:03


Jim Gelcer is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer, yogi and in-demand collaborator who's performed and recorded with many high-profile artists. On this album, Gelcer teams up with two of Canada's jazz icons to pay homage to the pop soul classics that influenced and shaped the artist he is today - global in style, popular in nature, fat and funky in tone.


released February 11, 2016

Reg Schwager: Guitar
George Koller: Bass
Jim Gelcer: Vocals, Drums

Produced by Jim Gelcer
Recorded at Number 9 Recording Studio, Toronto, Canada, by Bernie Cisternas
Additional recording by James Rohr
Mixed by John Switzer
Mastered by Taras Petryk at SerpentOne Studios

Copyright © 2016

What people are saying about "Melodies Pure and True":

"The album title ... gets right to the essence of Gelcer's latest recording. Depending only on Reg Schwager on guitar and George Koller on bass (while Gelcer performs the very rare feat - in jazz, at least - of accompanying himself on drums), his vocal interpretations of classic pop tunes from the '60s and '70s show why we all loved these songs in the first place. With masterful singers like Gelcer finding new ways to present these old songs, these melodies will indeed always be with us - pure and true.
Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio

“Lilting and swinging, Gelcer sings with a purity of tone, a resonant vocal aesthetic and a deeply embedded rhythmic sensibility…a joyous soundtrack for all the groovy, funky and glorious moments of your life.”
Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, The WholeNote

“It's a very easy groove all the way through... A good addition to the Canadian jazz universe!”
John Devenish, Host: Dinner Jazz 6 to 9pm, Mon-Fri, JAZZ.FM91

“Congrats on a tasteful recording!”
Jaymz Bee, On-Air Host, Producer & Jazz Safari Bwana, JAZZ.FM91

“Great recording!”
Lauren Hancock, programmer, Tonic/CBC Radio 2, CBC jazz streams

“Thanks for the swell records!”
Terry McElligott, On-Air Host, JAZZ.FM91

“Very nicely done. A new twist on an ‘old classic’. It’s an honour for me to know that you picked one of our songs to record!”
Steve Hollingworth, Five Man Electrical Band

“Great CD… An especially great selection of tunes!”
Bill McBirnie, jazz flutist extraordinaire

“Love it to bits. Beautiful stuff.”
Penny Barr, Senior Artist/Designer, The Globe and Mail

“Man this CD sounds beautiful!! Really digging it! Great vibe and tunes. You guys are happening.”
Kim Ratcliffe, guitarist/music educator

“Great song choices and instrumentation. On A Clear Day? Fannnntasticcccc!!!”
Carrie Chesnutt, saxophonist/vocalist

“Superb musicianship! Jim Gelcer has a voice to share and optimistically inspire.”
Byron Bellows, composer


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