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Avi Granite 6 - Operator

Avi Granite 6 presents their most succinct and focussed studio recording to date: Operator. The group navigates Granite's compositions with a fine tuned sensitivity, finding improvisational launchpads at every turn, while retaining a clarity of ensemble unity (PMR016).

Featuring: Jim Lewis (Fluglehorn), Peter Lutek (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone), Tom Richards (Trombone), Avi Granite (Guitar), Neal Davis (Bass), Ted Warren (Drums).



Avi Granite's In Good Hands

Canadian Composer/Guitarist Avi Granite celebrates his musical roots by spotlighting some of Canada's finest musicians in solo performance. Hear Pat LaBarbera in his only known solo recording as well as some of Canada's finest musicians in an intimate listening experience (PMR015).

Featuring: Pat LaBarbera (Tenor Saxophone), Ted Warren (Drums), Scott Peterson (Bass), Jim Lewis (Fluglehorn), Ted Quinlan (Guitar), Brian Kobayakawa (Bass), Peter Lutek (Bassoon), Neal Davis (Bass), Brian Dickinson (Piano), Tom Richards (Trombone/Prepared Room), Nick Fraser (Drums).



Andrew James Barker - Northern Rústico

On Northern Rústico, we hear the Toronto guitarist/composer at his most adventurous. Stylistically open-ended and harmonically rich, Rustico tugs at your heartstrings at one moment and crests a cosmic wave at the next (PMR014).

Featuring: Andrew James Barker (Guitars, LapSteel, Synth, and Bass), Mack Longpre (Drums/Percussion), Neal Davis (Bass), Michael Herring (Bass), James McKie (Violin), Braxton Raymond (Bass Clarinet, Flute), Ken Yoshioka (Harmonica).



Daniel Carter and Avi Granite - Together Song

The improvisations of Daniel Carter and Avi Granite Vol. 1. NYC free jazz legend Daniel Carter and guitarist/composer Avi Granite debut their duet explorations and musical conversations (PMR013) .

Featuring: Daniel Carter(Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Avi Granite (electric guitar).



Avi Granite 6 - Orbit

The long awaited 2nd studio album from the AG6. A modern neo-jazz sextet performing original composition by Avi Granite. Orbit (PMR012) marks ten years since the groups debut Red Tree.

Featuring: Jim Lewis (trumpet), Peter Lutek (reeds), Tom Richards (trombone), Avi Granite (guitar), Neal Davis (bass), Ted Warren (drums).
Limited edition 12" vinyl or digital download




Have You Heard?

Baritone saxophone virtuosos David Mott and Vinny Golia debut on PMR with the release of Have You Heard? (PMR011). Beautifully captured improvised exchanges and explorations.

Featuring: David Mott (bari-sax) and Vinny Golia (bari-sax).
~ out of print





3l3ct - Building Castles

The micro-EP debut from 3l3ct explores electronic sonic textures.






Greg de Denus - Solo Piano, Live at Gallery 345

Pianist and composer Greg de Denus presents his solo debut for Pet Mantis Records (PMR009). This album was recorded live at Gallery 345 in Toronto on March 2013.

Featuring: Greg de Denus (piano).





Avi Granite's Verse - Snow Umbrellas

Guitarist and composer Avi Granite presents his 3rd CD as a leader Verse - Snow Umbrellas (PMR008). The debut release of Verse features a new body of work composed for this modern New York quartet.

Featuring: Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Avi Granite (guitar), Jerry DeVore (bass), Owen Howard (drums).






The music of this exciting and new quintet presents a strong current of very human sounds of comfort, yearning, exhilaration, and anguish. "START" boasts a highly tuned sense of pacing and incredible ensemble work

Featuring: Peter Lutek (reeds), Greg de Denus (piano), Tom Richards (trombone), Dan Fortin (bass), and Ethan Ardelli (drums).

~ limited CDs available contact to order





Lake Vernon Drowning - Man of Leisure Man of War

Lake Vernon Drowing's sophomore release featuring all new eclectic works. The electro rock pop experimental brainchild of Andrew James Barker (core member of Toronto based band Bruce Peninsula).
Review in Exclaim! Magazine

Featuring: Andrew Barker.





Red Blue Green - Transparent Thesis

Red Blue Green is a progressive acoustic jazz trio based in Toronto. With joyful abandon the band members explore and deconstruct the balance between lyricism and abstraction.

Featuring: Tom Richards (p), Andrew Pacheco (b), Jay Sussman (d).
~ limited CDs available contact to order





Urs Blöchlinger Tribute

A Tribute to the great Swiss saxophonist and composer by a stellar international band.

Featuring: Neal Davis (b), Dieter Ulrich (d), Christoph Baumann (p), Peter Lutek (reeds), Tom Richards (trb), Kelly Jefferson (sop sx).

~ limited CDs available contact to order





Avi Granite:6 - Red Tree

The “Avi Granite:6” is a neo-jazz group out of Toronto. Red Tree features Chris Roberts (as), Jon Kay (ts), Tom Richards (tb), Avi Granite (g), Neal Davis (b) and Nick Fraser (d), released Nov.2007. Reviews.

digital download from the artist also available on itunes





Avi Granite:5

Avi Granite’s modern jazz concept includes Tom Richards(tb), Neal Davis(b), Kevin Brow(d), Fraser Calhoun(as) with a guest appearance by Jon Kay(ts). Three studio tracks and two tracks live at The Rex in Toronto.

~ out of print

Improvised Organic Breaks - "Three Cuts in London"

Electronica influenced live trio, Nautilus improvised this album in one long studio session that featured Avi Granite(g), Scott Peterson(b) and Kevin Howley(d) at the peak of their collective effort, released November 2004.

out of print



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