Here are a few snapshots from Barb's performances and recording sessions. Sit in on the fun!
Michael Maxwell, my wonderful producer, contemplates.
Adrean Farrugia working on one of his fluid riffs.
Carolyn Blackwell and Roman Borys perusing Michael’s charts.
Honestly? There’s nothing better than studio time.
Marie Bérard and Annalee Pattipatanacoon “Now, that was a fun take !”
And I mean it too !
John Johnson playing his GREAT solo on Love and Affection.
Jeff Wolpert in his natural habitat.
Alastair Kay's solo on Funny Valentine is not to be missed – simply brilliant.
Mike Francis' “whale music” solos on Like a Lover inspired some great moments for me.
Our family photographer, Richard Davis (aka Ish Ish), and I kicking back between takes.
Jay Alter - multitalented drummer, friend and math whiz !
My “Joy Spring”.
Greg Stone’s solo on Lullaby of the Leaves, sheer silk.
Jeff Wolpert and Sidney Galbraith (who particularly liked the bagels and cream cheese at breakfast, lunch and dinner)
When not writing charts, producing, directing – Michael was on the bass. Is there anything he can’t do?
Singing with Ted Warren is like having a percussive conversation. He’s something special.
When I wasn’t sneaking up on Mark Cashion to take candid photos, he was putting down some great sounds.
Check out his work on My One and Only Love .
William Sperandei, our fantastic trumpet player – on every tune.
Check out Vernon Dorge's hot sounds on Erev Shel Shoshanim, a favorite Hebrew tune of mine.
Michael brought John MacLeod in specifically to do the solo on Like a Lover – what a great choice !
The Home Smith Bar, one of the greatest jazz venues in Toronto. Adrean introduced me to the brilliant bassist Jon Maharaj.
Adrean Farrugia at work at the Home Smith Bar gig.
Jon Maharaj, thinking about that next phrase.
Mark Eisenman’s sweet sounds at the Home Smith Bar.
Jordan O’Connor channeling ideas via bass.
Singing at the Home Smith Bar in 2013.
My husband Fred and his dad Izzy, with friends, in repose during a break at the HSB.
Me with the Mad Bean Trio on a sultry summer Sunday at one of our regular Mad Bean appearances.
Howard Spring kicking back and having a blast at the Mad Bean.
Stephen Leibow taking a solo at the Mad Bean.
Stephen Leibow and Bernard Dionne working through one of the tougher charts at the Mad Bean.
Barb at The Montreal Bistro.
Cudos and thanks to Greg King for the beautifulblack and white candid portraits that we’ve used throughout the site.