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Hi and Welcome! I’m so glad that you’re checking my ‘Listening Room. My last release is just below this post.


Yes, I now have all the music online now from our last show. This was recorded live at St. Clement’s in Montreal. Some of these tunes will be re-recorded for my next release. Hope you enjoy them.

Note: This is un-mastered. It was a very hot,humid night. Our drummer, Dave Laing played mostly brushes due to sound constraints.

A big thank you to Paul Johnston, our bassist (also an excellent sound engineer) who recorded this as a gift to the band. Thanks Paul! I also want to thanks his assistant who came in for the session.

Geoff Lapp Trio Live At St​.​Clement’s, Aug 22, 2009, St. Clement’s Anglican Church 4322 Wellington St. Verdun.

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    DOWNLOAD ALL (ZIP ARCHIVE) (coming soon)

    Hi and Welcome! I’m so glad that you’re checking my ‘Listening Room. This is the place where you will get to listen to new music, some outtakes and of course the final result, a new release from the Geoff Lapp Trio. I will be posting some new tunes by Sept.1. This will be all new material that was recorded at St. Clement’s Church on Aug 22,2009.

    In the meantime.  Kick back and enjoy my last musical outing. It’ called “Stained Glass”.

    The sound files at the very bottom of this page are encoded as high quality Wav files.(and for sale)

    I’ve  installed two different streaming players so you can listen to my last CD.

    If you prefer to check out my originals only. Link just below.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Listen in with the Soundcloud Player.

    The full Cd here:

    “Stained Glass has received excellent reviews,” I breath a sigh of relief, Check out these nice accolades here:

    “Stained Glass” was named one of Top 10 Canadian Jazz Albums of 2007 by Jazz Columnist Len Dobbin.

    ‘Stained Glass’ track listing:

    “Sunny Rays” (G. Lapp)
    “Elsa” (Earl Zindars)
    “With A Song In My Heart” (Rogers & Hart)
    “Day Dream” (B. Strayhorn)
    “Kathy’s Waltz” (G. Lapp)
    “Yo Bro” (G. Lapp)
    “Theme For Margaret” (G. Lapp)
    “Zack In The Box” (G. Lapp)
    “The Party’s Over” (J. Styne)
    “Sweet Lorraine” (M. Parish & C. Burwell)

    Liner Notes

    From the freestyle sparkle of Sunny Rays to the tightly patterned swing of The Party’s Over, Stained Glass reflects a wide spectrum of jazz colours. The album opens with a light-hearted caprice, glistening with bright, glassy tones that conjure up the play of sunlight at the edges of freshly-contoured glass. Hues deepen in Elsa, the Earl Zindars tune which Bill Evans elevated to jazz standard status. Initiated with a crystalline, Satie-like intro, the song soon liquefies into a wistful swing. The trio moves into straight-ahead swing on Richard Rogers’ show-tune With a Song in My Heart, with fine soloing featured all round as eights and fours get traded. Up next is a languorous rendition of Billy Strayhorn’s Day Dream, tinted with smoky brush-work, followed by a bluesy, minor-key original entitled Kathy’s Waltz. Yo, Bro, another original, returns us to a sunnier palette of primary colours and rhythms. The ‘Rose Window’ of the album, Theme for Margret, is a song full of complex hues, modulating between mournful and contemplative, and resolving towards a gospel-laced hint of spiritual grace. Then along comes the playful Zack in the Box, a funky original with a mock-stealthy, Mancini-meets-Horace Silver theme. Sweet Lorraine finds the trio swinging hard once again, and the disc closes with The Party’s Over, another solidly swinging standard. Stained Glass is an apt title for this collection of tunes; melodic lines are delivered with glassy clarity and chords come shimmering through with intarsiated precision. It is also an album that leaves lots of room for the listener to explore perspectives and to evolve personal interpretations. So sit back and explore how your own moods filter through the many jazz facets of Stained Glass.

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    Free CD- Live at St. Clement’s

    If you enjoy~ Please feel free to donate Notes: 7-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, or FLAC. Some of these tunes will be re-recorded for my next release.They are un-mastered and were recorded live at St. Clement's Anglican Church Aug. 22, 2009 in Verdun. It was a very hot,humid night. Our drummer, Dave Laing played mostly brushes due to sound constraints.I Hope you enjoy the tunes!

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