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Grant Stewart
1971 -
G. Stewart
Grant Stewart (04/06/1971) is a Canadian jazz saxophonist. Stewart was born in Toronto, Ontario on June 4, 1971. His father was a part-time jazz guitarist. Aged ten, Stewart played on alto sax solos from saxophonists Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, and Wardell Gray that had been transcribed by his father. "By his early teens, Stewart had already found performance experience with such artists as Pat LaBarbera and Bob Mover". By 18 he "was leading a quartet in Toronto, including for a regular gig at C'est What café and pub"; and he moved to New York City when he was 19. In New York, Stewart first played with guitarist Peter Bernstein and saxophonist Jesse Davis. He then began playing at Smalls Jazz Club from when it opened in 1993. His younger brother, Philip, has been a drummer in Stewart's bands since 2005. For his 2007 recording Young at Heart, Stewart chose some challenging compositions, including by Elmo Hope and Neal Hefti, as well as originals. On Around the Corner in 2010, Stewart also played soprano sax.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2018
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Grant Stewart—Requiem. As most jazz fans know, Grant Stewart is one of the finest tenor saxophonists around today and among the busiest. On his new release, Requiem, Grant applies his composing talents to a choral album with spectacular results. The original work by Grant is sung magnificently by the Festino Chamber Choir and Alexandra Makarova. I recently listened to the album two days running. It's beautiful. The album was recorded in the historic Lutheran Church of St Katherine in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Requiem contains:
01. Introit 3:22
02. Kyrie 2:53
03. Pie Jesu 2:20
04. Sanctus 2:28
05.. Benedictus 2:24
06.. Agnus Dei 2:27
07. Lux Aeterna 3:34
08. Libera Me 3:03