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Diana Panton

Diana Panton's latest release "solstice/equinox" is an exquisitely cra­fted jewel of an album whose multiple facets enchant the listener. As Diana's pristine voice lures us to follow her through the changing seasons, she takes us on a journey through time and space echoing both the ephemeral and enduring qualities of the cycles of love and life. Once again, Diana's repertoire selection is masterful and Don Thompson's superior arrangements provide luxurious wrapping for Diana's jeweled tones. Equally impressive is the diamond-quality soloing throughout this album. Saxophonist extraordinaire Phil Dwyer (Order of Canada) is featured on soprano sax in spring and later returns on tenor in autumn. Guido Basso's (Order of Canada) liquid flugelhorn and playful trumpet are featured in summer and winter. Don Thompson (Order of Canada) provides lyrical accompaniment on piano, vibes and bass throughout, along with the exemplary guitar work of Reg Schwager (four-time National Jazz Award Winner). The album went to #1 on the HMV Jazz Chart in Hong Kong upon its release.

"Throughout solstice/equinox her instrument is gorgeous, lustrous, precise and feather-light. Her musicianship is ineffably beautiful as she digs into the expression of each word, brings ceaseless variety to soft dynamics and gives every phrase hallowed grace." - Raul da Gama, liner notes