Debut Album

Debut Album

Blending straight ahead jazz, rock, and contemporary music, Thomas Steele's debut album 'The Bends' pushes the boundaries of jazz with a unique style and feel unlike any other album of its kind. From the blues to a ballad, from swing to straight, this versatile album is the epitome of modern jazz.


Released on Saturday August 10, 2019


Personnel 

Thomas Steele Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Effects

Max Filazek Electric Guitar, Effects

Noah Franche-Nolan Piano, Electric Rhodes

Evan Gratham Upright Bass

Jacob Slous Drum Set, Percussion


Album Credits

Recorded at Noble Street Studios (Toronto, ON) on July 20, 2019
Recorded by Kevin O'Leary and Michael Gnocato
Mixed by Kevin O'Leary
Mastered by Jay Hodgson

Album Art by Irene Harrett
Art Design by Thomas Steele 


Find it on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, BandCamp and all other online music streaming platforms

Live Videos

Thomas Steele's Synthesis Quintet perform Something, Sometime (Comp. Kurt Rosenwinkel) live at The Emmet Ray in Toronto, ON, on March 22nd, 2019.

Thomas Steele Group performing The Low Places (Comp. Jon Hopkins, Arr. Thomas Steele) live at The Burdock in Toronto, ON, on February 3rd, 2019.

Thomas Steele Group performing Corlear's Hook (Comp. Bryn Roberts, Arr. Thomas Steele) live at The Burdock on February 3rd, 2019

Thomas Steele playing bass clarinet with the University of Toronto 11:00 Jazz Orchestra. Recorded live at Toronto's Walter Hall, on November 28th, 2018.

Thomas Steele playing baritone saxophone with the University of Toronto 11:00 Jazz Orchestra. Recorded live at Toronto's Walter Hall, on November 28th, 2018.