Amazing Placebo-esque moments shine through on this ultra rare Canadian Jazz LP that has quite literally taken me 15 years to track down.
In 1976 Sealy went to Toronto where he has worked extended engagements in jazz rooms and lounges (eg, intermittently 1980-3 at Errol's) and served as musical director for a succession of musicals through the 1980s, including Spring Thaw, Indigo, Ain't Misbehavin', More Sweet Reason, One More Stop, Madame Gertrude and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, taking acting roles in several.
Sealy has written scores and/or songs for TV and film, and several themes for jazz group. Of the latter, Sealy has recorded Early Morning Blues, Dumpling, Clear Vision, Playa Caliente, Fat Cat and Distant Shores. An efficient jazz pianist whose style continues to show the influence of his early models, Oscar Peterson and Horace Silver, he has accompanied several leading US musicians in their Canadian appearances, including Buddy DeFranco, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and Joe Williams at Pepe's in Halifax. In 1979 he toured in the USA with David Clayton-Thomas and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Joe Sealy: electric piano, acoustic piano organ, percussion
Don Palmer: soprano sax, alto sax, flutes, percussion
Tim Cohoon: drums, percussion
Skip Beckwith: bass, percussion
Tom Gibson: additional percussion
Dave Hellyer: dditional percussion
Recorded at Solar Audio & Recording Limited, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in August, 1976
Engineered by Russ Brannon and Harold Tsistinas
Produced by Skip Beckwith and Russ Brannon