Gray Matter

"Jazz isn't dead - its just got a new sound."

Ingrid Jensen – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Eli Bennett – Tenor Sax
Todd Pentney - Hammond B3/Piano
Justin Gray - Upright/Electric Bass
Derek Gray - Drums/Percussion
w/ Jill Harris - Vocals

"Eulogy" – paying homage to the late Canadian political leader Jack Layton – was composed around the words of Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes (Grand Marshall of WorldPride Toronto, member of the Order of Canada for his social activism on behalf of the LGBTQ community). With Brent’s blessing, the track features spoken word samples from Layton's state funeral, hugged by a four-part harmony blend from vocalist Jill Harris, and a sonic exploration lead by Ingrid Jensen – collectively offered as a heartfelt tribute to Jack.