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    Acoustic Piano and Clarinet. Two Canadian Jazz musicians have a musical conversation on the theme of Love. Warm, sensible, lyrical jazz, on favourite standards from "Beautiful Love" to "When you wish Upon a Star".

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Dave Renaud is a Jazz clarinet with a lyrical fluidity reflective of his classical background but reflectove of decades of experience in the jazz idiom. He is an Ottawa based Jazz woodwind and clarinet player who brings a wealth of diversity to the table. Dave is an associate professor of clarinet at Carleton University, a regular extra with NAC orchestra pops concerts, pit musician, studio musician, and very active freelancer.

Montreal-born pianist Brian Browne has long been regarded as one of the leading proponents of jazz piano in Canada. Browne's distinctive, bluesy piano style swings with traces of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner and Bill Evans, yet the sound is unmistakably his own.

"First Love" has many faces. The music that early in life first provided a way back. Featuring clarinet, my first wind instrument and first study. The album is dedicated to my wife , Manon, who has given so much. A first album release. I've included two spiritual tunes, Amazing Grace and A Closer Walk With Thee , touching on that which completed the journey. The Boesendorfer grand piano used is one I rebuilt, voiced, and tuned, a trade I also love. Life presents more opportunity then time, and life is full of music. This first album captures moments reflecting upon the journey. Integrated into its framework are elements representing everything that has been most important.
Many thanks to Brian Browne. His piano sessions captured great creativity , sensitivity, and care. Beautiful, sensible jazz that inspired the clarinet trax. Also, thank you to Mike Mullin who assisted with so many technical aspects of this recording.
"Beautiful Love" is the theme, "Alone Together" is the paradigm, "Georgia" is longing for something or someone afar off, "All of You" is the invitation, "Amazing Grace" is the offering, "Night and Day" is the commitment, "I Love You" is the result, "Just a Closer Walk" is the journey, "I'm Old Fashioned" is the disposition, "Where is Love" is the question, and "When You Wish Upon a Star" is about hopes and dreams as we look to the future.

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released February 27, 2016

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Track Name: Beautiful Love
Beautiful love, you're all a mystery
Beautiful love, what have you done to me?
I was contented till you came along
Thrilling my soul with your song

Beautiful love, I've roamed your paradise
Searching for love, my dream to realize
Reaching for heaven, depending on you
Beautiful love, will my dreams come true?
Track Name: Alone Together
Alone together, beyond the crowd
Above the world, we're not too proud
To cling together; we're strong
As long as we're together

Alone together, the blinding rain
The starless night were not in vain
For we're together, and what is there
To fear together?

Our love is as deep as the sea
Our love is as great as a love can be
And we can weather the great unknown
If we're alone together
Track Name: Georgia On My Mind
Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through
An' just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind
Georgia, Georgia, a song of you,
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines
Other arms reach out to me;
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see,
The road leads back to you
Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind
Track Name: All Of You
I love the look(s) of you,(and) the lure of you
The sweet of you, and the pure of you
The eyes, the arms, and the (that) mouth of you
The east, west, north, and the (that) south of you
I'd love to gain complete control of you
Handle even the heart and soul of you
Love at least a small percent of me do
'Cause (Because) I love all of you
Track Name: Amazing Grace
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I'm found.
Was blind but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Then when we first begun.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found.
Was blind, but now I see
Track Name: Night And Day
Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me or far
It's no matter, darling, where you are
I think of you

Night and day, day and night, why is it so
That this longing for you follows wherever I go?
In the roaring traffic's boom
In the silence of my lonely room
Track Name: I Love You
I love you come the April breeze
I love you echoes the hills
I love you the golden dawn agrees
As once more she sees daffodils
It's spring again
And birds on the wing again
Start to sing again
The old melody
I love you
That's song of songs
And it all belongs to you and me
It's spring again
And birds on the wing again
Start to sing again
The old melody
I love you
That's the song of songs
And it all belongs to you and me
Track Name: Just a Closer Walk with Thee
I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Refrain:
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.
Track Name: I'm Old Fashioned
I am not such a clever one
About the latest fads
I admit I was never one
Adored by local lads

Not that I ever try to be a saint
I'm the type that they classify as quaint

I'm old fashioned
I love the moonlight
I love the old fashioned things

The sound of rain
Upon a window pane
The starry song that April sings

This year's fancies
Are passing fancies
But sighing sighs holding hands
These my heart understands

I know I'm old fashioned
But I don't mind it
That's how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

I'm old fashioned
But I don't mind it
That's how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

Oh won't you stay old fashioned with me
Oh please stay old fashioned with me
Track Name: Where is Love
[MRS. SOWEBERRY (spoken)]
Right then, Oliver Twist,
your bed's underneath the counter.
You don't mind sleeping
among coffins I suppose?
It don't much matter whether you do
or you don't cause you can't sleep
nowhere else!

[OLIVER]
Where is love?
Does it fall from skies above?
Is it underneat the willow tree
That I've been dream of?
Where is she?
Who I close my eyes to see?
Will I ever know the sweet "hello"
That's only meant for me?
Who can say where she may hide?
Must I travel far and wide?
'Til I am bedside the someone who
I can mean somethin to ...
Where...?
Where is love?

Who can say where...she may hide?
Must I travel...far and wide?
'Til I am beside...the someone who
I can mean...something to...
Where?
Where is love?
Track Name: When You Wish Upon A Star
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
Fate is kind
She brings to those to love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true