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The Silent Wish


The Silent Wish

Bill McBirnie

Bill McBirnie’s latest Extreme Flute release, The Silent Wish, puts the spotlight on the acclaimed flutist’s superior craftsmanship along with that of his longstanding accompanist, pianist Bernie Senensky.

Both musicians, members of Local 149 (Toronto, ON), are featured in an intimate duo setting that exhibits levels of musicianship and simpatico developed over a 15-year period of collaboration. The two previously recorded together in an organ trio format (Find Your Place with Anthony Michelli of Local 149 on drums) and in a quartet format (Paco Paco with Neil Swainson of Local 149 on bass and John Sumner of Local 149 on drums).

Here, in an unadorned “one-on-one” format in The Silent Wish, McBirnie and Senensky execute a diverse range of material, all of which is integrated by a ubiquitous “minor theme” that was inspired by Bill’s wife, Svetlana, to whom the album is dedicated.

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