Paul Cram Orchestra – Live in Lisbon

Paul Cram - Live in Lisbon

1. Life of Crime 12:50
2. Gaucho Joe 8:15
3. Kafka’s Chair 5:45
4. Trouble in Paradise 16:13
5. B♭ Restaurant 2:49
6. High Ground 10:46

Paul Cram
Recorded live in Lisbon, Portugal, August 8th, 2004
Featuring exclusively the compositions of two-time Juno Jazz Nominee Paul Cram, the Paul Cram Orchestra rocks its way across a landscape of intense musical beauty with ferocious solos and deadly ensemble. Recorded live in concert at the “Jazz em Agosto” Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, August 8th, 2004, the music of Live in Lisbon is evocative, irresistible, and the performance is electrifying. These exceptional musicians plumb the depths of improvisation and bring back gems!

Paul Cram Orchestra

Paul Cram – leader, composer, arranger, tenor sax, clarinet
Don Palmer – alto & soprano sax, flutes
Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet, clarinet
John Scott – electric cello
Rick Waychesko – trumpet
Tom Walsh – trombone
Steven Naylor – piano, keyboards
John Gzowski – guitar
Alan Baculis – electric bass
Dave Burton – drums


“Unlike anything anyone else is doing in Canada these days.” – Mark Miller, Toronto Globe and Mail

“A sharp sense of humor.” – Jim Roberts, Downbeat Magazine

“As strong a large ensemble as this country possesses.” – Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight