Lucas Sader interviewed by Neil Colligan on Classic 107FM's Jazz After 9

Lucas Sader dropped by Classic 107FM's studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to appear on Neil Colligan's Jazz After 9 broadcast. Colligan asked Sader about the formation of The Lucas Sader Project, the release and response to his debut album Apollo, and much more.   

To listen to the entire interview, CLICK HERE.

Dated: March 21st, 2014

The Lucas Sader Project's Apollo nominated for 3rd Annual Julian Award of Excellence.

Presented by The Jazz Spectrum on CJSV 90.1FM out of the greater Vancouver area, British Columbia, the award honors emerging Canadian jazz artists. The Lucas Sader Project is nominated along with Pram Trio (Toronto), Curtis Nowosad (Winnipeg), Ben Henriques (Vancouver), Frawn Fritzen (Whitehorse), and Jordana Talsky (Toronto). 

A fan vote decided the winner of the award. From Wednesday, January 22nd until Tuesday, January 28th, fans submitted their votes. Fawn Fritzen won the award. 

Dated: January 30th, 2014

Apollo reaches #1 on National Jazz Chart and cracks the charts across Canada.


Yearly Charts

#6 on earshot!'s 2013 National Jazz Chart while ranking as Canada's #1 Independent Jazz Album!  Click here to see the full chart. 


Monthly Charts

#1 on January's !earshot National Jazz Chart! Published Tuesday, February 5th. Click here to see the full chart.

#57 on January's !earshot National Top 200 Chart! Published Tuesday, February 5th. Click here to see the chart.


Weekly Charts

Peaked at #1 on !earshot's National Jazz Chart! Click here to see the latest chart.

Debuted at #44 on !earshot's National Top 50 ChartPublished Wednesday, January 16th. Click here to see the chart.


Station Breakdown

Winnipeg, Manitoba - CJUM 101.5FM

#11 on their Top 30 Chart this week. Published Tuesday, February 26th. Click here to see the chart.

Victoria, British Columbia - UFUV 101.9FM

- Peaked at #1 on their Jazz Chart - #6 on their Top 30 Chart

Edmonton, Alberta - CJSR 88.5FM 

- Peaked at #3 on their Jazz Chart - #26 on their Top 30 Chart

Calgary, Alberta - CJSW 90.9FM

- Peaked at #2 on their Jazz Chart - #20 on their Top 30 Chart.

Thunder Bay, Ontario - CILU 102.7FM

- Peaked at #4 on their Jazz Chart.

Hamilton, Ontario - CFMU 93.3FM

- Debuted at #18 on their Top 30 Chart.

London, Ontario - CHRW 94.9FM

- Reached #3 on their Jazz Chart.

North York, Ontario - CHRY 105.5FM

- Debuted at #8 on their Top 30 Chart.

Windsor, Ontario - CJAM 99.1FM

- Reached #4 on their Jazz Chart. 

Ottawa, Ontario - CHUO 89.1FM

- Debuted at #4 on their Jazz Chart.

Montreal, Quebec - CISM 89.3FM

- Debuted at #9 on their Jazz Chart

Saint John, New Brunswick - CFMH 107.3FM

- Debuted at #18 on their Top 30 Chart

Below is a review of The Lucas Sader Project's debut album, "Apollo: Tribute to the Miles Davis Quintet", by Chris Smith of the Winnipeg Free Press.

The Lucas Sader Project

Apollo, Tribute to the Miles Davis Quintet (Lucas Sader Music)

Winnipeg drummer Lucas Sader has taken on a tough task by recording a tribute to Miles Davis's second great quintet, one of the most formidable bands in jazz history.

Sader put together a good band of young local musicians -- bassist Karl Kohut, pianist Paul De Gurse, saxophonist Paul Balcain -- and veteran trumpeter Derrick Gardner, one of the drummer's instructors in the U of M jazz studies program. They capture the essence of the Miles quintet while keeping tunes such as Stella by Starlight, Blue in Green and The Sorcerer current. De Gurse and Gardner especially stand out on Stella.

Sader's composition Apollo is very good and fits seamlessly into the Miles theme. His Moonrise and Blues for Wynton Kelly, the theme played three times, are engaging tunes. Gardner's sense of Miles is a key to the recording, as is Sader's sometimes understated, often eloquent drumming. 

4 Stars

DOWNLOAD THIS: Apollo, The Sorcerer

-- Chris Smith

Published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012. Click here and scroll down to check out the online publication of the review.

Lucas Sader was interviewed by Aaron Epp of The Uniter in advance of The Lucas Sader Project's "Apollo: Tribute to the Miles Davis Quintet" Album Release. Check out the interview below.

More Music This Week: The Lucas Sader Project

Why did Lucas Sader decide to use his debut album, Apollo, to pay tribute to jazz icon Miles Davis’s 1960s quintet?

“I feel they totally changed the way people think about small group jazz playing,” explains 21-year-old drummer and bandleader Sader.

“Also, the drummer in the group, Tony Williams - who was only 17 at the time he joined Miles - was already changing the way people thought about jazz drumming. He had a totally different sound and concept when he approached the drums, and the fact that he was so young makes it even more (impressive). Words can’t even express how awesome his playing was at such a young age.”

The Lucas Sader Project, which also features world-renowned trumpeter Derrick Gardner, alto/tenor saxophonist Paul Balcain, pianist Paul DeGurse and bassist Karl Kohut, will release the album with a performance at the West End Cultural Centre on Thursday, Nov. 22.

The group recorded the disc live off the floor in one five-hour session this past June. In addition to compositions by Davis, the 11-song collection features five originals by Sader.

“Miles Davis was an artist who was always trying to reach for something more - he was always going somewhere different,” Sader says. “I felt it was crucial that this album do that as well, so that’s why I included my own songs on there.”

Thursday’s concert starts at 8 p.m. and will feature guest musicians Will Bonness on piano and Erin Propp on vocals. Comedian Reggie San Miguel will act as host for the evening.

Advance tickets are $15 ($12 for students) and available at the WECC, Music Trader and They are $20 at the door.

- Aaron Epp

Published in The Uniter on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012. Click here to check out the online publication of the interview.

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