Project Description

The Trio Désirée with Don Thompson

This project hopes to create more awareness for people with cancer and to give them back their hope for a better life after their treatment.

Multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson is collaborating with me on this spectacular recording project. He is composing around 10 new songs for my Trio Désirée (Harpist Erica Goodman and cellist Coenraad Bloemendal.) The record will also include at least 15 more cover songs of jazz and musical standards. We are all making this to be of service to a doctor working at the CHUM (University Hospital of Montreal) and a foundation called Virage. Virage supports and helps people to cope after their cancer treatment, it also helps teenagers and families with parents who had treatments.

J’imagine helped us with funds to get this project started. Thank You!

About Don Thompson
One of the few multi-instrumentalists who sounds virtuosic on each chosen instrument, Don Thompson has made significant musical contributions on vibes, bass, and piano. His uncanny ability to move flawlessly from instrument to instrument has made him a valued sideman on the Toronto, and international, jazz scene.  Thompson’s long list of musical associations includes performances (and often recordings) with; Paul Desmond, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, James Moody, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Henderson, Red Mitchell, and Kenny Wheeler. (by dan cross)