Bickert, Edward Isaac
Edward Isaac Bickert"Ed," jazz guitarist (b at Hochfeld, Man 29 Nov 1932). Canada's best-known jazz guitarist, Bickert began his professional career about 1955 in Toronto, working with Ron COLLIER
, Rob MCCONNELL
, Don THOMPSON
and, for more than 25 years, Moe KOFFMAN
. Developing a unique, understated style of considerable harmonic sophistication, he achieved international prominence through his work in 1974-76 with US saxophonist Paul Desmond. His emergence was supported by his own early recordings (1975-78) and by those with McConnell's Boss Brass. He recorded a dozen LPs and CDs as a leader or coleader to 1997, including several (eg, I Wished upon the Moon
, Third Floor Richard
) for the noted California label Concord Jazz. The LP Ed Bickert/Don Thompson
received a Juno award in 1979. Bickert was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1997.
Links to Other Sites
A biography of acclaimed jazz musician Ed Bickert. From the canadianjazzarchive.org website.
Ed Bickert Trio
Listen to audio clips featuring the Ed Bickert Trio. From iTunes.
Lollipops and Roses
View a video of the Ed Bickert Trio performing Lollipops and Roses." From YouTube.
An information page about jazz musician Ed Bickert. From California State University.