Mike Boguski, keyboardist for Canadian roots rock institution Blue Rodeo, continues to explore new musical directions on his latest release, the single “December.” Produced by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies—also on guitar—and featuring a reunion of the original Blue Rodeo rhythm section, bassist Bazil Donovan and drummer Cleave Anderson, the seven-minute “December” offers brooding minimalism reminiscent of Miles Davis’s groundbreaking early forays into electric music in the late 1960s.
The project comes on the heels of Boguski’s first solo album, Blues For The Penitent, a stunning display of his improvisational skills on acoustic piano. Having spent the better part of the past two decades playing with a wide range of artists along with Blue Rodeo, Boguski is now blazing his own distinctive musical path. Just don’t call it jazz.
Get “December” by Mike Boguski HERE