Sick Boss
Sick Boss
Ron Samworth
Dogs Do Dream
Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls
Film in Music
Tell Tale
Fond of Tigers
Tony Wilson 6Tet
A Day's Life
Subtle Lip Can
Reflective Drime
The Peggy Lee Band
Ratchet Orchestra
Dixie's Death Pool
The Man With Flowering Hands
Aeroplane Trio
Naranja Ha
Subtle Lip Can
Subtle Lip Can
Gord Grdina Trio w/ Mats Gustafsson
Barrel Fire
Fond of Tigers
Continent & Western
Creesus Crisis
A Vacant Lot
Tommy Babin's Benzene
Your Body Is Your Prison
The Tony Wilson Sextet
The People Look Like Flowers At Last
Viviane Houle
Escape Through The Trees
The Perilous Beauty of Madness
Jim McAuley
The Ultimate Frog
The Peggy Lee Band
New Code
Butcher/Müller/van der Schyff
Way Out Northwest
Fond Of Tigers
Release the Saviours
The Furniture Moves Underneath
Tony Wilson 6tet
Pearls Before Swine
Escondido Dreams
ZMF Trio
Circle The Path
Francois Houle
Jesse Zubot
Fond Of Tigers
A Thing To Live With
Dark Blue World
Tony Wilson
Horse's Dream
Crouched Head
Crouched Head
The Winks/Tights
Split CD
Wilson/Lee/Bentley - Escondido Dreams



Escondido Dreams

1. Laxing Lizards Resume - 4:19 (mp3 excerpt)
2. Sinister Two - 2:42
3. Floating Island - 3:22
4. Man and Dog - 7:39
5. Escondido Dreams - 3:15 (mp3 excerpt)
6. Tony's Solo - 1:20
7. Frenetic warrior - 3:32
8. Max's Dream - 6:26
9. Monkey Tree/Just Stories - 7:13
10. Fornette - 3:04 (mp3)

11. Mor Feen - 4:12
12. Sweet Misery - 3:10
13. Lemon - 6:52
14. Killed To Death - 2:41


The Wilson/Lee/Bentley trio is a fully co-operative group formed by three veterans of the Vancouver creative music scene, Tony Wilson on guitar, Peggy Lee on cello and Jon Bentley on saxophones. Each musician has brought his/her compositional material to create Escondido Dreams and each performs a variety of functions within the group, from soloistic to accompaniment, melodic to colouristic and/or harmonic. This trio runs the gamut on their debut release from the more spacious and reflective episodes to their driving rhythms, soaring melodies and fierce improvisations in which they pack the punch of a large ensemble.

Vancouver's Coastal Jazz and Blues hails him as "unquestionably one of the most original guitar stylists on the Canadian scene”. Down Beat Magazine entitles him as "...a talismanic West Coast figure." Tony Wilson has studied with many acclaimed jazz musicians including Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Kevin Eubanks and Steve Coleman and has shared the stage with well know international artists such as William Parker, Gerry Hemingway, Han Bennink, Toby Delius, Benoit Delbecq & Eric Boeren.

Vancouver-based cellist Peggy Lee plays the field between jazz and new music, currently receiving international recognition as one of Vancouver's finest improvisers. Upon arriving in Vancouver in 1989, Peggy Lee has participated in numerous creative projects. She is a member of Talking Pictures and Standing Wave, a new music ensemble dedicated to performing new written works by Canadian composers. Other performance collaborations include work with keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter Dave Douglas, guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and guitarist Bill Frisell.

Jon Bentley (saxophone) is a versatile musician, performing and recording in many genres of music both as a leader and a sideman. He has recorded and performed in concerts with musicians such as Kenny Wheeler, Seamus Blake, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, Brad Turner, Oliver Lake and The Temptations. Bentley has released two albums as a leader: “Jon Bentley Quintet: Motions” and “Diversions: American Prophecy”.


"...a gorgeous release." -

"...the album drips with relentless energy..." - Gaz-Eta

"...a career highlight for guitarist Wilson and cellist Lee." - Eye Weekly

" in stylistic range." -

"...a distinct sound that will appeal to fans of both free-improv and the ever-growing contemporary third-stream scene." - Left Hip Magazine

"...a refreshing dose of exciting rist-taking." - La Scena Musicale

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