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West Coast Nights

Debut album from Vancouver, BC jazz duo Flock & Hopson. Limited-Edition CD available now, click ‘Buy Now’.

High Praise for West Coast Nights:


‘This recording displays a high level of musicianship - in arranging and performance. The interplay in the sparse instrumentation is so subtle that it's enjoyed on many different levels. I am enjoying this recording between Alex and Jim greatly and already anticipating their future work.’

- Alex Meixner, Grammy-nominated accordionist


‘Bravo to you and Alex on your very fine new album!’

- Gordon Cherry, principal trombone, Vancouver Symphony (retired)


‘Congrats on an absolutely wonderful set.....never boring... really nice and vocal solos - and generous and clear balances...’

- Jeremy Berkman, principal trombone, Vancouver Opera Orchestra

‘I bought WEST COAST NIGHTS after the concert on Bowen Island last Sunday.  What a sage purchase! I knew I was in good hands less than a minute into “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”  But you and Mr. Flock really sank the hook deep with track two.  My son-in-law Heron, whom I love, is from Niteroi, and I am a lifelong fan of Brazilian music in general and Tom Jobim in particular, so you will be unsurprised to hear that by now, at 67, I have heard hundreds of versions of “Corcovado.”  Many hundreds.  I honestly did not believe it was possible for anyone to show me a side of that track I haven’t already heard, but you and Mr. Flock actually managed to make me cry.


Thank you for the hard work and honest emotion you put into your music.  The effort matters, and is appreciated.  WEST COAST NIGHTS is a flawless gem, and you are a distinguished member of the brotherhood of breath.  I look forward to your next.  To your next dozen.  You put it down, I’ll pick it up.’ - Spider Robinson, Hugo Award-winning author

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