Standard Time

Marshall's latest CD of jazz standards includes: Have You Met Miss Jones, Girl From Impanema, My One and Only Love , How My Heart Sings. Here's That Rainy Day Dolphin Dance , Summertime, Windows, ' Round Midnight, I Remember You. Kye Marshall (cello), Don Thompson (bass & piano), Dan Ionescu (guitar), Mark Duggan (percussion).   To order please Click Here.

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Have You Met Miss Jones     Round Midnight

Windows     Summertime

Standard Time [is a] “combination of great playing and…sheer sonic majesty… If you like your jazz straight up, Standard Time will make you very happy. If you like your jazz to take you into new musical territory, it will make you ecstatic.” - Mark Rheaume, CBC

"Standard Time is a fabulous CD. Kye Marshall gives a terrific performance. It’s wonderful to hear the beautiful sound of the cello transform familiar standards."  Wally Dawson CKLM-fm

"Kye's interpretations of these timeless standards on her latest recording are wonderful. Her mastery of the cello brings jazz inprovisation to a new higher level."  Rob Fogle CHRY-fm


Say When

Kye Marshall’s 2nd jazz CD of original compositions featuring Kye Marshall (cello), Don Thompson (piano), Kevin Barrett (guitar), Jim Vivian (bass) and Terry Clarke (drums).  To order please visit Canadian Music Centre.

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Rush Hour     Libra     Say When

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Winter's End

Kye Marshall’s first CD of original jazz compositions featuring Kye Marshall (cello), Don Thompson (piano), Kevin Barrett (guitar), Andrew Downing (bass) and Anthony Michelli (drums).  This CD is currently available for purchase online at the Canadian Music Centre.

"WINTER'S END is a sophisticated, immaculately produced and passionately delivered collection of Marshall's compositions. " Xtra

"Cellist gives electric stage performance " North York Post

"The rich, expressive sound of Kye Marshall's cello perfictly complements the lyricism of her compositions. Winter's End is like a fresh breath of Spring air." Mary Lou Creechan, CJRT

"Winter's End is a fantastic CD with some really fine playing. It's marvelous to hear the cello which is such a warm and lyrical instrument in a jazz context." Wally Dawson, CKLN Radio Toronto

"Winter's End is a great CD. I play it on my show often with an enthusiastic response from my listeners." John Reid, CJSW Radio Calgary

Her solo abilities and capacity for creative interplay match her skills as a composer and explain why she is able to sustain a level of brilliance and commitment throughout an impressive, all original program" David Lewis, Exclaim

Preview a track from this album: TLC (MP3)

If you would like more information on this CD or to download other MP3 tracks please visit the Canadian Music Centre Website.

Winter’s End is available at major record stores.

Winter's End (Zephyr/Westwind)

Kye Marshall Quartet

On 10 of her own pieces, Toronto-base Kye Marshall's smooth but yearning cello gets sensitive backing from a quartet led by Don Thompson's piano, with guitarist Kevin Barrett, bass Andrew Downing and drummer Anthony Michelli.

The classicist now explores new music, giving the ensemble opportunity to exploit elegiac sweeps on "Ides of March," a balladic version of "Way Back When" based on bebop anthem "Confirmation," the swampy "A blues in A," plus the quirky "Mad Mary." It's a graceful chamber jazz with serious edge, enjoying courtly skirmishes with complex structures. "Alimbo" surges while "Twilight" and "Evensong" are all polished politeness.


by Anthony Holt Uxbridge Times

...Their playing was such that at the end of the evening, on was quite unaware that one had had two-and-a-half hours of jazz - traditional and modern.

Kye Marshall on cello, who has played in Uxbridge in the past, exploited every possibility her instrument offers: her improvisation in produced tones ranging from the cello's familiar sonority almost to the tones of a saxophone.

Also an accomplished composer, her song "Mad Mary" opened with superb playing in what could only be called a cadenza. Which answered this listener's initial question: can a jazz quartet successfully combine both cello and double bass? What might have appeared to be out of balance proved to be a perfect duo as bassist George Koller and the cellist improvised with a marvelous sense of counterpoint, echoing both the rhythm and the melody in a manner which excelled...