Backwater Township

Backwater Township

Backwater Township is a project based out of Montreal, QC that began in 2018 with a vision of challenging a musical genre marred by intellectual elitism and gatekeeping.

Founded by Corey Thomas (bass, composer) in 2018, it began as a means of performing original compositions as well as creating arrangements of former Indigenous jazz musicians’ music to preserve and give proper representation to the works that had inspired him throughout his personal music journey.

Gesalul is a Mi’gmaq word which translates to love in english. This song is an exploration of that feeling. Gesalul’s melody is layered by saxophone and voice to create a sound that boarders on spiritual and secular music.

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