"A sumptuous, big band date that plays it straight and digs deep into some emotional territory, this is a solid bet for ears on the prowl for a true listening experience where no punches are pulled and the hits land triumphantly."

- Chris Spector, The Midwest Record



"The Bitter Suite" is a story told in song — a love story through the seasons. 

In summer the romance is fresh, new and passionate, like the heat and excitement of the sunshine. In autumn our lovers have been together for years and settled into deep, cozy familiarity like the warm colours and hearty meals of fall. In winter the relationship has started to die, and like a world muted by heavy snowfall, our main character is numb and clinging to any shred of warmth. And as spring arises and the world awakens each year, our character vividly remembers the spring long ago that she met her lost love.

Compositions and arrangements by Marie Goudy 

Produced by John MacLeod 

Featuring vocalist Jocelyn Barth

Jocelyn Barth / voice 
Marie Goudy / trumpet & voice 
Brad Eaton / trumpet & flugelhorn 
Matt Woroshyl / alto & soprano saxophone 
John Nicholson / tenor saxophone & voice 
Conrad Gluch / baritone saxophone 
Charlotte Alexander / French horn 
Paul Tarussov / trombone 
Zach Smith / trombone 
Chris Platt / guitar 
Josh Smiley / piano 
Alex Lakusta / bass 
Keagan Eskritt / drums 
Andrés Gándara / vihuela