Toronto-based saxophonist Joseph Shabason is releasing a new album called Anne through Western Vinyl on November 16th. It's an album written about his mother and her battle with degenerative illness she's suffering through. On the previously released 'Forest Run', Shabason took this path down a haunting route, but on today's offering, 'November', we're treated to a brighter and life-loving sound.

This is largely due to it being a collaboration with Gigi Masin, and it appears that the two found in each other musical kindred spirits, which led to the evocative 'November'. They discuss this connection:

Masin says: “Writing music together without actually being in the same room it’s pretty easy these days. However, by doing so you can often lose something in the process: the human touch. I’m a firm believer that the human touch is indispensable, certain situations work much better when that’s considered. This is exactly what happened with Joseph - a talented person, also a very patient one who’s been able to endure my constant giving advice and to translate our humanity into music, especially our different points of view. A beautiful and rare thing.”

Shabason said the following on Masin: "About four years ago my friend Graeme told me to listen to the album Wind by Gigi Masin. Listening to Wind was one of those musical moments where you feel like you're listening to something that you've been waiting for all your life."

With all of that in mind, take an aural stroll through the autumnal 'November' below.

Joseph Shabason's Anne will be out on November 16th through Western Vinyl, and can be pre-ordered here.