Feet on Ground

lornamaclachlan2Lorna's latest album is a sumptuous and spirit filled garden-party of original instrumental and vocal compositions - light, airy, welcoming and alive. Amazing performances by all. Bright and easy to find yourself entranced.

“Be careful what you ask for…” a phrase that has resonated with Lorna MacLachlan more recently after she put out her last album “Time 4 Change” (2011). “I hate that phrase but sometimes I can’t ignore it. Since releasing that CD, so much change has happened in my life and I think it was long overdue – like an elastic that was at the end of it’s stretch.” Although the journey is challenging at times, it is also the change that contributes to our growth and “Feet On Ground” is a reflection and acknowledgement of the inner strength we all possess as we are faced with change.

Now, if this all sounds a little “heady” don’t worry, the music does not. Lorna is always more interested in finding the simplicity in the midst of the intellectual. “Simple is so hard to achieve, at times, but definitely worth the pursuit. I want my music to be understood by a wide audience. I am not trying to speak over the heads of my listeners, I am trying to connect and celebrate that connection in a language that can be understood by a wide audience. I don’t need to prove how smart I am by making music so difficult that it alienates us. How futile would that be when I speak of the commonalities we share as human beings.

Recorded in 2015 with Lorna MacLachlan (Piano/Vocals), Stefano Valdo (bass), Robin Tufts (drums / percussion), Keith Smith (guitar), Richard Harding (saxophone), and Andre Wickenheiser (trumpet).    Available on and iTunes

Time 4 Change

time 4 changeA beautiful album of original compositions for jazz quintet that provides the listener with the full range of tunes from the heart felt ballad to the rhythmically driven instrumental . This CD will draw you in like a best friend.

Time 4 Change, was very well received and has been featured and played regularly on CBC, CKUA, CJSW and numerous college and Jazz stations around the country.

Recorded in 2011 with Lorna MacLachlan (Piano / Vocals), Stefano Valdo (Bass), Robin Tufts (Drums / Percussion), Keith Smith (Guitar), Richard Harding (Saxophone) and Bob Tildesly (Flugelhorn).

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cd1Recorded in 2008 with Lorna MacLachlin (Piano / Vocals), John Hyde (Bass), Robin Tufts (Drums / Percussion), Keith Smith (Guitar) and Richard Harding (Saxophone).

Two Trees

cd2Recorded in 2006 with Lorna MacLachlan (Piano / Vocals), John Hyde (Bass), Robin Tufts (Drums / Percussion), and Keith Smith (Guitar).

Water Music

cd3Recorded in 2008 with Lorna MacLachlan (Piano / Vocals), John Hyde (Bass), Robin Tufts (Drums / Percussion), Keith Smith (Guitar), and Richard Harding (Saxophone).

Commissioned by Sturgess Architecture as a gift to the City of Calgary and the staff of The Water Center

Center Pieces

cd4This compact disc features works composed, performed and recorded at The Banff Centre in the Summer of 2007.