Saturday, May 30, 2020
Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno’s dream of coming to America, which she mentions in her impassioned notes that accompany the disc entitled Little Steps, have come true...

Joe Lovano & the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: Wild Beauty

It is just like tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano to make a beautiful recording, but also one which is also quite full of surprises. This...

Lina Allemano Four – Live at the Tranzac

The beauty of Lina Allemano’s trumpet playing lies in its bottomless depth and glimmering sonority. On her album, Live at the Tranzac, featuring music...

Kevin Harris Project – Museum Vol. 1

Credit must go where it is due. Kevin Harris is a pianist who is not merely satisfied by playing a set repertoire on the...

Tom Szczesniak – Waltz For Bill

Toronto based pianist, composer, arranger and producer Tom Szczesniak has released his debut recording as leader; Waltz For Bill, an eleven track, straight ahead...

Coltrane Re-Imagined: Rova’s Electric Ascension

Twelve “12" innovative master-musicians in a one-time euphoric incarnation of John Coltrane’s mighty Ascension, to be filmed for posterity at Guelph Jazz Festival...

Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Fest Report – Part II

Brampton, a city north west of Toronto played host to its second annual jazz and blues festival this past August 9th through to the...

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Gamak

There is an invisible connection between the two principal dialects of Indian music—Hindustani and Carnatic—and the dialect of jazz. All three are really old...
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis - Triangular III

Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis: Triangular III

When the Curtis Brothers take a break from business to make music together something magical always happens. On Triangular III they complete a trio...

Teri Roiger/John Menegon – Misterioso

Any Jazz musician who wants to learn how to accompany a vocalist, not getting in the way but still keep it interesting should listen...
Michael Simon - Asian Connection

Michael Simon: Asian Connection

It’s easy sometimes to forget that the extraordinarily-gifted trumpeter and flugelhorn-player Michael Simon came from Venezuela. He has been making a living out of...

Gene Ess: Absurdist Theater

The beautiful, soaring coloratura that Thana Alexa indulges in at the start of Absurdist Theater by Gene Ess is all the time you’ll be...

Miguel Ângelo: Branco

To understand what a musician’s musician can do with the bass today it is wise to listen to the Portuguese bassist for Oporto, Miguel...
Papo Vazquez: JS Bach - Goldberg Variations

Papo Vazquez: JS Bach – Goldberg Variations

There are no sacred cows in music – certainly not for Papo Vazquez. His 2018 offering in a quartet format is selections from Johann...
Desmond White: Glace

Desmond White Presents: Glace

If it were possible to trace the path of how the mind moves upon silence the lyrical run-up to the main event might sound...
Ark Ovrutski: Journey Moments

Ark Ovrutski: Journey Moments

Although by its suggestion of relative fragmentation the structural plan of Journey Moments by the contrabassist Ark Ovrutski follows a familiar enough trajectory encompassing...