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TMR Senior Writer. Based in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Raul is a musician and an accomplished writer whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep understanding of music, technically as well as historically.

Daniel Hersog’s O Canada Jazz Orchestra plays O Canada

Digital Release on July 1st – on YouTube Facebook and Instagram Formed during COVID-19 quarantine, the Daniel Hersog O Canada Jazz Orchestra is poised to...
Bill McBirnie: The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Bill McBirnie: The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Four years ago, Dalya Alberge of The Guardian wrote that the great violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy lamented the dearth of individuality among pianists and...
Diane Roblin: Life Force

Diane Roblin: Life Force

Devotees of the piano are often spoiled for choice recently, but so often it is the fingers that do the proverbial talking and not...
Andy Ballantyne: Play on Words

Andy Ballantyne: Play on Words

Andy Ballantyne may owe much to the great ancestry of Jazz saxophone such as to men like Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy...
Andrea Superstein: Worlds Apart

Andrea Superstein: Worlds Apart

You can never be sure what to expect from a musician even after you listened their earlier offering believing it would be hard to...
Laila Biali: Out of Dust

Laila Biali: Out of Dust

It is impossible to understate the prodigious gifts of Laila Biali; a pianist of considerable virtuosity and a vocalist of great delicacy who can...
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Putting “Jazz” back in Music

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Putting “Jazz” back in Music

The obsession with trying to define or assign a meaning to the word “jazz” is almost as old as the first soli played by...
The 21C Music Festival: Giving Wings to the Better Angels of Our Nature

The 21C Music Festival: Giving Wings to the Better Angels of Our Nature

Somehow, after two nights at Koerner Hall, on January 24th and 25th it seems appropriate to borrow from Abraham Lincoln who delivered his first...
TuneTown: There from Here

TuneTown: There from Here

The lively arts community in and around Toronto boasts some of the most fascinating musical minds in TuneTown, and these three musicians – drummer...
Gord Mowat: Gord Mowat's Skeleton Crew

Gord Mowat: Gord Mowat’s Skeleton Crew

The reference to a “skeleton crew” can never be lost on anyone who’s ever worked the graveyard shift in a metropolis that never sleeps....

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