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Raul da Gama

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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.
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....
David Newland - Northbound - The Northwest Passage in Story and Song

David Newland: Northbound

There is a line in Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier’s lyric for “O Canada” that reads, “The true north strong and free…” which doubtless refers to...
Diana Panton: A Cheerful Little Earful

Diana Panton: A Cheerful Little Earful

The graphics on A Cheerful Little Earful by Diana Panton – and, to a certain extent, this title as well – may cue a...
Bill McBirnie:The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Bill McBirnie: The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Bill McBirnie: The Technique and Theory of Improvisation Canada's celebrated virtuoso flutist Bill McBirnie recently took a break from putting flute to lips and put...

Gordon Sheard & Sinal Aberto: A New Day

Afro-Brasilian music – not the more diffident but, no less sensuously danceable form of Bossa Nova – but louvação da capoeira, afoxê, maracatu, repentismo,...
JV's Boogaloo Squad: Going to Market

JV’s Boogaloo Squad: Going to Market

It has been a very long time since I have heard an organ-driven trio sound this impressive. Part of the reason has to be...

Eucalyptus: Kick It Till You Flip It

It is not of the average Canadian – much less its musicians – to court controversy. But there is a group of musicians in...

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