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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.
Louis Simão Presents: A Luz

Louis Simão Presents: A Luz

It is not often that you come across a recording that is so ineffably brilliant that attempts to describe it, you feel, might only...
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club

Cellar Live: West Coast Cool

I’ve never been to Canada’s West Coast, by which I mean to British Columbia. By all accounts it seems like a swell place to...
Taylor Cook - The Cookbook

Taylor Cook Presents: The Cook Book

In an interview decades ago, Duke Ellington likened the writing of good music to cooking a fine dish: both he said, and I paraphrase,...
Pram Trio - Saga Thirteen

Pram Trio Presents: Saga Thirteen

The subtly musical performances by three considerably talented Toronto musicians of six newly written or improvised pieces have much to offer. And as these...
Peter Hum Presents - Alpha Moment

Peter Hum Presents: Alpha Moment

I can’t think of a better way of presenting your own compositions, especially ones as gorgeous as these, than with an ensemble that embraces...
Rich Brown Presents Abeng

Rich Brown: Abeng

The anger of man often spills over into his art. One has only to look at Picasso’s celebrated painting, Guernica. Musicians are not exempt....
Eli Bennett Presents Breakthrough

Eli Bennett Presents: Breakthrough

Eli Bennett arrives at Addo Records with a rich harvest of evocative music for tenor saxophone, ostensibly written very recently. The Vancouver-born tenor saxophonist...
Mark Kelso and the Jazz Exiles - Stealing From My Youth

Mark Kelso and the Jazz Exiles: Stealing From My Youth

A fierce energy leaps out of the speakers in the opening bars of Anti-Arktos (Bears, or a Centaur in Greek) – it’s an immensely...
Daniela Nardi - Espresso Manifesto - Canto

Daniela Nardi Presents: Canto

That Toronto has been brimming with musical talent has been the city’s worst-kept secret. The malaise that has affected the arts in the face...
Ron Davis - Pocket Symphronica

Ron Davis: Pocket Symphronica

At first blush, the word ‘Symphronica’ might draw attention to the wrong aspect of this music and that is gratuitous publicity for its creator....

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