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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.
Solon McDade - Murals

Solon McDade: Murals

The “Murals” title of this enterprising disc from Solon McDade was, it seems, suggested by the line and seemingly visual flow of the music’s...
Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder - The World of Dew

Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder: The World of Dew

The music that Aaron Shragge and Ben Monder make as a duo is ghostly and conceptually appears to reimagine hypnotic faux-electronic music on an...
TU Jazz Fest 2018: Next-Gen Jazz Musicians Spend Their Inheritance

TU Jazz Fest 2018: Next-Gen Jazz Musicians Spend Their Inheritance

The lineage of Jazz has now gone back almost four generations since the legendary Buddy Bolden is known to have blown his life out...
Robert Diack: Lost Villages

Robert Diack: Lost Villages

The slow, haunting wave of music from the start of Lost Villages by Robert Diack is immediately discernable as an intimation of something dark...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2018

Toronto Jazz Fest 2018: Still About the Music

When the outspoken musician and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton deemed himself the preserver of “archaic pop” he was giving a kind of true, historical legitimacy...
Melody Diachun: Get Back to the Groove

Melody Diachun: Get Back to the Groove

This short programme by the Québec-born, British Colombia-based vocalist Melody Diachun is a timely reminder that while she may not record as frequently as...
Jeremy Ledbetter Trio - Got A Light?

Jeremy Ledbetter Trio: Got a Light?

Jeremy Ledbetter has traversed a fairly wide musical topography: from the Caribbean with his preeminent ensemble Canefire to weaving his virtuoso pianism into the...
Toronto Jazz Orchestra - 20

Toronto Jazz Orchestra: 20

For the Toronto Jazz Orchestra the impulse to create and adorn a large musical canvas may have been inspired by the first chamber, symphony...
Allison Au: Lithe, Elegant and Swinging Anew

Allison Au: Lithe and Elegant, and Swinging Anew

By all accounts 2017 was a stellar year for the composer and alto saxophonist, Allison Au. The ethereally beautiful second album Forest Grove that...
Deanne Matley: Because I Loved

Deanne Matley: Because I Loved

This young Calgary-based vocalist, Deanne Matley confirms a growing reputation. The voice itself is light and limpid, though not without metal, Miss Matley is...

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