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Raul da Gama

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.
Josh Rager: Dreams and Other Stories

Josh Rager: Dreams and Other Stories

Considerable time has passed since we have had the pleasure of another recording from pianist Josh Rager. Dreams and Other Stories was well worth...
Way North - Fearless and Kind

Way North: Fearless and Kind

The recording by the quartet Way North not inappropriately entitled Fearless and Kind comes as a refreshing change from much of the music we...
Allison Au Quartet - Wander Wonder

Allison Au Quartet: Wander Wonder

The Allison Au Quartet, led by the utterly masterful alto saxophonist who has not only given her name to the ensemble but largely shaped...
Cornelia Luna: Starting Here, Starting Now

Cornelia Luna: Starting Here, Starting Now

Barbra Streisand has carved a niche for herself in vocal music that is so unique that it’s difficult to imagine anyone occupying one even...
The Bitter Suite - The Marie Goudy 12tet feat Jocelyn Barth

The Marie Goudy 12tet featuring Jocelyn Barth: The Bitter Suite

The thematic echoes of Winterreise (Winter Journey) the a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert (D. 911/Op. 89, 1828), a setting...
Being Patricia Cano

Being Patricia Cano

There is an iconic quote from Horace that describes Patricia Cano perfectly: poeta nascitur, non fit - “the poet is born, not made”. It...
Ernesto Cervini: Quantum of Energy

Ernesto Cervini: Quantum of Energy

Pounding away the calories... Quickening the heart rate… According to research the average drummer who weighs in at 185lbs can expend 1058.4 joules of...
Myriad3: Vera

Myriad3: Vera

The album Vera is the fourth by the contemporary Canadian trio Myriad3 and it is a performance of terrific impetus and refinement, and although...
Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Abundance

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop: Abundance

Hard on the heels of their marvellous 2017 release Rev (Anzic Records), Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop now proffer another sextet celebration. Once again unfolding the...
The Cluttertones with Lee Pui Ming: Leeways

The Cluttertones with Lee Pui Ming: Leeways

There is something irresistible about listening to the manner in which bassist Rob Clutton shepherds this music by The Cluttertones, using the bluegrass picking...