Monday, October 21, 2019

Dave Young: Lotus Blossom

Any recording by Dave Young is always likely to ensure a fine performance by one of the great Canadian masters of the contrabass. But...

Lulaworld 2019: Red Hot Samba Party

Lulaworld Festival, a happening event with shows through the beginning of June. I was able to attend...
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...
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...
Barbra Lica - I'm Still Learning

Barbra Lica: I’m Still Learning

Apart from its virtues as a brilliant piece of programming – seven of eleven songs written or co-written by the diamantine-voiced Barbra Lica and...
Ivana Popovic - Bushes and Bombshelters

Ivana Popovic: Bushes and Bombshelters

A considered exposé of the musicianship of Ivana Popovic and her still woefully underexposed genius is always welcome. Those of us who know her...
Carn Davidson 9: Murphy

Carn Davidson 9 Presents: Murphy

The luscious musical imagery at work here on Murphy by Carn Davidson 9 will have a lasting impression on the mind’s ear with its...
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...
TOJazzFest 2018 - Savion Glover and Marcus Gilmore

Saviour of Tap: Savion Glover feat. Marcus Gilmore at Koerner Hall

#TOJazzFest2018 - TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2018 Savion Glover has inspired a generation of dancers, not just tap dancers, dancers of all modern persuasion. In...
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...

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