Friday, June 5, 2020
Diane Roblin: Life Force

Diane Roblin: Life Force

Devotees of the piano are often spoiled for choice recently, but so often it is the fingers that do the proverbial talking and not...
Andy Ballantyne: Play on Words

Andy Ballantyne: Play on Words

Andy Ballantyne may owe much to the great ancestry of Jazz saxophone such as to men like Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy...
Andrea Superstein: Worlds Apart

Andrea Superstein: Worlds Apart

You can never be sure what to expect from a musician even after you listened their earlier offering believing it would be hard to...
Laila Biali: Out of Dust

Laila Biali: Out of Dust

It is impossible to understate the prodigious gifts of Laila Biali; a pianist of considerable virtuosity and a vocalist of great delicacy who can...
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...

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...

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