Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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...
Allison Au Quartet Presents Forest Groove

Allison Au Quartet: Forest Grove

It is rare that you find a musician with such an erudite voice, a saxophonist with so distinctive a tone; add to that breathtaking...
Tanya Wills Quartet - It's Time

Tanya Wills Quartet: It’s Time

The agility with which Tanya Wills can – and does – sing is absolutely astounding. This is almost immediately in evidence as after she...
Quinsin Nachoff's Flux: Path of Totality

Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux: Path of Totality

Sciences – from mathematics to the furthest reaches of astronomy – have preoccupied many artists since the dawn of music, poetry, painting and drama....
Lili Frost and The Gentlemen Callers: Rebound

Lily Frost and The Gentlemen Callers: Rebound

Lily Frost may be an acquired taste to some, but she is a compelling artist whose audio-visual act combines the 1960’s underground “Ost-Berlin” complete...
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...
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...

Amanda Martinez: Libre

Amanda Martinez has put together yet another brilliant programme to flaunt her considerable vocal powers. A singer with an operatic equivalent of a mezzo-soprano...

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...

In Orbit: In Orbit

The boldness of this fresh and vivid repertoire by In Orbit should be resoundingly applauded. For in a world where there is no shortage...