Friday, August 23, 2019
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...
University of Toronto 12TET: When Day Slips into Night

University of Toronto 12TET: When Day Slips into Night

The students of the University of Toronto’s Jazz Music faculty are a moveable and ever-changing pool of gifted musicians who not only read and...
Joani Taylor: In a Sentimental Mood

Joani Taylor: In a Sentimental Mood

Torontonians like to fantasise that Toronto is the centre of the universe when it comes to sports and culture – including music – even...
John Pittman: Kinship

John Pittman: Kinship

At the height of his addiction Charlie Parker once said, “Bread is your only friend.” He was also speaking from the standpoint of how...
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...
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...
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...

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