Friday, August 23, 2019
Kirk McDonald Jazz Orchestra (KMJO): Common Ground

Kirk McDonald Jazz Orchestra (KMJO): Common Ground

The temptation to read disc notes has been overcome forever, after opening my copy of Common Ground by the Kirk McDonald Jazz Orchestra (KMJO)....
Lauren Bush: All My Treasures

Lauren Bush: All My Treasures

Even if Lauren Bush never makes another album ever, she can comfortably secure her reputation on All My Treasures. The disc’s charismatic title comes...
The Brian Dickenson Quintet: The Rhythm Method

The Brian Dickenson Quintet: The Rhythm Method

There is a strange, phenomenon occurring in the Canadian music scene; quite an anomaly from what one has been witness to in recent years...
Vancouver InterCultural Orchestra and Laudate Singers: Mystics & Lovers

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Laudate Singers: Mystics & Lovers

Moshe Denburg (b. 1949): Ani Ma-amin (I Believe); Farshid Samandari (b. 1971): Asheghaneh (Monologues Aglow). Laudate Singers: Lars Kaario - Artistic Director; Vancouver Inter-Cultural...
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...
Marito Marques Presents - Na Eira

Marito Marques Presents: Na Eira

Only a handful of recordings are going to impress the way Na Eira, the third disc from Marito Marques will as its music unfolds...
Louis Simão Presents: A Luz

Louis Simão Presents: A Luz

It is not often that you come across a recording that is so ineffably brilliant that attempts to describe it, you feel, might only...
Taylor Cook - The Cookbook

Taylor Cook Presents: The Cook Book

In an interview decades ago, Duke Ellington likened the writing of good music to cooking a fine dish: both he said, and I paraphrase,...
Pram Trio - Saga Thirteen

Pram Trio Presents: Saga Thirteen

The subtly musical performances by three considerably talented Toronto musicians of six newly written or improvised pieces have much to offer. And as these...
Peter Hum Presents - Alpha Moment

Peter Hum Presents: Alpha Moment

I can’t think of a better way of presenting your own compositions, especially ones as gorgeous as these, than with an ensemble that embraces...

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