Tuesday, June 25, 2019
TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2019

Márcio Faraco: Cajueiro

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161296097" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Taking the Brasilian out of Brasil is sometimes possible, but try taking the Brasil out of the Brasilian...

Phil DeGreg & Brasilia: Brazilian People

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/181395680" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] Among all of the musical idioms of the world Brasilian music must be one of the most seductive;...
Newpoli - Mediterraneo

Newpoli: Mediterraneo

The 2018 album from the wonderful contemporary Boston-based Neapolitan folkloric group Newpoli is different from any of their other work. Mediterraneo features original (as...
Anhinga - Quiet Life Motel - David Schulman

David Schulman & Quiet Life Motel: Anhinga

Anhinga is the second album by David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel after the first eponymous album. It is veritable caravanserai which is characterised...

Quique Escamilla: 500 Years of Night

Born and raised in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, Quique Escamilla is no stranger to the Zapatista rebellion and the history of struggle in the region since the Spanish Conquest. "500 Years of Night" is the outcry of a modern troubadour...

Jason Kao Hwang: Voice

Lifelines: Music by Jason Kao Hwang; Poetry by Lester Afflick, Patricia Spears Jones and Davida Singer. Musicians: Deanna Relyea: voice, Piotr Michalowski: sopranino saxophone,...
Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaída

Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaída

Anyone who doubts that all modern music in the Americas came from the erstwhile "Americanised" African slaves who wrenched from their home country and...

Jully Black In Concert At The Flato Markham Theatre

An exciting and engaging show of Jully Black and her band on Saturday March 1st, celebrated Markham’s own, “Canada’s Queen of R&B” homecoming at the Flato Markham Theatre before a highly enthusiastic local crowd...

Monsieur Doumani: Grippy Grappa

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/83254248" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] While most of the world has heard of the celebrated Cyprus-born pianist Nicolas Economou, perhaps not too much...

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006): Three pieces – 1949 to 1964

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) – Sonata for violin and piano; Trio for clarinet, violin and piano; Duet for violin and piano: Patricia Kopatchinskaja: violin; Markus...

Oran Etkin: The Gathering

The folksy phrasing of the clarinetist and saxophonist is affecting and is informed by a dallying lilt that is unfettered. Notes hang as if...

Michael Shrieve: Spellbinder

Michael Shrieve, the celebrated drummer of the original Santana band has not exactly been leading a quiet, retired life on a desert island. But...
Projeto Arcomusical - Meia Meia - NewMusic for Berimbau

Projeto Arcomusical Presents: Meia Meia

Projeto Arcomusical: Meia Meia – New Music for Berimbau: Projeto Arcomusical The musicians of the American sextet, Projeto Arcomusical, have dedicated their 2016 release Meia...

Jim Wellman: Dawn to Dusk

Dawn to Dusk is the poetic title of the new album by the multi-instrumentalist Jim Wellman, one of the founders and ex-members of the...

Kavita Shah: Visions

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170681238" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] To say that Kavita Shah is an artist like no other is not really saying anything new. It...

Rubén Blades: Tangos

There is nothing, or possibly very little, by way of music and dance in Latin America—and that includes Argentina—that is not a result of...

Gabriel Palatchi: Trivolution

Sometimes it pays to gloss over album titles or else they can drive you crazy trying to find out what they mean. Take Trivolution...
Roberto López - Criollo Elektric

Roberto López: Criollo Electrik

The words, “pure” and “criollo” seem to cancel out each other as each is mutually exclusive. They are not even the same parts of...

Ultimate New Orleans Brass – Second Line Funk!

Warren Hildebrand and his father Henry Hildebrand, are legendary and seminal figures in the promotion of New Orleans Second Line music and music in...

The Melodic Whispers of Cristina Braga’s Samba and Jazz

The prestigious harpist Cristina Braga brings us another of her great works. Samba, Jazz and Love is her new album where she demonstrates, one more time, her talent and commitment to Brazilian music. She puts music’s soul into her harp interpretation...

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