Monday, June 17, 2019
TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2019
Väsen: Rule of 3

Väsen: Rule of 3

This splendid 2019 disc by Väsen shows the musicians that make up this fascinating Swedish trio heading off to the interior landscape...
Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo: Benji & Rita

Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo: Benji & Rita

This recording by Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo is a benchmark recording in many more ways than one. The biggest deal may be the...
Mary Ann Kennedy: Glaschu

Mary Ann Kennedy: Glaschu

Glaschu, an epic hometown love song, by Mary Ann Kennedy is a glorious record. Simply glorious. A Scot from Glasgow, Miss Kennedy is possessed...
Vanessa Falabella: Loving Whisper

Vanessa Falabella: Loving Whisper

The full-bodied, expressive voice of Vanessa Falabella throughout this recording Loving Whisper is a perfect vehicle to convey this music’s pathos and yearning. The...
Eumir Deodato: Os Catedráticos 73

Eumir Deodato: Os Catedráticos 73

Eumir Deodato is arguably one of the most illustrious Brasilian composers, producers and performers to have ever transitioned from Brasil to the United States....
Patrícia Lopes: o feminino em Pessoa

Patrícia Lopes: o feminino em Pessoa

This album o feminino em Pessoa by the Brasilian composer and pianist Patrícia Lopes is inspired by the poetry of Portugal’s premier poet Fernando...
Dan Costa - Skyness

Dan Costa: Skyness

The pianist Dan Costa might surprise – even shock – some of his contemporaries by inventing harmonies and chords that effectively reinterpret tonality on...
Garbelotto | André: Loro Project

Garbelotto | André: Loro Project

The Loro Project by a quartet led by Brasilian guitarist Vitor Garbelotto and French violinist Henrik André features some of the most spirited and...
Idan Raichel: And If You Will Come To Me

Idan Raichel: And If You Will Come To Me

Idan Raichel – once vilified for being on the wrong side of Israeli politics, is, nevertheless, a bona-fide international superstar. His last few recordings,...

Salif Keita: Un autre blanc

Salif Keita is a griot who has a royal bloodline and has descended from one of the great Mandinka people of Mali. Albinism not...
Music from Greece - Domna Samiou

Domna Samiou: Music from Greece

Readers in the English-speaking world will recognise Domna Samiou as the Greek equivalent of someone like Allan Lomax whose legendary work documenting (particularly early)...
Hamid Drake | Ralph M. Jones | Adam Rudolph: Karuna

Hamid Drake | Ralph M. Jones | Adam Rudolph: Karuna

If you have ever listened to the music of any of Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones and Adam Rudolph, alone or together, you are...
Anja Lechner | Pablo Márquez: Franz Schubert - Die Nacht

Anja Lechner | Pablo Márquez: Franz Schubert – Die Nacht

Franz Schubert: Nacht und Träume, Die Nacht, Der Leiermann, Fischerweise, Meeresstille, Romanze aus Rosamunde, Sonata in a-Moll “Arpeggione”; Friedrich Burgmüller: Nocturne Nr. 1-3. Anja...
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II

It is one thing for a culture to survive torment, repression, and genocide as the European Jews did throughout history – especially...
Black Uhuru: As the World Turns

Black Uhuru: As the World Turns

One of the most iconic bands to emerge in the inebriating puff of reggae was Black Uhuru, which began when Derrick “Duckie” Simpson combined...
Antonio Arnedo | Benjamim Taubkin: Fronteiras Imaginárias (Colômbia Brasil)

Antonio Arnedo, Benjamim Taubkin: Fronteiras Imaginárias (Colômbia Brasil)

Antonio Arnedo, the saxophonist, known best for his floating lines reminiscent of magical soundscapes describing the porro, currulao, bambuco and contrapunteo forms of his...
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...
Bokanté+Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley: What Heat

Bokanté + Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley: What Heat

Michael League, guiding light of the iconic ensemble Snarky Puppy and now Bokanté, is a musician who continues to challenge the musical norm of...
Antonio Adolfo Orquestra Atlântica: Encontros

Antonio Adolfo Orquestra Atlântica: Encontros

At last the renowned Brasilian musician Antonio Adolfo, pianist and pedagogue has followed esteemed fellow-Brasilians Moacir Santos, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal and Mario...

Paa Kow: Cookpot

This Cookpot is a boiling and bubbling cauldron of African hi-life and every other kind of rhythmic style from Paa Kow, the energetic and...

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