Sunday, October 25, 2020
Eleanor Dubinsky: Soft Spot of My Heart

Eleanor Dubinsky: Soft Spot of My Heart

To be, even an accomplished linguist – as Eleanor Dubinsky clearly is – does not qualify one to be able to sing and emote...
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...

Paquito D’Rivera Christopher Dell WDR Big Band: Benny Goodman Revisited

This 2009 recording Benny Goodman Revisited is one of several fine tributes to Benny Goodman that have been made over the years. Eddie Daniels...

Paula Santoro – Mar do meu Mundo

Paula Santoro has been recording under her own name since 1996. But she has not come to the attention of listeners outside Brasil. Her albums have been critically acclaimed within her country as being released by a singer who has carried on the tradition of women like Beth Carvalho, Nara Leão...

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156283689" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The reputation of guitarist Tobias Grim, despite the possibility of having a folkloric Swedish repertoire will rest largely...

Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

You can be sure that when Adam Rudolph and an ensemble of breathtaking drummers get together mystical and wonderful things will happen. The hand-drummer,...

Tango Nostalgias – Julio Botti and his Tango Journey

Tango Nostalgias is the new album of the Argentinian saxophonist Julio Botti, a pure and new voice of the tango movement that maestro Astor Piazzolla started in Argentina decades ago. Ten poignant and profound themes are part of this cd where Pablo Ziegler...
Steinar Aadnekvam - Freedoms Trio II

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedoms Trio II

When you need tranquility, but only up to a point it’s time to tune into Steinar Aadnekvam and his trio. The Bergen, Norway-born guitarist...

Daniel Freedman: Imagine That

Boutique labels such as Anzic do wonders for music. They put us in touch with music we would never have heard before because we...

A Fascination With “Bombay”: Richard Bennett; Bombay Dub Orchestra

It is “Bombay” to artists from as far removed as London is from New York unabashedly referred to as such by an artist in the work of art, and not “Mumbai” as Indians have now been forced to call it. Perhaps it rings truer or perhaps it just rolls off the tongue more easily...
Daby Touré - Photo by Nicolas Diop

Daby Touré: Amonafi

Despite the corruption of tribal politics and the disdain of the West, Africa, the cradle of all civilisations continues to thrive. The art of...

Presenting Amanda Martinez On Her New Album: Mañana

Amanda Martinez has been concentrating on her own music for some time since she made way for Laura Fernandez to take her Saturday afternoon spot on Toronto’s Jazz FM 91. And she has been doing a rather good job of it. Her album Mañana is her third since she...

Gino Sitson: Echo Chamber

Every song tells a story on Echo Chamber by the inimitable Gino Sitson. Although he is multi-lingual, Mr Sitson sings his stories...

Ogguere: Solar

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/59542057" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The celebratory nature of Ogguere’s record, Solar is palpable almost from the first bars of “Tu Chocolate Caliente”....

Turkish Masters At Aga Khan Museum

On the evening of April 1, 2016, Toronto's Aga Khan Museum and Turkuaz TV (which is Canada’s only Turkish community television program), co-presented two...

Paulinho Garcia – Beautiful Love

Visions of João Gilberto arise when listening to Paulinho Garcia’s remarkable recording, Beautiful Love. But there is an elemental difference. Mr. Gilberto sang with a tendency to whisper and wander charmingly off-key. Paulinho Garcia, on the other hand...
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...

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