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Art Pepper: Toronto, 1977

Art Pepper: Toronto, 1977

At the end of July 1977, Art Pepper went into New York's Village Vanguard. Recordings of nine sets over three days would be released years later as a nine-CD boxed set called the Complete Village Vanguard Sessions. It was heralded as some of Pepper's finest late-career playing. But a month before his Vanguard run, Pepper was ...

Henry Cow Legend John Greaves To Release New Album Life Size On Manticore Records

Henry Cow Legend John Greaves To Release New Album Life Size On Manticore Records

British bass guitarist and composer John Greaves, best known as a member of Henry Cow and his collaborative albums with Peter Blegvad is releasing a new album titled Life Size on Manticore Records on November 30, 2018. John was also a member of National Health and Soft Heap, and has recorded several solo albums, including Accident ...

Burnin' Blues Guitarist Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club Available on November 30

Burnin' Blues Guitarist Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club Available on November 30

Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club At The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississipp November 16th Pre-Release: Put Your Blues On Me
November 30th Release Date
A Pass The Pick Project! Dexter Allen releases his newest album on November 30th with a special pre-release single November 16th of Put Your Blues On ...

Charlie Haden And Brad Mehldau Duo, At Long Last

Charlie Haden And Brad Mehldau Duo, At Long Last

Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!) Charlie Haden (1937-2014) combined the solid tonal qualities of his bass playing with an audacious sense of harmonic adventure. Those qualities were ideal for the departures of Ornette Coleman’s quintet in the late 1950s. After his time with Coleman, Haden continued to employ the contrasting ...

Flautist Bill McBirnie releases The Silent Wish with Bernie Senensky

Flautist Bill McBirnie releases The Silent Wish with Bernie Senensky

The Silent Wish is the latest release from Canada's premier jazz and Latin flutist, Bill McBirnie, and it features Bill's superior craftsmanship along with that of his longstanding and formidable accompanist, Bernie Senensky, in an intimate duo setting, brimming with pristine acoustic clarity, that displays their uncommon levels of musicianship and simpatico as they explore a ...

Randy Brecker: Together

Randy Brecker: Together

The UMO Jazz Orchestra is a Finnish band founded in 1975 and financed by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the city of Helsinki. See what life is like abroad? National governments feel culture is so important and vital to the public's well-being that they create budgets that sponsor musicians ...

Vanessa Daou To Release Her Landmark 1994 Debut 'Zipless: Songs From The Works Of Erica Jong' On Vinyl For The First Time Via Her Own DRKR Records

Vanessa Daou To Release Her Landmark 1994 Debut 'Zipless: Songs From The Works Of Erica Jong' On Vinyl For The First Time Via Her Own DRKR Records

Zipless: Songs from the Works of Erica Jong, the landmark 1994 album which launched Vanessa Daou’s solo career, is set for its long-awaited vinyl debut on December 7, 2018. The LP will be available via Daou’s own DRKR Records imprint in association with KID Recordings. Various exclusive pre-order offers of the remastered, limited edition heavyweight 180gm ...

Trombonist And Big Band Composer/Arranger Mariel Austin Releases Debut Ep Runner In The Rain

Trombonist And Big Band Composer/Arranger Mariel Austin Releases Debut Ep Runner In The Rain

NEW VOICE IN BIG BAND WRITING EMERGES IN AWARD-WINNING RISING JAZZ STAR Every so often, an article appears in print or social media that ponders whether jazz is dead or just on its last legs. While it’s true that jazz is just a tiny part of the overall music market and the larger venues for jazz ...

Andrew Rathbun: Atwood Suites

Andrew Rathbun: Atwood Suites

Setting poetry to music is nothing new. Setting Margaret Atwood's poetry to music is a different matter. Most people probably aren't even aware that novelist Atwood wrote poetry. She has. Toronto saxophonist and composer Andrew Rathbun has taken We Are Hard on Each Other and Two Islands: Excerpt From Circle/Mud Poem and set the prose to ...

Recent Listening: Bruno Råberg With Barth and Cruz

Recent Listening: Bruno Råberg With Barth and Cruz

Bruno Råberg Trio, Tailwind (Red Piano Records) Råberg’s bass—at once relaxed and penetrating—is at the heart of a collection of his compositions. The sole piece written by someone else is Jimmy Van Heusen’s “Here’s That Rainy Day,” a feature for the leader’s seductive bowing. Råberg follows the Van Heusen with his own “Rainy Day Farewell,” which ...