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Don Thompson / Reg Schwager: One Take Volume Three

Read "One Take Volume Three" reviewed by Martin Gladu


"I'll just start to play something. You'll know this," chuckles bassist Don Thompson before introducing “Alice In Wonderland," while guitarist Reg Schwager intently listens. Spontaneity, interaction, instrumental mastery, the blues and a seemingly unlimited repertoire of tunes all come to mind to the well-read jazz music fan. But, less known are the taxing sessions and late night gigs musicians mandatorily go through learning to create this music on a whim--moreover, looking debonair doing it. With chance, a deeper connection between ...

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Don Thompson: Ask Me Later

Read "Ask Me Later" reviewed by Martin Gladu


Ask Me Later, an all-Canadian project, swings as much as it is lyrical. Released on the state-owned CBC Records' quiet but qualitative jazz schedule, it eloquently demonstrates the breadth of Canada's most seasoned and able contemporary jazz talents. (The disc was awarded a Juno at the 2006 awards ceremony.)

The multi-talented Don Thompson (a pianist, vibraphonist, bassist, composer, arranger and teacher) is known internationally mainly for his stints with Jim Hall, George Shearing and Kenny Wheeler, with whom ...


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