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Radio & Podcasts

A Selection Of Brand New Releases

Read "A Selection Of Brand New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show a broad range of new music from Ashley Summers, Jessica Ackerley and Daniel Carter, Matthew Golombisky's Cuentos, Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble, Tony Malaby, and Luis Vicente and Vasco Trilla. And kicking off with another new release from Alex Lefaivre.Playlist Alex Lefaivre “Boiler Room" from Naufragés (Arté Boréal) 00:00r Ashley Summers “King of Swords" from True North (ears&eyes) 08:55r Jessica Ackerley and Daniel Carter “Converging" from Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel (577 ...

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Album Review

Alex Lefaivre: YUL

Read "YUL" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Surely this isn't a Christmas recording released at the height of summer, you ask? Not a homage to the great Yul Brynner either? No, the title in question is less obvious and thankfully more interesting than that. Its appeal is a subtle kind, which is well suited to Alex LeFaivre's supportive sensibility as bassist. His strengths lie mainly in ideas, sketching out mood-evoking compositions, choosing effective bandmates and holding it all together at the center--not that he isn't also capable ...

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Album Review

Alex Lefaivre Quartet: YUL

Read "YUL" reviewed by Anya Wassenberg


Bassist and composer Alex Lefaivre's YUL is named after the airport code for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada, and the liner notes say the release was inspired by his home town and its cosmopolitan vibe. Like the fun-loving city, the album's sound is contemporary and imaginative. YUL is characterized by creative musical chops and a strong sense of composition that create a narrative out of each song. It's contemporary jazz with a few unexpected ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five with Alex Lefaivre

Read "Take Five with Alex Lefaivre" reviewed by Alex Lefaivre


About Alex Lefaivre Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Alex Lefaivre is a bassist known for his unique artistic voice, virtuosic skill, passionate work ethic and easy going personality. Equally proficient on both the upright and electric bass, he enjoys a busy schedule as a freelancer in a wide variety of musical styles. Alex is also composes to picture, having recently contributed to the score of Tony Speed, a French-Canadian comedy premiering in select theatres and festivals in ...


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