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Laila Biali: Your Requests

Read "Your Requests" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the jazz pipeline produces plenty of artists who pay no mind to an audience's interests, those types--figures with tunnel vision, in many if not most ways--rarely reach their full potential. Instead, it's the musicians who make it a point to communicate who tend to forge the strongest bonds with those on the receiving end. Laila Biali is one such figure. This JUNO-winning gem of a vocalist, pianist, arranger and songwriter always manages to connect. Biali has a keen awareness ...

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Mathieu Soucy: Recollecting

Read "Recollecting" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Mathieu Soucy, a 2019 graduate of Canada's McGill University, in Montreal, hits the ground running with a splendid debut album, Recollecting, on which he guides a talented quartet of young musicians through seven of his engaging compositions plus Thelonious Monk's “Reflections" and the well-traveled Rodgers and Hart standard, “Where or When" (sung by Humber College alum Caity Gyorgy). Gyorgy is heard on one other number, “Thinker and a Fool," a bright samba whose cryptic lyric is ...

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Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra: Windward Bound

Read "Windward Bound" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Windward Bound, the debut recording by the Toronto-based Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, consists of a six-part suite “for jazz orchestra and multiple woodwind soloist." It is perhaps more than coincidental that Kwok, who wrote and arranged the sequence of tone poems based in part on his teen-age memories of sailing on Lake Ontario, also plays alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones, oboe, clarinet, flute, alto flute, piccolo and bass clarinet. In other words, multiple woodwinds. Versatile as ...


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