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The Marie Goudy 12tet: The Bitter Suite

Read "The Bitter Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Toronto-based trumpeter / composer Marie Goudy, who could plausibly be described as a child prodigy musically, wasted little time after earning a master's degree in music performance from the University of Toronto in 2017, recording soon afterward The Bitter Suite as leader of a twelve-piece ensemble in which her trumpet, compositions and arrangements underscore the seductive voice of rising star Jocelyn Barth. The album's over-arching them is young love as exemplified by its arrival ("Son for Sunshine"), ...

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Chris Platt: Sky Glow

Read "Sky Glow" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Toronto-based guitarist Chris Platt's debut outing stands out among releases by his contemporaries because, among other things, of its creation of singular nuances within the structural and sonic conventions of a classical jazz trio—rather than following the prevailing modern atmospheric-approach, which seems to be dominated by sound in place of composition. With the support of fellow Toronto-based Phill Albert on bass and drummer Robin Claxton, Platt displays adventurously fluid lines played over original, thought-provoking compositions of a rather melancholic flavor. ...


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