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Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Jocelyn Gould, Angelica Sanchez, Nicole Rampersaud And More

Read "New Music From Jocelyn Gould, Angelica Sanchez, Nicole Rampersaud And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we feature all new releases from Jocelyn Gould, Undisclosed Sims, Nicole Rampersaud, Nudo, John Taylor & Stan Sulzmann, Kevin Sun, Eddie Prévost with N.O. Moore plus Henry Kaiser & Binker Golding, Alessandro Sgobbio, Kuba Cichocki, Kavita Shah, Angelica Sanchez, David Lopato & Global Coolant, Maciej Obara, and Peripheral Vision. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Jocelyn Gould “Trail Blazer" from Sonic Bouquet (Self Released) 00:55 Undisclosed Sims “Facsimile" from Simulate (Irritable Mystic) 07:44 Nicole Rampersaud “Saudade" from ...

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Album Review

Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Jack Bowers


The late tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was well-known in western Canada and elsewhere for his brilliance—but as player, not a writer. In fact, according to MacPherson's son Guy, who wrote the excellent liner notes to From the Pen of..., his father wrote barely a dozen or so original compositions, almost all of which are included on this superlative album with performances by a who's who of well- known jazz artists from Canada and other countries. Considering what ...

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Album Review

Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was an original. Although he was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, he moved to Vancouver early in his career where he remained throughout his working life. He began to build his reputation as a Lester Young-influenced player, and in the mid '70s recorded his first trio album for West End Records with guitarist Oliver Gannon and bassist Wyatt Ruther. This album was picked up by Concord Records in the late '70s and released in the U.S. ...

Album Review

Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction

Read "Stranger Than Fiction" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Più noto come eccellente sax contralto e leader di un apprezzato quartetto, Jon Gordon torna a incidere un disco orchestrale per la ArtistShare, dopo l'album Evolution del lontano 2009. Registrato nel mezzo della pandemia, con tutte le difficoltà e restrizioni che sappiamo, il nuovo lavoro rinnova la collaborazione col trombonista e arrangiatore Alan Ferber che partecipa al progetto nel triplice ruolo di co-produttore, arrangiatore di un brano ("Havens") e solista di trombone. Il medio organico include anche il clarinetto basso ...

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Album Review

Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction

Read "Stranger Than Fiction" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist Jon Gordon's superb 13th release as a leader, Stranger Than Fiction, consists of 10 cinematic and captivating originals. Gordon leads a large ensemble of mostly Canadian musicians through his vibrantly textured compositions. The focus is more on dynamic interplay of different band members and orchestral segments than on individual expressions. There are, however, brilliantly virtuosic soloists who seamlessly emerge out of these vividly ebullient works making them even more electrifyingly alive. Opening with delightfully dissonant staccato woodwinds ...

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Album Review

Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction

Read "Stranger Than Fiction" reviewed by Jack Bowers


New York-bred alto saxophonist Jon Gordon has come a long way since he was hailed as something of a prodigy in the mid-1980s and earned first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1996. The music performed by Gordon's nonet on Stranger Than Fiction, we are told, “reflects [his] realization that reality takes twists and turns [that are] far more unpredictable than any author would dare write." There are indeed many twists and turns—most ...

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Rising Stars

Meet Guitarist Jocelyn Gould

Read "Meet Guitarist Jocelyn Gould" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Growing up in Winnipeg, Canada, in a family that loved singing all the time, Jocelyn Gould played guitar to accompany her own vocalizing. But it wasn't until she was 18 years old that she became serious about jazz. That's when a friend introduced her to the 1965 Verve album, Smokin' at the Half Note, featuring the Wynton Kelly Trio and legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery. That album, she said, ...


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