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Lina Allemano, Thomas Agergaard & Bacchanalia Orchestra

Read "Lina Allemano, Thomas Agergaard & Bacchanalia Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano says she started writing canons as a fun and challenging compositional game of sorts; eventually the fun and games morphed into her latest album, Canons , where she's accompanied by a varying cast of characters. On the track chosen for this show Lina is joined by trombonist Matthias Müller. Danish saxophonist Thomas Agergaard found his inspiration for Narrrations in the uncertainty of recent observations about UFOs, while Amsterdam's Bacchanalia Orchestra undoubtedly just looks at the name ...

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Album Review

Lina Allemano: Canons

Read "Canons" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Capping twenty years of running Lumo Records--a record label dedicated to her multifarious projects--with Canons, trumpeter Lina Allemano has assembled several innovative ensembles to give voice to her distinctive chamber-jazz aesthetic. While it might not be as obviously adventurous as some of her previous releases, it retains Allemano's signature emphasis on finding the ideal pivot point between composition and improvisation. And it is often a quite beautiful listening experience as well. Allemano has always been a crafty improviser, ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Lina Allemano Four, Matthew Shipp Trio & Maneri/Leandre/Taborn

Read "Lina Allemano Four, Matthew Shipp Trio & Maneri/Leandre/Taborn" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


What's new? Lots of recent releases to dig into--from Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano, Daniel Carter / William Parker / Leo Genovese / Francisco Mela for the first time, Matthew Shipp's re-release of em>Circular Temple, the trio of Mat Maneri, Joelle Leandre & Craig Taborn, Argentinean duo of bassist Nicolas Ojeda and pianist German Lema, Swedish quartet FLEN and Norwegian drummer Knut Kviste Nesheim, drummer Abbey Rader with Kidd Jordan, and the trio of Ivo Perelman, Aruan Ortiz and Lester St. ...

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Album Review

Lina Allemano Four: Pipe Dream

Read "Pipe Dream" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Recorded in the winter of 2021 during the heart of the COVID pandemic, it is understandable that Pipe Dream, the latest offering from the Lina Allemano Four, has an air of ominous foreboding. Indeed, much of the album is devoted to the “Plague Diaries," a suite inspired by some of the darker themes of that period (with song titles like “Hunger and Murder" and “Doom and Doomer" giving an indication of what is in store). But like all of Allemano's ...

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Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2023

Read "Brilliant Corners 2023" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Brilliant Corners Black Box jny:Belfast, N. Ireland 2-11 March, 2023 One of the highlights of Belfast's music calendar, Brilliant Corners' eleventh annual shindig served up thirteen concerts over nine days. As ever, the main venue was Black Box, where audiences were treated to the best of Irish, British, European and North American jazz and improvised music. Heavy snow threatened to disrupt proceedings, while industrial action in France threw a slight spanner in the ...

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Album Review

Tania Gill Quartet: Disappearing Curiosities

Read "Disappearing Curiosities" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Pianist Tania Gill has been making inspired music in the ever-thriving Toronto jazz scene since the early 2000s, although her output has become especially visible since her debut release Bolger Station (Barnyard Records, 2010). An artist equally attentive to melody and songcraft, Gill refuses to be pigeonholed, contributing to a range of projects which defy easy labeling; she appeared on vocalist Rebecca Hennessey's All the Little Things You Do (self-released, 2020), an album both jazz-inflected and pop-friendly, and on saxophonist ...

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My Playlist

Lina Allemano: gli album che sto ascoltando

Read "Lina Allemano: gli album che sto ascoltando" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


1. Ways + Toldam, Fortunes (LORNA Records, 2020). Album accattivante, fresco di stampa. I Ways sono un duo formato da Brodie West (sax alto) e Evan Cartwright (batteria) provenienti da Toronto. Mi mancano molto le loro esibizioni dal vivo che ogni volta mi trasportano in mondi lontani. Musica minimalista, riflessiva, elegante, magica, intrigante, semplicemente stupenda. E l'aggiunta del pianista Simon Toldam in questo album è splendida. 2. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (Decca, 2014). ...


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