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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bob Brough: Like A Spring Day

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Surely saxophonist/composer Bob Brough must be one of the best jazzmen in Toronto. His second album, Like A Spring Day offers the opportunity to showcase the talents of singer Carol McCartney. Brough collaborated with lyricist Sonja Tran on all but two of the eleven compositions.

Last year at this time, I reviewed Bob Brough's debut recording, A Decade of Favorites and although he had appeared on over twenty recordings, this was his first album. The songs written for ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bob Brough: A Decade of Favorites

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Bob Brough, a veteran Toronto saxophonist, has produced his first solo album after appearing on 20 recording dates. With the exception of John Lewis' “Afternoon in Paris," he provides nine original compositions documented by three separate groups recorded in 2001 and 2003.

I can say this about Brough's playing: I did not tire at all listening to him blowing for 74 minutes. To these untrained ears, the nine tracks sound like modal compositions, and if you were comfortable ...