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Album Review

TuneTown: Entering Utopia

Read "Entering Utopia" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Just over a year after releasing There From Here, their debut record--and taken from the same sessions, held at the Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario in November 2018-- TuneTown's second outing, Entering Utopia, acts as a resolute continuation of the trio's initial statement and paints the three equal leaders in the light of a varied program, combining lyrical balladry in one moment with uncompromising swing in the next. Each of TuneTown's contributors is a respected leader in ...

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Album Review

TuneTown: There From Here

Read "There From Here" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


What happens in Canada stays in Canada. Sadly, this worn out phrasing tends to ring true when it comes to Jazz from there. Regrettably so. The jazz scenes in Québec and especially Toronto are as vibrant as they've ever been and produce some of the more interesting releases out there today. The drummer of the acoustic trio going by the name of TuneTown, Ernesto Cervini, is even more aware of this, seeing how next to being a musician, his second ...

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New Jazz from Canada

Read "New Jazz from Canada" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Exciting new Jazz from Canada from TuneTown and Dan Pitt trio plus a selection of other new and recent releases including the long awaited Rubberband album from Miles Davis. Playlist TuneTown “A Transient Space" from There From Here (Slammin' Media) 00:00 Dan Pitt Trio “Balmoral" from Fundamentally Flawed (Dan Pitt) 10:00 Lisbon String Trio & Rodrigo Pinheiro “1" from Rhetorica (Creative Sources) 17:13 The OGJB Quartet “Bamoko" from Bamoko (Tum Records) 26:56 Surefire Sweat"A Tale Off Two Times" ...

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Album Review

TuneTown: There From Here

Read "There From Here" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Tracing the historic path of this particular trio type--saxophone, bass and drums, no chordal instrument--leads back to saxophonist Sonny Rollins' A Night At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 1958). The sound on that seminal recording is raw, rough around the edges, with the trio bumping through a bunch of familiar tunes, enjoying the freedom from chords. There From Here, the debut of the Toronto-based trio Tune Town, employs a smoother approach, with tenor saxophonist Kelly Jefferson sounding more ...


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