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ALBUM REVIEW

Amanda Tosoff: Earth Voices

Read "Earth Voices" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Building off the lure of language planted in Amanda Tosoff's Juno-nominated Words (Empress Music Group, 2016), this sixth album from the Toronto-based composer and pianist waves poetic in wondrous fashion. Pairing different guest vocalists and collections of musicians with personalized takes on Parnassian beauty of varied sorts, Tosoff cements the bonds between earthly voices and heavenly sounds with a questioning spirit. The list of subjects and styles, both in words and music, varies widely on this playlist. ...

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New Sounds from Zucker, Helias & Bloom, and Tosoff

Read "New Sounds from Zucker, Helias & Bloom, and Tosoff" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show several recent releases including Ben Zucker, Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias, Amanda Tosoff, Mikko Karjalainen, and Anna Hogberg, also some soulful sounds from Alicia Waller and closing with some classic Miles Davis. Playlist Ben Zucker “Moths Eating The Wallpaper Of Concorde" from Fifth Season (Amalgam Records) 00:00 Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias “Willing" from Some Kind of Tomorrow (Bandcamp) 12:45 Alicia Waller & The Excursion “Some Hidden Treasure" from Some Hidden Treasure (Innova) ...

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New Releases From Pianists Karen Hammack, Lara Driscoll & Chris White, Amanda Tosoff Plus Some Jazz Country Crossover

Read "New Releases From Pianists Karen Hammack,  Lara Driscoll & Chris White, Amanda Tosoff Plus Some Jazz Country Crossover" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast features a new single from Carmen Lundy, plus releases from pianists Karen Hammack, Lara Driscoll & Chris White, Amanda Tosoff plus vocalist Staci Griesbach adds some Jazz Country with her new tribute to Shania Twain. There are birthday shoutouts to Dolly Parton, Lori Williams, Gary Burton, Audrey Ochoa, Mariah Parker, Lizz Wright and George Evans. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown. Playlist Gayelynn ...

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Amanda Tosoff: Wait and See

Read "Wait and See" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

It did not take long for Amanda Tosoff to crack open the door of recognition. It took just two records, to be precise. Wait And See has an almost delightfully tongue-in-cheek ring to it, as Tosoff appears to be heralding an arrival and recognition as a composer, pianist and bandleader all in one--and she may as well take a bow. This is a well-rounded record, rich in challenging compositions, performed with sublime technique in an expressive and self-assured voice at ...


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