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ARTICLE: RADIO

We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club

Read "We Jazz artists, Eric Hofbauer & The Pen Club" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Finnish jazz artists are front-and-center this episode. You'll hear music from the ambitious and busy We Jazz record label which is based in Helsinki, and you'll also hear music from one of that country's top trios, Hot Heros. They've got a new recording out on Eclipse Music, another important label in Finland. There's other new music ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Tony Malaby with Nick Fraser at the Rex

Read "Tony Malaby with Nick Fraser at the Rex" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

I recently relocated to jny: Toronto and I'm still familiarizing myself with the local jazz scene and musicians. The scene itself turns out to be more expansive and broader in musical scope than I anticipated. The Rex Jazz Bar and Hotel is the pre-eminent jazz club in the city. It features jazz seven nights a week ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Triio: Triio

Read "Triio" reviewed by Anya Wassenberg

Blending composition and free improvisation on their eponymous release, Triio—a sextet led by Toronto-based double bassist/composer Alex Fournier—offer a distinctive sound, whimsical track titles, and a surprise around every corner.

“ESD" is a vibrant track that opens with a trippy piano line which uses the darker tones of the lower octaves to moody effect. ...