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Take Five with Wayne Eagles of trio \ DEF

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Meet Wayne Eagles:
Wayne Eagles is Canadian guitarist/educator known for his unique guitar style, which incorporates diverse influences from textural soundscapes and free jazz to old school fusion and progressive rock. Wayne has played live and in the studio with a long list of local and internationally known musicians including Adam Nussbaum, Ken Rosser, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Trio DEF: Trio DEF

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Based in Canada, with members resident in Ottawa, Montreal and New York City, Trio DEF overcomes logistical hurdles to create some mighty fine guitar trio jazz and jazz-rock on their eponymous debut. Bassist Marc-Andre Drouin, a completely unfamiliar name to me, plays the plugged-in variant with the elasticity and warmth of an acoustic bassist. He is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trio \ Def (Drouin/Eagles/Froman) Release Debut Album

Trio \ Def (Drouin/Eagles/Froman) Release Debut Album

Groove-laden tracks, textural scenarios, and multi-hued passages are all front and center on (Drouin/Eagles/Froman)—the debut album from trio \ DEF. The cooperative threesome of bassist Marc-Andre Drouin, guitarist Wayne Eagles, and drummer Ian Froman digs deep, delivering music that’s alternately menacing and disarming, barbed and beautiful, and patient and restless. High-octane jams, earthy encounters, and airy ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 20-July 1, 2013
Having made the decision, in 2012, to broaden its stylistic purview to include not only music on the periphery of jazz, but artists with no real connection to the founding raison d'être of the festival, the 2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival continued to bring extracurricular music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Regals: The Double-Duo Sessions

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It's been six years since guitarist Wayne Eagles released Milligan-Eagles Project (TetraArtist, 2005), a groove-heavy record that also featured Canadian bassist Mike Milligan and drummer Billy Kilson. Looking to try something a little different this time, the Ottawa, Canada-based musician turns to drummer T. Bruce Wittet--a long-time fixture on the Ottawa scene and an intuitive player ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Milligan-Eagles Project: Milligan-Eagles Project featuring Billy Kilson

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The word “considered" is not something one would usually associate with the fusion genre. All too often fusion players engage in a kind of demonstrative overplay that concerns itself far too much with technical virtuosity and considerably less with plain musicality. While Canadian bassist Mike Milligan and guitarist Wayne Eagles don't have the same recognition factor ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Milligan-Eagles Project CD Release with Adam Nussbaum

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Milligan-Eagles Project with Adam Nussbaum
Theatre of the National Library
Ottawa, Canada
March 3, 2005

With the ink still fresh on their new CD, Milligan-Eagles Project featuring Billy Kilson, double-bassist Mike Milligan and guitarist Wayne Eagles brought their music to a sizable crowd at Ottawa's National Library on Thursday, March 3, 2005. While ...