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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jim Brenan 11: 50 / 50

Read "50 / 50" reviewed by Jack Bowers

A popular jazz magazine once had (and perhaps still has) a list of CDs in most issues labeled “beyond category." 50 / 50, the debut (?) recording by Canadian saxophonist / composer Jim Brenan's eleven-piece ensemble, would fit quite comfortably therein. It is as hard to ascertain Brenan's frames of reference as it is to unravel ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Al Muirhead: Northern Adventures

Read "Northern Adventures" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When you've been a musician as long as Al Muirhead has, you not only earn many friends in the business, you also recognize who among them can play. For Northern Adventures, Muirhead's second album as leader of his own group, the eighty-one-year-old Canadian trumpeter assembled a who's who of the finest musicians his country has to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

5-Time Global Music Award Winning Vocalist & Trumpeter Johnny Summers Releases New Album For The Holidays Entitled "When It's Christmas Time"!

5-Time Global Music Award Winning Vocalist & Trumpeter Johnny Summers Releases New Album For The Holidays Entitled "When It's Christmas Time"!

Most musicians say they are lovers of great songs, but very few are able to show it in the way that Johnny Summers does! With the new holiday album, Johnny Summers: When It’s Christmas Time, 2015 winner of three Global Music Awards including Best Male Vocalist, Johnny Summers shows why he has become Canada’s best kept ...

Hutchinson Andrew Trio: Prairie Modern

Read "Hutchinson Andrew Trio: Prairie Modern" reviewed by John Kelman

If Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are the only places in Canada considered, in any way, as hotbeds for jazz, the prairie provinces are, with the exception of the annual Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, pretty close to the bottom of the list of other Canadian cities that have small but aspiring jazz scenes. ...