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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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stacey Kent: The Changing Lights

Read "The Changing Lights" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Stacey Kent is a jazz success story--not just in terms of her talent, but also in terms of her international popularity, with her previous three albums clocking up a total of over 500,000 sales. What makes her so successful? The Changing Lights, her tenth album, demonstrates all of the qualities.

There's the material, a mix ...

Kate Williams Septet: Made Up

Read "Made Up" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Made Up is the fourth album from British composer/pianist Kate Williams. Her previous albums have featured trio, quartet and quintet lineups; Made Up leapfrogs the sextet setup to feature a seven-piece group of top flight UK musicians who prove to be superb interpreters of Williams' brightly original compositions.

Made Up was released in the UK ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Trondheim Jazz Festival: May 9-13, 2012

Read "Trondheim Jazz Festival: May 9-13, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Trondheim Jazz Festival
Trondheim, Norway
May 9-13, 2012
Being Norway's third largest city, next to Oslo and Bergen, means something completely different to being the third largest city in Canada or the United States. With more than 25,000 students in a city of approximately 160,000 people, it's not unlike (albeit a little larger than) Kingston, Canada, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter James Trio: Soul Story

Read "Soul Story" reviewed by Nic Jones

The piano trio is currently one of the staples in what might be called marketed jazz, but that doesn't mean that every example of the lineup lacks musical substance. British pianist Peter James' trio is a case in point, because it's clear that its stylistic range is wide, even while retaining its own identity.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pitom: Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes

Read "Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Recorded for John Zorn's Tzadik Records, and sustaining the spirit of radical Jewish music, Pitom's second album is a psychodramatic crash-and-burn event. Spanning Sonic Youth-like reckless abandon, hardcore grunge, jazz improvisation and the blasphemous morphing of traditional Jewish music stylizations with jazz-rock, the unit abides by a take-no-prisoners approach. Offering an antithesis to the norm, with ...

Pitom: Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes

Read "Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Pitom - progetto acclamato e prodotto da John Zorn - guidato da Yoshie Frutcher, chitarrista, bassista e compositore è uno strano miscuglio di umori scuri e travagliati, con dosi massicce di rock, melodie klezmer, variazioni prog. Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes è un'atipica colonna sonora ad episodi (non c'è cantato), ma compaiono spesso all'interno dei brani elementi dérange che ...