Content by tag "Metalwood"

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Trio DEF: Trio DEF

Read "Trio DEF" reviewed by Dave Wayne

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 ...

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Regals: The Double-Duo Sessions

Read "The Double-Duo Sessions" reviewed by John Kelman

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 ...

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Metalwood: The Recline

Read "The Recline" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Formed in 1996, this electric jazz quartet Metalwood from Canada is joined by contemporary jazz, fusion and sometimes bop guitarist, John Scofield (on four cuts), for their fifth release and first for Telarc. Working from an agenda of free for all original material by Brad Turner and Chris Tarry, the group presents a listenable balance between ...