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Jerry Granelli: Let Go

Read "Let Go" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il 21 e il 22 gennaio del 2011 erano certamente giornate fredde e scure, in quel di Halifax, Nova Scotia. Anche le statistiche lo confermano: gennaio è il mese più freddo dell'anno, in quel lembo del Canada orientale bagnato dall'Atlantico. Ma il freddo non può ostacolare il sogno di intrepidi condottieri come Jerry Granelli. E infatti il batterista, ...


Geggietrio + Donny McCaslin: Across the Sky

Read "Across the Sky" reviewed by John Kelman

With too many musicians releasing albums as leaders before they're ready, Canadian bassist John Geggie is a refreshing alternative. Waiting until his late forties might, in fact, seem a little overcautious for this central figure on the Ottawa scene, but to compensate--and better demonstrate the breadth of his musical interests--he's released two debuts as a leader, ...


The Gordon Grdina Trio: . . . If Accident Will

Read ". . . If Accident Will" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Guitarist/oudist Gordon Grdina is one of those rare musicians who is at home in several genres, bringing a strong presence to his music. He is as adept in improvised music as he is in Arabic Taqaism or Indian music. He can let his oud sing a rapturous song and make his guitar rock loud and heavy. ...


Simon Fisk Trio: Intent

Read "Intent" reviewed by John Kelman

The effect of rock-informed groups like the Bad Plus and their more elegant counterparts E.S.T. are being felt everywhere. Take the Canadian Simon Fisk Trio, whose first record, Trainwrecks, while informed by Paul Bley by way of Keith Jarrett, managed to assert a clear voice. Still demonstrating the collective strengths that made Trainwrecks notable, group's new ...