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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Way North: Fearless And Kind

Read "Fearless And Kind" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

This roots jazz band is called Way North, presumably for their home base in Toronto. But a spin of their second recording, Fearless and Kind, says they could have tagged the quartet Way South, especially considering the opening tune, “Boll Weevil," and the two-part “Jelly Roll Morton Medley." Their music has a sort of Ornette Coleman ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Corroto's Best Releases Of 2013

Read "Mark Corroto's Best Releases Of 2013" reviewed by Mark Corroto

So many records, so little time. This sweet dilemma, I repeat again this year. Below are my top spins for 2013 (in no particular order). I've certainly missed a few gems, and I'll be trying to catch up on those during the cold of winter and probably through early spring...


Matana ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Book Of Rhapsodies

Read "Book Of Rhapsodies" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you were to identify the music from Book Of Rhapsodies as cartoon music and asked to name specifically which cartoons, it might be easy to guess your age. The baby-boom generations would call bandleader Brian Carpenter's music the soundtrack to Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam and might guess Carl Stalling. X-Generation would identify the soundtrack ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rob Mosher: Polebridge

Read "Polebridge" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Soundtrack music can complement a piece of cinema by adding suspense, describe the onscreen action or, in the case of a silent movie, provide the sounds of pratfalls and doorbells. The first spin of Rob Mosher's Polebridge could easily recall the soundtrack to a Buster Keaton silent film. The liner notes explain that the music is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Petr Cancura: Down Home

Read "Down Home" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Once jazz migrated from New Orleans and the Deep South to Chicago and New York, a favorite put-down for those making music that wasn't urban, cool or modern was to call the musicians “country." It was as if all things of jazz consequence outside of urban centers was required to be imported from said cities.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rakalam Bob Moses: Father's Day B'hash

Read "Father's Day B'hash" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Accepting the offer of a fellow instructor at the New England Conservatory for free studio time, drummer Rakalam Bob Moses assembled a band of evolving musicians and longtime collaborator Stan Strickland (tenor saxophonist and clarinetist), to record, on June 16, 2006, Father's Day B'Hash. Moses proposed ideas for saxophonists Strickland, Ommudra Thomas Arabia, Nick Videen, Luis ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects

Read "Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie







Joe Morris

Today on Earth

AUM Fidelity

2009

Joe Morris

Colorfield

ESP-Disk

2009

Joe Morris/Simon H. Fell/Alex Ward

The Necessary and the Possible

Record Label #3

Year

Joe Morris

Fine Objects

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Morris: Fine Objects

Read "Fine Objects" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Guitarist Joe Morris continues his 2002 experimentation with the double-bass. On Fine Objects, he leads a trio of saxophone, bass, and drums through two of his own compositions, a couple of trio improvisations, and other compositions by Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Larry Clinton and Petr Cancura.

Morris chose two former students from the New ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Morris: Wildlife

Read "Wildlife" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Joe Morris has made a career of directing creative energy towards new experiences and a fascinating development has been the incorporation of new instruments to his vocabulary. Morris distinguished himself as a guitarist in 1994 with the release of Symbolic Gesture. Many duo, trio and ensemble records followed but Morris was not content simply to refine ...