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Marc Jordan: Both Sides

Read "Both Sides" reviewed by Edward Blanco

American-born Canadian singer and songwriter Marc Jordan, who covers a wide range of genres, including jazz, unveils his first album since 2013 with one of his finest recordings to date on the soft and breezy balladic Both Sides. Containing lush romantic jazz arrangements of contemporary standards and recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra featuring trumpeter Randy ...

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: Oddara

Read "Oddara" reviewed by James Nadal

There has been a constant stimulating fascination associated with Cuba that has attracted numerous jazz musicians to delve deeper into its musical traditions. Also, judging by the amount of recent recordings by Cuban artists, and those who feature them in collaborative efforts, the island sustains its status as a vital source of inspiration on the global ...

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Elisabeth Sheperd: The Signal

Read "The Signal" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Vi ricordate i Matt Bianco? Erano un gruppo britannico degli anni ottanta, esponenti di punta del cosiddetto “New Cool" assieme a Style Council e Working Week. Per il loro piacevole pop-jazz e le affinità con la cantante Basia Trzetrzelewska, mi sono tornati in mente ascoltando questo disco di Elisabeth Shepherd.

Il confronto può ...

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Elizabeth Shepherd: Signal

Read "Signal" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Montreal-based singer Elizabeth Shepherd gently stirs jazz with an underground pop aesthetic in Signal. Similar to the fresh styles of contemporaries such as Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato, Shepherd's appeal is heard in her multifaceted gifts as a songwriter, musician, and composer; attributes which garnered her a Juno Award nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album for ...

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Peter Appleyard: Sophisticated Ladies

Read "Sophisticated Ladies" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Celebrated Canadian vibraphonist Peter Appleyard made some waves on his last instrumental album, revisiting the past in a previously unreleased recording that captured a select group of jazz giants on the historic The Lost 1974 Session (Linus, 2011). Now, this 84 year-old jazz legend focuses on the present and surrounds himself with a phenomenal group of ...

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Peter Appleyard: Sophisticated Ladies

Read "Sophisticated Ladies" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Peter Appleyard seems to have a way with the ladies. The octogenarian vibraphonist brings his virile mallet work to bear while escorting a dozen lovely songbirds through some smartly arranged standards on this, his second release the span of a few months. Appleyard started off the year by looking toward the past, issuing a previously unreleased ...

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Peter Appleyard And The Jazz Giants: The Lost 1974 Sessions

Read "The Lost 1974 Sessions" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

A gem of a discovery, vibraphonist Peter Appleyard's The Lost 1974 Sessions is an important record, both artistically and a historically. Appleyard assembled most of clarinetist Benny Goodman's group in RCA's Toronto studios for a one of a kind opportunity when band in town for a concert. He called the ad hoc band the Jazz Giants, ...

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Peter Appleyard And The Jazz Giants: The Lost 1974 Sessions

Read "The Lost 1974 Sessions" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Canadian vibraphonist, percussionist and composer Peter Appleyard has spent most of his professional career in Toronto. He has hosted his own radio and television programs, and was made an Officer of The Order of Canada in recognition of his musical accomplishments. He drew international acclaim as a member of Benny Goodman's jazz sextet during the early ...

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Peter Appleyard And The Jazz Giants: The Lost 1974 Sessions

Read "The Lost 1974 Sessions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the aggregation of all-star jazz men featured on this previously unreleased, decades-old session may seem random at first glance, the great Benny Goodman is actually the musical tie that binds them all. In September of 1974, vibraphonist Peter Appleyard was part of a particularly strong Goodman sextet that appeared at Carnegie Hall. Appleyard had his ...

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Frank Harrison Trio: Sideways

Read "Sideways" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

After studying Boston's Berklee School of Music, pianist Frank Harrison returned to his native United Kingdom, making a name for himself as a sideman, most notably in saxophonist Gilad Atzmon's band. But beginning with First Light (Basho Records 2006), he has offered up three piano trio outings, each with different personnel. On Sideways Harrison is joined ...