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Peripheral Vision: More Songs About Error And Shame

Read "More Songs About Error And Shame" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

The first half of 2018 sees the Toronto Jazz-scene bursting with fresh sound and innovation, bringing new and exciting nuances to what appears to be today's Status Quo. After the architecturally intense exploration that was saxophonist Gordon Hyland's Never Die!, by his group Living Fossil in February, the object of this review exposes shared similarities with ...

Rebecca Hennessy's FOG Brass Band: Two Calls

Read "Two Calls" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Toronto-based trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy's FOG Brass Band, on Two Calls, sounds at times like a traditional brass band. The disc's, opening cut, “Red Herring," features a jumpy, tuba-driven rhythm, a soaring trombone solo, a frenetic trumpet turn with a scintillating piano backdrop, followed by Don Scott's hard rock electric guitar interlude. It is a compelling beginning ...

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Peripheral Vision: Sheer Tyranny Of Will

Read "Sheer Tyranny Of Will" reviewed by Dave Wayne

One must wonder what chance a group of relatively unknown Canadian jazz musicians playing complicated original tunes has for any sort of recognition or commercial success in the US. If musical quality was the sole determinant, Peripheral Vision, the relatively unknown Canadian band in question, would be celebrities, set for life. They've unleashed a corker of ...

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Peripheral Vision: Sheer Tyranny Of Will

Read "Sheer Tyranny Of Will" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

If titles are anything to go by, then Canadian quartet Peripheral Vision has a pretty pessimistic world view--if Sheer Tyranny Of Will isn't downbeat enough, “Robbed And Ridiculed," “The Ill Conceived Plan" and “Neurosis And Everyday Life" add further evidence to the pile. Maybe it's circumstantial though: tucked away in the track listing is one of ...

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Don Scott: Out of Line

Read "Out of Line" reviewed by John Kelman

Balancing the cerebral with the visceral is a challenge, especially in contemporary jazz that takes a more sophisticated approach to composition. Toronto-based guitarist Don Scott strikes a fine balance with Out of Line, a debut that combines the more oblique approach of artists like Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Binney and Dave Douglas with unshakable--albeit at times complex--grooves ...