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Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VII

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Well, that didn't take long. What started as “Five Women" quickly grew into the present “Seven Women" and will continue to the end of this year as “Seven Women (Plus Three) as a continuing reflection of the state of female vocalists and instrumentalists. We are blessed with an abundance of musical riches.

Adi Meyerson ...

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GuitarNow! 2013, Day Two: Ottawa, Canada, May 4, 2013

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First Annual GuitarNow! Festival, Day Two
Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

May 4, 2013

When local guitarist Roddy Ellias--the recipient, that very week, of one of the Jazz Journalist Association's Jazz Hero awards for 2013 (the only Canadian on the list)--created the concept of the first annual GuitarNow! Festival with Carleton University, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Raegele: Last Century

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Finalmente un guitar-trio che non suona “alla maniera di..," che non è l'ultima meraviglia propinata da qualche sponsor in cerca di pubblicità, che non si propone di stupire il mondo. Ma un guitar-trio che possiede una cifra stilistica personale e un modo di approcciare sia la composizione che l'improvvisazione piuttosto originale. Arrivano dal Canada e il chitarrista Steve ...

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Thom Gossage Other Voices: In Other Words

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According to drummer Thom Gossage, the tracks on this, the fifth release by his Other Voices ensemble, are launched from a single figure--anything from a simple melodic line, to fully composed pieces of music, rhythm scores, electronic soundscapes, chants and poems--that are subsequently abstracted through an assemblage process. The idea came to him after viewing a ...

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Steve Raegele: Last Century

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Guitarist Steve Raegele brings a multifaceted presence to his debut, Last Century. Raegele, who is based in Montreal, Canada, was the lead guitarist of the psychedelic rock band The Besnard Lakes, and a member of drummer Thom Gossage's Other Voices. He was at home in the radically different approach of the two bands, an assured player ...

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Steve Raegele: Last Century

Read "Last Century" reviewed by Pascal-Denis Lussier

Montreal guitarist Steve Raegele's debut, Last Century, with bassist Miles Perkin and drummer Thom Gossage, marks the beginning of a career that will, no doubt, be looked back upon despite being disregarded at this stage. The album doesn't mark Raegele's launching point, however, but the due reward of a turbulent turning point, as the guitarist has ...

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Steve Raegele: Last Century

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"Mostly, this is the sound of half-awake dreams, phantasmic moments of glowing red dawn," guitarist Steve Raegele writes in the liner notes to Last Century. “I think of these songs as having been created by reaching out from a moving train to grab onto shapes that would be lost in the blur."

As ...