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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

2019 Providencia International Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Providencia International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Pablo Reyes

In just two days, the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Providencia met the expectations of the public. The eighteenth edition of this event, held in the Sculpture Park of Providencia, Chile, was produced by its new director and a Chilean drummer with a long career, Alejandro Espinoza. Unlike in previous years, Espinoza developed a program emphasizing ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Coffee and Croissants with Oddgier Berg

Read "Coffee and Croissants with Oddgier Berg" reviewed by Nick Davies

In this episode, special guest pianist Oddgeir Berg talks about his trio's album Before Dawn [Ozella Music] and the strength and depth of the Finnish jazz scene. The playlist includes lots of new music from artists like Cloudmakers 5 through to Nat Birchall.

Playlist Cloudmakers 5 “The Past Is Another Country" from Chinese ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Young / Terry Promane: Octet Vol. 2

Read "Octet Vol. 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's a sign of the economic times (and a steadily shrinking audience) that more and more jazz CDs are being released these days in the near-equivalent of a “plain brown wrapper." That's certainly true of Octet Vol. 2, the second recording by Canada's Dave Young / Terry Promane ensemble. That does not mean, however, that the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Oscar, with Love

Read "Oscar, with Love" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark the ninetieth anniversary of the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's birth (August 15, 2015), Peterson's widow, Kelly Peterson, produced a tribute album for the ages: Oscar, with Love, a marvelous three-disc set comprising ten never-before-recorded Peterson compositions, nineteen of his better-known works and seven compositions written especially for him, performed by sixteen contemporary piano ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pete Magadini: Bones Blues

Read "Bones Blues" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Canadian label Sackville is known for its unique catalogue of superb Avant-Garde music and engaging trad-jazz recordings. So its 1976 Bones Blues is a bit of an anomaly as it documents a modern mainstream session that drummer Pete Magadini led and featured California based saxophonist Don Menza.

Five standards and two originals comprise ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Buddy Tate: Texas Tenor

Read "Texas Tenor" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist George “Buddy" Tate came to prominence in the 1930s with his hard swinging style and robust and resilient tone. His sound mellowed and matured like a fine spirit throughout a long and busy career but his approach did not veer far from his original fashion of playing, dubbed Texas Tenor. The 1978 Sackville record is ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question

Read "In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Suppose a month goes by, you have a column to publish, but nothing has happened that's worth writing about. What do you do then? Read on, as the question is about to be answered.

A while back there was a discussion at a Stan Kenton web site (Kentonia) about musicians or groups of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Dave Young Quartet: Mean What You Say

Read "Mean What You Say" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Dave Young has had a long career as a classical music and jazz bassist. Before he found his niche in jazz, Young was the principal bassist with the Winnipeg and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras as well as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. As a jazz musician, he brought his sense of rhythm and intuition to groups led by ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist Dave Young Releases New CD "Mean What You Say"

Bassist Dave Young Releases New CD "Mean What You Say"

Multiple Award-winning Bassist, Composer and Arranger, Dave Young Releases New Quartet CD, Mean What You Say

Featuring Kevin Turcotte, Robi Botos and Frank Botos

and...celebrates his new recording with a Special CD Launch at

Toronto's vibrant new Jazz Venue,

"The TRANE STUDIO Jazz Lounge" Thursday - November 12th - from 8:00 pm

"To my way ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Young Quintet: Mainly Mingus

Read "Mainly Mingus" reviewed by John Kelman

Over the years Canada has produced its share of world-class jazz musicians who have reached widespread acclaim, including Oscar Peterson, Gil Evans, Paul Bley, and Kenny Wheeler. Lesser-known, but no less important, are support players like drummer Terry Clarke, who spent a number of years in New York and was a long-time collaborator with guitarist Jim ...