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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Formats – Solo Through Nonet

Read "Formats – Solo Through Nonet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

One plus Two, equals three, and so on. What arbitrary combo size constitutes a big band? None of these.

Solo: Jamie Saft
Solo a Genova
RareNoise Records
2018

That musical provocateur Jamie Saft, he is a prankster. After making all kinds of noise with the likes of Metallic Taste ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Earl MacDonald: Open Borders

Read "Open Borders" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Open Borders brings to the fore Canadian-born pianist Earl MacDonald's burnished tentet in a program that consists of eleven sunlit and swinging themes, five of which were composed by the leader. Besides writing, MacDonald did most of the arranging, and he excels in both arenas, as he does on piano (most notably on the standards “Blame ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Earl MacDonald: Open Borders

Read "Open Borders" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Politicians might do well to take a few pointers from pianist-arranger Earl MacDonald. As this fine album attests to, it's far better to build bridges than walls, and far more productive to open borders and dialogue than close hearts, minds, and doors.

While MacDonald didn't initially set out to make a political statement ...

Take Five With Tyler Hornby

Read "Take Five With Tyler Hornby" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Tyler Hornby:

Tyler started drumming at age ten, honed his artistry in high school big bands and experimental jazz combos, and has since blossomed into one of Canada's most innovative and sought-after young drummers.



Hornby has also become a gifted composer by expanding his musical tastes, studying the craft with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Canadian Drummer Tyler Hornby Releases Second Solo-Project Album

Canadian Drummer Tyler Hornby Releases Second Solo-Project Album

The new album from jazz drummer Tyler Hornby, A Road to Remember explores contemporary jazz at its finest. The music features original compositions inspired by his travels across Canada, the US, and particularly Europe over the last 3 years. A Road to Remember explores the human journey, the ups and downs that we experience--moments of elation, ...