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Kirk MacDonald: Symmetry

Read "Symmetry" reviewed by Edward Blanco

It is no secret that Canada is the home of some of the finest jazz musicins in the world and Toronto-based saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, a long-time active educator, is one of those established stars and veteran of the Canadian jazz scene. He has appeared on over fifty albums as both a sideman and leader and Symmetry, ...

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Kirk MacDonald: Symmetry

Read "Symmetry" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Following two splendid albums as leader of his own big band (Deep Shadows, Family Suite for Large Jazz Orchestra), Toronto-based saxophonist / educator Kirk MacDonald has returned to a small-group format for Symmetry, the thirteenth recording on which his name has been listed atop the marquee. In this case, however, any member of MacDonald's quintet could ...

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Henning Sieverts: Symmetry

Read "Symmetry" reviewed by John Barron

At first glance, the titles to bassist Henning Sieverts' compositions on Symmetry seem rather unusual. Eventually, after close inspection, one discovers the palindrome theme with titles like “Lion Oil," “Luz Azul" and “Evil Olive." Whether or not the clever naming is relevant to the music at hand remains unexplained. What is obvious about Symmetry is the ...