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Higienopolis

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Higienopolis; ...Intro To; The Silent Cry; Tundra; Sailing At Night; Skeletons; Blue Rainbow.

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Local Talent: Higienopolis

Read "Higienopolis" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Toronto-based group Local Talent is the brainchild of pianist James Hill. The group's debut, Higienopolis, takes the piano trio format into an expansively electric realm. Inspired by a trip to Brazil, the music also showcases the influences of Hill's love of classical composition and pop culture of the 1990s. Opening with the electronically ...

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Autobahn: Of the Tree

Read "Of the Tree" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Not to be confused with the band of the same name from The Big Lebowski (or the similarly-named British indie- rock / emo band, for that matter) this Autobahn is a trio of jolly Canadians who play 21st Century jazz. Not “swinging" jazz in the traditional Blue Note sense, the music of this bass-free trio of ...

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Autobahn: Of the Tree

Read "Of the Tree" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A jazz trio named Autobahn, from Toronto, Canada, with an unusual make-up--piano, sax and drums--is just asking to called “experimental" on their modernistic recording, Of The Tree. And why not? Eliminating the bass (the obvious missing link) makes for new atmospheres, and creates new spaces. Looking for comparisons, Momentum Space (Verve Records, 1999), a masterpiece of ...


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