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In This Moment

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Turnout; Cross Purpose; Sleight Of Hand; Blues For Proskurov; Afterthought; The New Same Old; In This Moment; Lost In The City; Quixote; Soliloquy.

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Sam Kirmayer: In This Moment

Read "In This Moment" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Montreal-based guitarist Sam Kirmayer leads a well-modulated sextet on In This Moment, wherein all ten of the album's numbers were written by Kirmayer. That is both a strength and a weakness. On one hand, Kirmayer's themes are, for the most part, light, sunny and squarely in the jazz tradition; on the other, none of them is ...

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Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein

Label: Bent River Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Salome's Dance; Petroglyph; Leonard Cohen; Shuffle Pants; Parc Lafontaine; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; A Man of the World; Amsterdam Avenue; Blood Wolf Moon Blues.

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Ordinary Heroes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Crises and Reckonings; Cassandra; Fake News Blues; Nebulous Compensation; Rabble Rouser; Embers; Tears for the Innocent; Spare Heart; Safe Passage; Ordinary Heroes.

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Spare Hearts

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Duration: 09:30

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Mike Rud: Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein

Read "Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Calling guitarist Mike Rud one of the best kept secrets on his instrument is only a bit off the mark. Rud's Notes on Montreal (Self Produced) took home a Juno Award, after all, so his presence has most certainly been felt in his native Canada. Yet his work and name haven't traveled like they should, making ...

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Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes

Read "Ordinary Heroes" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Canadian jazz pianist Peter Hum has been a fixture and mainstay on the Ottawa jazz scene for three decades. A journalist by profession, covering education, crime and city hall for the Ottawa Citizen, a social conscious and music, have always been driving forces in his life. His third album as leader, Ordinary Heroes contains ten original ...

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Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes

Read "Ordinary Heroes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The ideals of promise and hope, and the desire to create a better world and drive out the darkness, need not be fueled or forwarded by the extraordinary. As George Takei, the legendary actor-cum-activist once noted in referencing the individuals who provided succor during the horrors of the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, it's ...

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Article: Live Review

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman


TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 23-26, 2017 Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...


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