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Christine Jensen

Saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen is considered "one of the most important Canadian composers of her generation", according to Globe and Mail jazz critic, Mark Miller, and has emerged as a creative alto and soprano saxophonist on both the Canadian and international jazz scene. "Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler come to mind."

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Tidal Currents: East Meets West

Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Inside the Wave; Crossing Lachine; Tidal Currents; Rock Skipping Under the Half Moon.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast makes the graceful morph from Womens History to Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from John Basile, Kandace Springs, Jamie Baum, Queen Esther, Leigh Pilzer, Lizz Wright and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Dorothy Donegan, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, Christine Jensen, Tessa Souter, Teri Parker, Tia Fuller, and Amina Claudine Myers, ...

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Rock Skipping Under the Half Moon

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Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 07:41

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Article: Interview

Jim West: 40 Years and Going Strong at Justin Time Records

Read "Jim West: 40 Years and Going Strong at Justin Time Records" reviewed by Kerilie McDowall


Owner of Canada's Justin Time Records, the multi-award-winning Jim West, has brought stellar top performers from the Canadian music scene and the USA to the global stage since 1983 for almost half a century, and that's some heavyweight “cred." To celebrate, the label has crafted a compilation, 40 Years of ...

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Article: Album Review

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra: Tidal Currents: East Meets West

Read "Tidal Currents: East Meets West" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When it comes to appraising contemporary big bands, Canada's Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra is on equal footing with the best of them. For its seventh album, Tidal Currents, the WJO has engaged two of that country's leading jazz composers, Jill Townsend and Christine Jensen, to present in musical terms impressions of places that have a special meaning ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Betty Bryant, Ruben Caban, Juno Nominees Plus Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen

Read "New Releases from Betty Bryant, Ruben Caban, Juno Nominees Plus Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Betty Bryant, Sarah L King, Ruben Caban and Andrea Superstein, with nods to Juno nominees Jocelyn Gould, Allison Au Christine Jensen and Gentiane MG plus birthday shoutouts to Shirley Crabbe, Jessica Jones, Dena DeRose, Nicole Mitchell, MJ Territo, Elsa Nilsson and Harold Arlen, among others. Thanks for listening and please ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Christine Jensen, Sonny Clark, Nina Simone and Others

Read "Christine Jensen, Sonny Clark, Nina Simone and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This episode, as usual, goes all over the jazz landscape with current names like Christine Jensen and Marius Neset as well as classic figures of the past such as Sonny Clark and Nina Simone. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Thriving Jazz Orchestras: 2024

Read "Thriving Jazz Orchestras: 2024" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Jazz orchestras may not make much sense financially in 2024. They are most likely unaffordable as touring units. But in one-offs or the occasional studio efforts of established bands, some fine music can be found coming from the artistic minds of bold and adaptive composer/arrangers. Here are a pair of orchestral jazz outings that present modern ...

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Day Moon

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Day Moon; Quiescence Suite:Lined; Twenty Twenty Blues; Tolos D'Abril; Étude De Mars; Here's That Rainy Day; Wind Up; Balcony Rules; Like In Love; Girls Can Play The Blues


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