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Jesse Ryan

Saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan grew up in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago surrounded by a rich heritage of music. Perhaps, it’s no surprise that he has steadily earned his place as one of Trinidad’s bright, young stars, being the grandson of one of the islands’ calypso veterans, Clifton Ryan, aka the “Mighty Bomber”. Jesse is the 2020 recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Jazz Artist Award - an award that puts a spotlight on emerging jazz musicians with a keen sense of the grand tradition behind jazz music, while putting their own stamp on the genre and the Toronto music scene with their unique style and approach

Album

Bridges

Label: FWE
Released: 2020
Track listing: Big Ole' Shoes (Featuring Mt. Cullane Tambrin Band) 06:46 2. Bridges 06:37 3. Zambian Offertory (Featuring Joanna Majoko) 04:06 4. Right To Be Wrong Prelude (Featuring Brainerd Blyden-Taylor) 00:51 5. Right To Be Wrong (Featuring Mt. Cullane Tambrin Band) 05:31 6. The Way (Featuring Joanna Majoko) 05:21 7. Seeds 04:42 8. S.O.T.S Prelude (Featuring Ewen Farncombe and Mt. Cullane Tambrin Band) 00:44 9. S.O.T.S (Featuring Mt. Cullane Tambrin Band) 04:07

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gauci Pandemic Duets and More!

Read "Gauci Pandemic Duets and More!" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week lots of new music from Jesse Ryan, Junk Magic, Noah Haidu, Dave Young, and James Brandon Lewis, a focus on Cambridge UK musician Ryan McCaffrey and more great improvisation from Stephen Gauci with his pandemic duets. As Gauci says “I resolved to safely record a series of duet recordings in order to fully express ...

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Article: Year in Review

R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020

Read "R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Everyone knows how odd 2020 was. Nonetheless, artists around the globe put out some outstanding music as struggles to meet the new challenges continued. Creativity reigns supreme. There was a lot of music I didn't get to here, but here are some recordings that registered high marks. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride ...


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