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Mike Rud

Mike Rud is a Juno Award-winning guitarist and composer, who has performed alongside such musicians as Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. In New York City in 1996, Mike studied with the great Jim Hall and recorded his debut album featuring Jorge Rossy, Joe Martin, Bill McHenry, and John Stetch. More recently, Mike renewed his connection with great American jazz guitarists, performing with John Stowell, Chris Flory, and of course Peter Bernstein, who Mike has known since 1992.

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Shifting Sands

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Shifting Sands; Dali's Hourglass; Bayou; Dreams of Ozymandius; La Tormenta; Derecho; Bembe ; Atacama; Homecoming.

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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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Al Muirhead: Northern Adventures

Read "Northern Adventures" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When you've been a musician as long as Al Muirhead has, you not only earn many friends in the business, you also recognize who among them can play. For Northern Adventures, Muirhead's second album as leader of his own group, the eighty-one-year-old Canadian trumpeter assembled a who's who of the finest musicians his country has to ...

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Miniatures

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: September Song; Just One Of Those Things; Nature Boy; Sweet Lorraine; Such A Night; Florentine; Robin's Walk (Smile For Me Baby); Emily; But Not For Me; Parc Lafontaine; You Must Believe In Spring; Dexterity; You Have To Practice Slow (Bach Invention No. 8); Laura.


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