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Nick Fraser

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Nick Fraser (drums) has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there from Ottawa in 1996. He has worked with a veritable "who's who" of Canadian jazz and improvised music including Justin Haynes, Mike Murley, Rich Underhill, PJ Perry, Phil Dwyer, Michael Snow, John Oswald, Andrew Downing, Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, Joe Sorbara, Lina Allemano, Quinsin Nachoff, Dave Restivo, Jim Vivian, David Braid, Ryan Driver, David Occhipinti, William Carn, Nancy Walker, Kieran Overs, Kelly Jefferson, Mark Eisenman, John MacLeod, Ken Aldcroft, Scott Thomson, Marilyn Lerner, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Ron Samworth, John Stetch and Kirk MacDonald. In addition, he has had the opportunity to perform with such international artists as Michael Moore, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Joe McPhee, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bela Fleck, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Wynton Marsalis, Mick Beck, David Binney, Ray Vega, Steve Turre, Matt Welch, Bill Carrothers and Bill Mays

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Desert Bloom

Label: Alma Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Between the Lines; Desert Bloom; Neptune; Shifting Baseline Syndrome; Shelter; It's All Part of the Plan; The Day Everything Stopped; The End of the Tunnel; Last More Time.

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Meadow Of Dreams

Label: Ansible Editions
Released: 2022
Track listing: Entrainment; Fortress; Inhabit 1; Grotto; Inhabit 11; Inhabit 111; Haunt; Meadow Of Dreams.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

3x3: Piano Trios: July 2022

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: July 2022" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Florian Hoefner Trio Desert Bloom Alma Records 2022 If the title of First Spring appropriately represented the Florian Hoefner Trio's first emergence, Desert Bloom is the picture of a colorful summer to follow--warmer, more vibrant, and at the same time more settled. As on their debut, the trio shows off an ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrating International Jazz

Read "Celebrating International Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This is the playlist for the April 28th show--two days ahead of the International Jazz Day--so it's loaded up with music from artists from 16 different different countries. The entire last hour is entirely international, but then again, One Man's Jazz has been featuring such music and artists for several years now. Jazz doesn't need a ...

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Article: Album Review

The Brodie West Quintet: Meadow Of Dreams

Read "Meadow Of Dreams" reviewed by Chris May


It may or may not be because of a recent series of programmes about Impressionist art on British television, combined with a passing knowledge of intoxicants, but for some reason the album title Meadow Of Dreams suggests one of Claude Monet's paintings of a field of poppies. As it happens, Monet's poppy paintings ...

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Wrongs

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Two Part; BroOke; Shadows Loom; Hunter’s Dream; What Is; Wrongs; Change is Imminent.

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Lina Allemano Four, Vegetables

Label: Lumo Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Onions; Beans; Champignons; Brussel Sprouts, Maybe Cabbage; Oh Avocado; Leafy Greens.

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Vegetables

Label: Lumo Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Onions; Beans; Champignons; Brussel Sprouts, Maybe Cabbage; Oh Avocado; Leafy Greens

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Henry Threadgill's Zooid, New No Business Releases & Christopher Parker

Read "Henry Threadgill's Zooid, New No Business Releases & Christopher Parker" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Two of the giants of the saxophone are featured in this episode of OMJ: Henry Threadgill and his longest-running band Zooid (he plays more with this band than others) and the late, great Sam Rivers from his archive of unrecorded music released by NoBusiness Records. Rivers leads one of his not-too-common guitar quartets. Also from NoBusiness ...


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