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Petr Cancura

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Born in Eastern Europe, brought up in the wilderness of the Great White North, and later thrust into the urban Jungle of New York City, it is no surprise that Petr Cancura’s musical pallet is as wide as it is. A saxophonist with a vast knowledge of Jazz, Balkan, African and American folk traditions, Petr performs on banjo and mandolin as well as on the medium format black & white camera… all of which influences each other into a Roots Song & Improvising music machine with a visual sensibility. Petr, now based in Ottawa, Canada, is the Program Director of the Ottawa Jazz Festival, two-time Artist-In- Residence of Carleton University, and was the Musical Director of the National Arts Center’s Crossroads Series, reimagining the songs of current Canadian Songwriters for an all-star jazz cast

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Article: Year in Review

Popular Tracks: 2020

Read "Popular Tracks: 2020" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often a featured song is heard, and the following represent the most popular in 2020. If you missed them the first time around, give them a listen now, and enjoy! Did Mark Murphy Believe In UFOS? Tony AdamoDid Mark Murphy Believe In UFOS? ...

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Don't Let It Stop! Live at On the One Music

Label: Roots2Boot Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Soulidity; Boogie Nights; Gettin' Ready; Don't Let It Stop!; Country Song; Chug Chug; There Is a Chance; Here to Stay; Good Times

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Another Way Home

Label: Roots2Boot
Released: 2020
Track listing: Lonely Hearts; Another Way Home; Crystal ball; Good Times; Time To Look Around; Freedom Waltz; Chug Chug

Album

Occupational Hazard

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Fear No More; Evident Monk; Not to be Trusted; Occupational Hazard; Misunderstood Intentions; Soliloquy; Half Baked; Better Yet; Mocker's Lounge; Mocker's Lounge (reprise)

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Life is a Gong Show

Label: RootsToBoot Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Traure; Burning Bright; Awake; Cinema; Jojis; Cluster; Non-Fiction; Sun Sets in the West; Moanin'; Sideways; Mary Go Round;

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Track of the Day

There Is a Chance

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Label: Roots2Boot Recordings
Released: 2020
Duration: 09:28

Article: Radio

Maria Schneider, Joe Morris, Rick Cutler and More

Read "Maria Schneider, Joe Morris, Rick Cutler and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with music off the brilliant new album by Maria Schneider's Orchestra, Data Lords. Also featured are Petr Cancura, Micah Thomas, Ben Rosenblum and David Billingsley and we explore the connections between these emerging artists and masters like Bob Brookmeyer, Joe Morris and Rick Cutler. Enjoy the show! Playlist Maria Schneider ...

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Article: Album Review

Songs of Tales: Life is a Gong Show

Read "Life is a Gong Show" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The collaborative Canadian quartet Song of Tales brings a unique mix of free improvisation and rock accessibility to its debut Life Is A Gong Show. Members of the ensemble have their individual styles yet they share a similar creative vision. All four are accomplished multiinstrumentalists as well as genre benders who draw from a wide range ...

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Track of the Day

Evident Monk

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Duration: 05:25


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