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Reg Schwager is one of Canada’s leading jazz guitarists. His reputation has led to him performing with internationally acclaimed jazz artists such as Mel Tormé, Pepper Adams, Hank Jones, Junior Mance, Jimmy McGriff and Zoot Sims, and such celebrated Canadian jazz musicians as Diana Krall, Rob McConnell, Peter Appleyard, Oliver Jones, Dave Young and Don Thompson. Recent highlights include television, concert and club performances in the US, Japan and the Bahamas with master jazz pianist George Shearing. As described in the Halifax Chronicle “Schwager has managed to become the hottest of rising Canadian musicians…Schwager’s solos sprout like vines in the jungle, tangled and tough, and winding through everything

Ides Of March

Label: Modica Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Dolphin Dance; Speedball; Speak Like A Child; One Finger Snap; Riot; My Man’s Gone Now; Ides Of March; The Target; Forty Five Degrees.

The Journey So Far

Label: Modica Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: And if You Please; Dina Dance; Those Damn I Love Yous; Encanto De Mi Nina; Si Tu Quesireas; Via Romano; You're My Everything; Non Dimenticar; And if You Please (instrumental).

Old Flames Never Die

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Stars; Two Faces in the Dark; My, How the Time Goes By; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; If You Leave Paris; I Got Lost in His Arms; Old Flames Never Die; There Is No Music; Above the Clouds; Both Sides Now; Why Think About Tomorrow.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mario Romano: The Journey So Far

Read "The Journey So Far" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Argentinian-born, Canadian-based pianist Mario Romano delivers his fourth album as leader with The Journey So Far, essentially a compilation project that takes tracks from previously recorded albums and presents them in new light. A successful real-estate developer with a strong musical background, Romano spent most of his life building a business career and after achieving uncommon ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die

Read "Old Flames Never Die" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's a “square peg, round hole" problem holding vocalist Peter Campbell back in the renown department. He doesn't fall into the resounding soul-stirrer category, à la Gregory Porter, the bop poet-philosopher niche, ruled by Kurt Elling, the pure experimentalist's camp, typified by Theo Bleckmann, the neo-soul realm, occupied by José James, the group-minded singer-songwriter space(s), elevated ...

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A Tune for Cal

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Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 04:10

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mike Murley: Taking Flight

Read "Taking Flight" reviewed by Don Phipps

Mike Murley's Taking Flight is a candlelight romance of well-chosen covers and two original compositions. At times, Murley's sax sound is slightly reminiscent of Ben Webster while, when he plays ballads, one can hear echoes of John Coltrane. In short, his sound is sweet and warm. Combining this sound with the elegant contributions of his bandmates ...

Undertones

Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: A Tune for Cal; Rose Room; 'Deed I Do; Tenderly; You're My Everything; Take it to the Banks Tom!; Charade; S'posin'; I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You; Four Brothers.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Monica Chapman: Small World

Read "Small World" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Romanian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Monica Chapman delivers Small World, her third album since 2013, in a concept recording of songs from some of her favorite movies such as Gypsy, Band Wagon, Goldfinger, and Sweet Charity just to name a few. A classically-trained singer who performed musical theatre, Chapman had always had a passion for movies but was ...


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