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Reg Schwager

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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

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Very Well & Good

Label: Cornerstone Records Inc.
Released: 2021
Track listing: Very Well & Good; Not so Early; Re-Entry; Waltz for Zeke; It is What it Is; Selohssa; Residue; Mangoes; Pat and Mike; La Belle Epoche; Right Here, Right Now, with You; Dancing with Zeke.

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Richard Whiteman: Very Well & Good

Read "Very Well & Good" reviewed by Edward Blanco


One of the finest jazz musicians on the Canadian jazz scene, Toronto-based pianist / bassist Richard Whiteman lays down what he considers, perhaps, his best recording to date on the audacious Very Well & Good. A long established pianist for decades, Whiteman picked up the double bass in 2004 and has not put it down since. ...

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Dave Young Quartet: Ides Of March

Read "Ides Of March" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Maybe the finest compliment you can bestow on an individual in our COVID-19 times is that he/she is a solid citizen, someone who takes it upon themselves to protect others from the dangers of this horrible virus. What does this have to do with the music of bassist/bandleader Dave Young? First, it is fundamental that all ...

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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 ...

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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


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