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Tara Davidson

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Tara Davidson is an award-winning alto and soprano saxophonist from Toronto, Canada who has performed around the world at such prestigious venues as New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the JZ Jazz Club in Shanghai, China, and The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. Davidson is a ten-time JUNO Award-nominated artist. As a bandleader, Davidson has produced seven recordings since 2004 and performed on more than forty recordings as a side musician. Four of her seven recordings as a leader or co-leader (Carn Davidson 9) have been nominated by the JUNO Awards for “Album of the Year” in the “Traditional”, “Solo” and “Group” jazz categories

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jesse Garland, Marilyn Scott and trombonist Michael Dease, with birthday shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, as well as vocalists Carla Hassett, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Tara Davidson, and Kate Bush among others. Congratulations to new NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter . Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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The History of Us

Label: Three Pines
Released: 2021
Track listing: Finding Home Suite (A New Life/A Mother’s Song/Home); Goodbye Old Friend; Suite 1985 (The Epitaph—for Mom/Swept Out to Sea—for Dad/Wisely If Sincerely).

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Article: Album Review

Carn Davidson 9: The History of Us

Read "The History of Us" reviewed by Jack Bowers


From north of the U.S. border comes The History of Us, a warm-hearted album by the Carn Davidson 9, a Toronto-based nonet co-led by trombonist William Carn and saxophonist Tara Davidson. The album consists of a pair of three-part suites, one by Carn, the other by Davidson, separated by Carn's amiable composition, “Goodbye Old Friend," a ...

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Article: Album Review

The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 1 - To The Nth

Read "Volume 1 - To The Nth" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The Nimmons Tribute is a small Canadian ensemble dedicated to honoring the living legacy of Phil Nimmons a clarinetist, composer and band leader who, in 2020, was 97-years-old and acknowledged as having done more than anyone else in bringing jazz to the mainstream of Canadian culture. A living legend, active for more than six decades, this ...

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Article: Album Review

The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 1 - To The Nth

Read "Volume 1 - To The Nth" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The big news in Canadian jazz circles in 2019 was that musician and educator Phil Nimmons had retired—at age ninety-six. His decision marked the end of several eras that began more than seventy years ago and included forty-six years as a music teacher at the University of Toronto, ten acclaimed recordings as leader of his own ...

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Volume 1 - To The Nth

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Nufsicisum; Night Crawler; Harbours (from the Atlantic Suite); Swing Softly; Holly; Sands of Time; Rista’s Vista; Liese.

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Murphy

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Try Again; Family Portrait; Glassman; Murphy’s Law; Second Act (for Ron); Reason, Season, Lifetime; Colebourn; Murphy!

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Article: Album Review

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Abundance

Read "Abundance" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Delve into Toronto-based drummer Ernesto Cervini's discography and you find an artist who seems to be trying to be a force for good in the world. His CD releases feature his Ernesto Cervini Quartet, MEM3, Myraid3, and Turboprop (and others, for he is prolific). His is a sound that brims with buoyancy, whether it's a trio ...

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Murphy

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Try Again; Family Portrait; Glassman; Murphy’s Law; Second Act (for Ron); Reason, Season, Lifetime; Colebourn; Murphy!


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