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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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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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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Carn Davidson 9: Murphy

Read "Murphy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “Carn" in Carn Davidson 9 is trombonist William, the “Davidson" saxophonist Tara. They are Canadians, as are the other seven members of their Toronto-based ensemble. They are also first-class musicians, an assessment that applies as well to everyone in the Carn Davidson 9. This is apparently the second album by the nonet, ...

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Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: Rev

Read "Rev" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Toronto-based septet Turboprop serves, in part, as an arrangement-expanding vehicle for  drummer/leader Ernesto Cervini. With his work in two ongoing, outstanding trio's—MEM3 and Myriad3—Cervini helps shape modernist jazz in the piano trio mode. Turboprop, with its three horn front line—two saxophones and a trombone—gets the chance to stretch his arranging chops, with Rev, the group's ...

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Turboprop Buzzes British Columbia Hinterland

Read "Turboprop Buzzes British Columbia Hinterland" reviewed by Mark Holston

Turboprop The Arts Station Fernie, British Columbia March 17, 2015 Fernie, a small ski resort of 5,000 surrounded some of the most spectacular Alpine scenery in the Pacific Northwest, might seem like the last place on earth where world class jazz talent would be presented on a regular basis. Tucked away ...

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Ernesto Cervini: Turboprop

Read "Turboprop" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini presents his fourth album as leader with the high-flying Turboprop offering a sophisticated modern jazz sound in a ten-piece repertoire of originals and standard material from the likes of Charlie Parker and Keith Jarrett among others. A robust drummer with a forceful presence on the drums, Cervini's style is reminiscent of ...


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