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Terry Clarke

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Terry Clarke (drummer) was born in 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He began displaying rhythmic aptitude at a very early age, and was just 12 years old when he began studying formally with noted drum teache and author, Jim Blackley, Blackley was, and remains, a primary figure in Clarke’s continuing development as a musician. In 1965, Clarke moved to San Francisco to work with the legendary saxophonist, John Handy III. He performed with Handy for the next two and a half years, during which time the Grammy nominated recording, Live at The Monterey Jazz Festival (Columbia-1966) was made

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Recent History

Label: Cornerstone Records Inc.
Released: 2023
Track listing: Monk's Dream; Recent History; Someday; A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing; Things; Embrace; Alone Together; Soul Wise; I Only Want; Writer's Tears; Prisoner of Love.

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One More For The Road

Label: Cornerstone Records Inc.
Released: 2023
Track listing: Two for the Road; Gentle Rain; Blue Monk; My Ideal; You're Nearer; Bye Bye Blues; The Good Life; East of the Sun; Second Chance; Last Night When We Were Young; Ill Wind; Ballad of the Sad Young Men.

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Old Friends / New Music

Label: Cornerstone Records Inc.
Released: 2023
Track listing: Ray's Idea; There's Been Too Many Changes; Pannonica; Greenhouse; Friends Again; All The Best; Simple Samba; Countless Blues.

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Article: Album Review

Mike Murley and Mark Eisenman: Recent History

Read "Recent History" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Mike Murley and Mark Eisenman are well-recognized jazz musicians known for their considerable talent and contributions to the jazz genre. Their collaborative album Recent History is a testament to this music, showcasing their ability to create a cohesive and engaging musical conversation. Added to this satisfying outing is the internationally acclaimed rhythm section of bassist Neil ...

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Article: Interview

Ryan Oliver: Zigging With A Jazz Maestro, His Secrets and Wisdom

Read "Ryan Oliver: Zigging With A Jazz Maestro, His Secrets and Wisdom" reviewed by Kerilie McDowall


Tenor saxophonist Ryan Oliver of Canada's The Cookers Quintet, is no stranger to the art of touring the globe. For years he was an integral part of The Shuffle Demons, an adored Toronto jazz saxophone group known for their mid-'80s hit single, “Spadina Bus," written in humorous reference to the Toronto Transit Commission's ...

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Article: Album Review

Guido Basso: One More For The Road

Read "One More For The Road" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Guido Basso, known for his mastery of the flugelhorn and trumpet, died in February of 2023. From his earliest days in Montreal playing with the Maury Kaye band, to working in the US with top performers such Vic Damone and Pearl Bailey, Basso gained a reputation as a consummate musician who was capable of working in ...

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Article: Album Review

The Rob McConnell Sextet: Old Friends / New Music

Read "Old Friends / New Music" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Rob McConnell was a valve trombonist, arranger, composer and leader of the big band called the Boss Brass, which set a new standard for jazz writing through the use of complex passages and close section harmony, and in 1983 won a Grammy. In this digital-only release by Cornerstone Records, McConnell leads a sextet comprised of Guido ...

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Dedicated To You

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: When Your Lover Has Gone; Green Dolphin Street; Lush Life; It Could Happen To You; They Say It's Wonderful; Kiss & Run; Autumn Serenade; My Ship; My One And Only Love; Who Cares; Nature Boy; Dedicated To You.

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Article: Album Review

Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Jack Bowers


The late tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was well-known in western Canada and elsewhere for his brilliance—but as player, not a writer. In fact, according to MacPherson's son Guy, who wrote the excellent liner notes to From the Pen of..., his father wrote barely a dozen or so original compositions, almost all of which are included on ...


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