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Volume 2 - Generational

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: Arf; Islands (from the Atlantic Suite); Generational; Under a Tree; Transformations (2nd movement); Bella Shores; Carey Dance; Night Night Smiley (ft. Heather Bambrick)


Song of the Day


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 04:52


Article: Album Review

The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 2--Generational

Read "Volume 2--Generational" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If you live in Canada and are not familiar with the name Phil Nimmons, you probably have not been paying close enough attention. Nimmons, who surpassed the century mark in June 2023, is often referred to as the “Dean of Canadian Jazz," and listing his many accomplishments and awards would require far more space than is ...


Article: Album Review

The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 2 - Generational

Read "Volume 2  - Generational" reviewed by John Chacona

Anyone who listened to Canadian radio after the adoption of the so-called Canadian Content requirement in the '70s probably heard a lot of Phil Nimmons' music. To be sure, the clarinetist, composer and arranger had achieved some recognition south of the 49th parallel through his RCA recordings of the '50s but, by choosing to base his ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Formanek's Elusion Quartet And More

Read "New Music From Formanek's Elusion Quartet And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show the featured album is the new release from Michael Formanek's Elusion Quartet. There is also new music from Jim Alfredson, Laila Ferman, Guzmán Calzada & Sofía Scheps, Louis Stewart & Noel Kelehan, Joëlle Léandre with Craig Taborn & Mat Maneri, Juan Pastor / Chinchano, Javier Red's Imagery Convertor, Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, and, ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sacred & Profane

Read "Sacred & Profane" reviewed by Michael Ambrosino

No sacred cows here. And the only profanity you'll hear is the jazz police complaining about so much music breaking their archaic rules. On this episode of Currents we feature Joe Chambers, Eric Reed, Bobby Sanabria, Matt Ulery, Lauren Henderson, Kendrick Scott, Joe Farnsworth, Snarky Puppy, Leon Foster Thomas, Vince Mendoza, Alvaro Rojas and Sanah Kadoura. ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Music from Canada, Ireland and Argentina

Read "Music from Canada, Ireland and Argentina" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This show features music from Canada, Ireland and Argentina, with a focus on pianist turned bassist Richard Whiteman. Also, great new releases from the wonderful ears&eyes label, a tribute to Phil Nimmons, trumpeter Linley Hamilton and pianist Gediminas Karkauskas. There are also more exclusive tracks from Ryan McCaffrey and some other recent releases. Playlist ...


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 ...


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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