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Thom Gossage

Thom Gossage has appeared on numerous c.d. s during his career as a composer and drummer/percussionist. He also directs his critically acclaimed group Other Voices, whose fifth c.d. In Other Words is now available on Songlines recordings. He has performed in numerous improvised music settings including associations with Drew Gress, Benoit Delbecq, Tom Arthurs, Francois Houle, Dave Binney, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Ben Monder, Wolter Weirbos, Steve Swell, and Christine Jensen. His multiple collaborations with renowned musicians and his work with contemporary dance demonstrate his willingness to push the boundaries of his own artistic practice

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Devin Gray, Benoit Delbecq and Oh! Canada

Read "Devin Gray, Benoit Delbecq and Oh! Canada" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


With this show's air date falling on July 1st, Canada Day, I decided I best get all patriotic, eh, and program a wide variety of Canadian artists in the second half to celebrate Canadian jazz. In the first part there are tunes from new releases by Benoit Delbecq, the trio of Devin Gray, Ralph Alessi and ...

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Article: Album Review

Roddy Ellias Trio: Monday's Dream

Read "Monday's Dream" reviewed by John Kelman


Since returning home to Ottawa after spending much of his adult life as an associate music professor at Concordia University in Montréal, Roddy Ellias may have retired but he's far from slowing down. Retirement's just a word, but for this extraordinary guitarist it's clearly been a liberating one; based on Monday's Dream, his first recording since ...

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Article: Live Review

GuitarNow! 2013, Day Two: Ottawa, Canada, May 4, 2013

Read "GuitarNow! 2013, Day Two: Ottawa, Canada, May 4, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman


First Annual GuitarNow! Festival, Day TwoKailash Mital TheatreCarleton UniversityOttawa, CanadaMay 4, 2013When local guitarist Roddy Ellias--the recipient, that very week, of one of the Jazz Journalist Association's Jazz Hero awards for 2013 (the only Canadian on the list)--created the concept of the first annual GuitarNow! Festival with Carleton University, ...

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Article: Live Review

Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 21-23, 2012

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 21-23, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman


Days 1-3 | Days 4-8 TD Ottawa International Jazz FestivalOttawa, CanadaJune 21-Jul 1, 2012After a paradigm shift in 2011--deserting its largely “pure" approach to programming for one that acknowledged how, in order for it to survive, it needed to (a) attract a larger percentage from the youth demographic, and ...

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Article: Live Review

Victoriaville 2012

Read "Victoriaville 2012" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk


Festival International Musique Actuelle VictoriavilleVictoriaville, CanadaMay 17-20, 2012There are many ways to weigh a music festival, but one method that sets a fairly reasonable standard for excellence is whether or not there was at least one point that elicited feelings of good fortune. Not just if it was enjoyable or if highly respected ...

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In Other Words

Label: Songlines Recordings
Released: 2011
Track listing: Id Est (In Other Words); Hic et Ubique (Here and Now); Counter Counter Clockwise; Ab Infra Prologue; Ab Infra (From Within); Inari; Your Number(s); Chemins II; Tom Arthur's Dinner.

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News: Recording

Thom Gossage Other Voices - In Other Words (2011)

Thom Gossage Other Voices - In Other Words (2011)

As an aside within my review of Steve Raegele's mind blowing debut album Last Century I went into the bands Raegele had participated in and noted “I can't say I've heard of these names previously, but the (Thom) Gossage (Other Voices) tracks I just sampled make me want to hear more from him. It's a little ...

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Article: Album Review

Thom Gossage Other Voices: In Other Words

Read "In Other Words" reviewed by Matt Marshall


According to drummer Thom Gossage, the tracks on this, the fifth release by his Other Voices ensemble, are launched from a single figure--anything from a simple melodic line, to fully composed pieces of music, rhythm scores, electronic soundscapes, chants and poems--that are subsequently abstracted through an assemblage process. The idea came to him after viewing a ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Raegele: Last Century

Read "Last Century" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Guitarist Steve Raegele brings a multifaceted presence to his debut, Last Century. Raegele, who is based in Montreal, Canada, was the lead guitarist of the psychedelic rock band The Besnard Lakes, and a member of drummer Thom Gossage's Other Voices. He was at home in the radically different approach of the two bands, an assured player ...


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