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Brad Cheeseman – Figurants (2016, EP)

Toronto bassist and composer Brad Cheeseman is releasing a four-track EP, but with ambition.

Gutbucket, “Luton” from Dance (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Gutbucket, “Luton” from Dance (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Through the magic of cinematography and editing, Gutbucket show how their angular wallop can inspire dancing in this world premiere video of “Luton”.

Peter Erskine – Dr. Um (2016)

Peter Erskine – Dr. Um (2016)

The drummer who is capable of taking on any role he wants behind his drum set makes his best music when he takes on the role of simply being himself.

The Worst Pop Band Ever – Blackout (2016)

The Worst Pop Band Ever – Blackout (2016)

Toronto’s The Worst Pop Band Ever has a hand-made, unforced approach that makes rock-jazz uncommonly relaxing, and ‘Blackout’ keeps that relaxed vibe going.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Blues, Jazz + R&B): Boz Scaggs, Gavin Harrison, Alabama Shakes

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Blues, Jazz + R&B): Boz Scaggs, Gavin Harrison, Alabama Shakes

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 list for blues, jazz and R&B also included Marc Cary, Robben Ford, Dave Douglas, Papa Mali, Matthew Shipp and others.

Tim Kuhl, “Timelessness Highway” from 1982 (2015): One Track Mind

Tim Kuhl, “Timelessness Highway” from 1982 (2015): One Track Mind

Tim Kuhl has spun off many video singles from his ‘1982’ album, and this one produced by Rich Ragsdale might be the the most visually vivid one of them all.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): John McLaughlin, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Lorber

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): John McLaughlin, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Lorber

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s fusion jazz music, including John McLaughlin, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin, Jeff Lorber and others.

Jacob Garchik – Ye Olde (2015)

Jacob Garchik – Ye Olde (2015)

Jacob Garchik’s ‘Ye Olde’ might be about the hardest rockin’ thinking man’s fusion record in recent memory.

Jeremy Udden and Nicolas Moreaux – Belleville Project (2015)

Jeremy Udden and Nicolas Moreaux – Belleville Project (2015)

With a kindred soul in Nicolas Moreaux as Jeremy Udden’s musical partner, ‘Belleville Project’ is a record made by two people but one, prolific mind.

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead (2015)

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead (2015)

The perfect pairing of Eraldo Bernocchi with Colin Edwin makes ‘Doctoring The Dead’ well worth this second helping of Metallic Taste of Blood.