Touching base on everything and anything, Bob Mersereau’s ‘The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll’ affirms how multi-faceted the country is.
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Here is a review of Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot album ‘Kiss The Brain’, their imaginative, freeform electro-acoustic jazz debut.
There’s often been a touch of punk attitude in Danko Jones’ music, but ‘Fire Music’ seems to focus more intently on that part of their musical DNA.
Interesting to hear Randy Bachman channeling not the Guess Who — with whom he worked before co-founding BTO — but instead the actual Who.
“Where’s Mantis Evar,” originally by Monkey House, combines elements of the Breithaupt Brothers’ writing modis operandi in a rock setting.
‘The Signal’ is bold, personal and completely lucid audio art from Elizabeth Shepherd. It wouldn’t be overstating it at all to assert that this is the most important vocal jazz record of 2014.
Unfailingly fresh, incalculable and rewarding, Peripheral Vision is giving jazz the swift kick in the pants that it needs. ‘Sheer Tyranny Of Will’ is sheer inventive talent on display.
Webber laid bare her compositions, leaving it in a few, capable hands and in doing so, made them flourish.
‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.
Forget about the genre this album is supposed – or not supposed – to be.