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Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Jensen and Olin draw from a deep well of experience and the broad diversity of music styles to make a little magic with a big band.

David Ian – Valentine’s Day (2014): On Second Thought

David Ian – Valentine’s Day (2014): On Second Thought

From the lusty to the lovely, David Ian’s ‘Valentine‚Äôs Day’ explores the contours of romance and romantic moods.

Florian Hoefner Group – Luminosity (2016)

Florian Hoefner Group – Luminosity (2016)

They say the third time is the charm, and pianist/composer Florian Hoefner’s third album ‘Luminosity’ has charm, freshness, dynamism and more.

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Brad Cheeseman – Figurants (2016, EP)

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

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

Although oodles of Guess Who compilations are available, ‘Track Record: The Guess Who Collection’ is possibly the best of the bounty.

David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series

David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series

When the world around us grows quiet, there is no better company than an album like the deeply underrated David Wiffen’s ‘Coast to Coast Fever.’

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.

Ivo Perelman, Mat Maneri + Tanya Kalmanovitch – Villa Lobos Suite (2015)

Ivo Perelman, Mat Maneri + Tanya Kalmanovitch – Villa Lobos Suite (2015)

Ivo Perelman came up with a very logical way to follow up the successful pairing with violist Mat Maneri titled ‘Two Men Walking’…by adding one talented woman violist to the two men for this latest walk.

Peter Hum – Alpha Moment (2015)

Peter Hum – Alpha Moment (2015)

Once again, noted Ottawa music critic Peter Hum walks the walk with a mainstream jazz album full of strong compositions and strong performances.

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive scored big with lively, unpretentious Not Fragile

Released in August 1974, ‘Not Fragile’ hurtled Bachman-Turner Overdrive to stardom with an old-fashioned recipe of hard rock rooted in the blues.