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Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

‘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.

The Road Hammers – Wheels (2014)

The Road Hammers – Wheels (2014)

Forget about the genre this album is supposed – or not supposed – to be.

Exclusive stream: Zebrina with Ben Goldberg, “The Desert Speaks” from Hamidbar Medaber (2014)

Exclusive stream: Zebrina with Ben Goldberg, “The Desert Speaks” from Hamidbar Medaber (2014)

This Miles-meets-Mosada alchemy offers Interesting new twists.

Exclusive stream: Elizabeth Shepherd, “What’s Happening” from Signal (2014)

Exclusive stream: Elizabeth Shepherd, “What’s Happening” from Signal (2014)

She will change your perceptions of what a “jazz vocalist” in this day and age means.

Forgotten series: Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage (1984)

Forgotten series: Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage (1984)

In the melancholy wisdom of his lyrics, this lost singer-songwriter has very few rivals.

Scarlett Jane – Stranger (2014)

Scarlett Jane’s Stranger was initially released independently in 2013, but a remixed and remastered version seems primed to launch the Toronto-based duo into new territory.

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

Pianist and arranger David Ian has already proven his mastery of Christmas with two recordings for the holidays, so it perhaps stands to reason that he’d focus his lens elsewhere. Valentine’s Day is just the ticket, another day marked by love.

Matt Newton – Within Reach (2014)

Powerful pianists can often be impressive, but I’m more impressed if a pianist never has to mash the pedal to capture my ears.

Pete Mills – Sweet Shadow (2014)

Toronto saxophonist Pete Mills takes to his debut on Cellar Live Records with polish and swing. Together with Pete McCann (guitars), Erik Augis (piano), Martin Wind (bass), and Matt Wilson (drums), he puts together a record that is both traditional and exuberantly modern.

One Track Mind: Neil Young, “Mother Earth” (2014)

One Track Mind: Neil Young, “Mother Earth” (2014)

It comes as no surprise, of course, that Neil Young’s newest song boasts an environmental theme, considering his focus on Alberta’s tar sands during his recent “Honour The Treaties” tour.