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Modus Factor – The Picasso Zone (2016)

Modus Factor – The Picasso Zone (2016)

When great musicians from different bands and projects get together for the express purpose of making music without the restrictions they usually face elsewhere, it should bring out the best in all of them. That’s just what happened with the guys in Modus Factor on their inaugural effort ‘The Picasso Zone.’

Rush – 2112: 40th Anniversary Edition (2016)

Rush – 2112: 40th Anniversary Edition (2016)

In retrospect, I’m kind of sorry I just couldn’t get into Rush’s ‘2112’ when it first came out.

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’s 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.