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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The bop delight ‘Past Present’ is a new classic to go alongside those vintage John Scofield Quartet classics.
Full of moments of beauty and offbeat explorations, Kari Ikonen Trio’s ‘Beauteous Tales and Offbeat Stories’ goes beyond their sublime prior release ‘Bright’.
An accomplished jazz singer, Carol Duboc flexes her R&B chops as well as her songwriting skill on this self-penned 10-song album.
Delightful, lifting and energetic, ‘Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show’ recalls the best vintage straight-ahead jazz – but done the Mort Weiss way.
Randy Brecker knows his way around both pop and modern jazz. He puts both together so convincingly on this update of a Donald Fagen classic.
Reaching out to anyone who enjoys improvised music, Dead Neanderthals’ ‘Worship the Sun’ is simple, coherent and above all, fun.
With ‘Baboon Strength,’ released on Sept. 9, 2008, Charlie Hunter didn’t waver so much between an R&B-influenced feel and the abstract.
Trying to make sense of the surprises that lurk around every corner on Halvorson’s solo guitar outing ‘Meltframe’ is much of the fun in listening to this.
Steven T. Easter is a bit of a phenomenon. As we learn in this in-depth talk, he is a musician, promoter, producer and kite flyer – yes, kite flyer.