Bowman Trio: Persistence

Eliane Elias: Love Stories

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The Quarantine Trilogy: The Quarantine Trilogy

The Quarantine Trilogy features four tracks, three of which were written in March this year, and recorded on the eve of New York City’s lockdown due to the COVID-19...

Back Door – bless their old boots /3

Feeling a need to expand their sound for their next album, Another Fine Mess (Warner, 1975) Back Door were joined in the studio by keyboardist Dave MacRae and guitarist...

Obituary: Ed Bickert

Although well known in Toronto from the 1950s, it was two decades before Ed Bickert’s reputation spread throughout Canada. It was yet another decade for his highly skilled and...

Obituary: John Russell

Obituary: Bill Smith

Outside And Inside: Race And Identity In White Jazz Autobiography

In 2004, Reva Marin was a finalist for the Fleck Award for the best book in the category Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Her entry was Oscar: The Life And Music...

JJ 05/70: Cleo Laine’s Spring Collection

It's been very difficult, in composing this review, to resist the temptation to type out a string of superlatives and leave it at that. Because, you know, there just...

Joe Louis Walker: Viva Las Vegas Live

Joe Louis Walker came to Las Vegas, strapped on his guitar, plugged in and blasted the desert city with a set chock-full of high-energy electric blues – and someone...

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