Art Pepper – Unreleased Art Pepper, Vol. 10: Toronto – Widow’s Taste APM 18001 – 3 CD: 60:36, 50:48, 63:05 – 1977 ****: Street Date: 11/2/18 (Art Pepper – alto sax; Bernie Senensky – piano; Gene Perla or Dave Piltch – bass; Terry Clarke – drums) I have enjoyed the nine volumes of previously recorded Art […]
Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra – Common Ground [TrackList follows] – Addo AJR032 (2 CDs), 91:04 ****: This is a band that has an expressive command of some very challenging material. It doesn’t seem to be all that long ago, although perhaps it was, there were a number of significant jazz orchestras in Canada including Rob […]
The music of a jazz innovator.
A prodigious talent but an unfulfilled life.
Don’t mess with an icon, and they don’t.
A fascinating documentary on the outrageous artist, shot over a period of 15 years.
A young firebrand’s Chopin Etudes prove colossal and poetic by turns.
A time, a place, a recording, equals history.
SoftBank Bid for Universal Music Rejected; Music Alliance Between Austin and Toronto; Aspen Music Festival and School; Music Listening Eases Pain in Children; Music Makes a Good Workout Better
A cohesive session from a sure-footed band.
A rockin’ rockabilly debut recording.
A musical trio of impeccable taste and swing.
New ground but no breakthrough.
A stellar outing from a Canadian jazz icon.
A debut a long time in coming but well worth the wait.