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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/07/17
Spanning four decades and 22 albums you know the latest album from Philly’s Pieces Of A Dream is going to be a funk fest.  With founding members drummer Curtis Harmon and keyboardist James Lloyd along with ace saxophonist Tony Watson Jr. things...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/07/03
  They say that blood is thicker than water and it may well be true but blood is also beautifully harmonious, as evidenced here by the pairing of the two Oberhamers brothers - Brandon and Doug. Much like the countless singing siblings who have...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2017/06/19
I admit it. There is a modest list of artists that I get excited over upon hearing word they are poised to release a new project. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that on that distinguished and confidential list is Maysa Leak. Her vocal...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/06/05
According to urbandicitionary.com someone with a bluesoul considers him/herself a complex person by nature, open minded, very friendly and polite.  I can see all of these traits in this rising star originally from the Detroit area.  This 37 year...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/05/23
You know how, back in the old days, you'd get a brand new album (or CD or cassette or ohmygosh 8-track) and listen to it over and over again? That's me right now in 2017 with the brand new John Mayer collection The Search For Everything. I am...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/05/08
The origins of Phil Perry date back nearly half a century when he held down the position of lead mic for the RnB group The Montclairs between 1971 and ’75, offering soul hits such as "Dreaming’s Out Of Season|. However, with the release of his...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/04/26
When it comes to playing funky music keyboardist Brian Culbertson knows a thing or two about the groove.  Hanging out and jamming with the late Prince and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire inspired the instrumentalist/producer to reconnect with...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/04/10
He has been called the “Prince of Sophisticated Soul.” Buttery smooth, silky and sexy, sophisticated, sultry and sensual - just a few words to describe the indescribably sensational voice of Will Downing. And when this exceptional voice meets a...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/03/27
It may sound a tad cliché, but describing this smooth Euro-trio as an actual family affair couldn’t be more truthful. Czech born Magdalena Chovancova (saxophone, flute, keyboards, backing vocals) and her German born husband Robert Fertl (guitar,...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/03/13
  I always viewed the trumpet to be the most simplistic instrument to play but in reality it takes a lot of talent.  It’s all about valves and using your tongue. But what trumpeter Rick Braun has come up with on his 14th solo album for Shanachie...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/02/27
When I was very young ... I mean barley out of diapers ... my parents gave my sister and me each an album for Christmas. I (lucky chick that I was) got Bobby Sherman (swoon). My sister, a very sophisticated 18 months older than I, got Herb...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/02/13
It has been said that in times of peril, we most often find our inner strengths and subsequently our inner selves. That appears to have been the predicator for the latest album from one of smooth jazz music’s mainstays Chuck Loeb. It was during...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/01/30
Al Gomez - Catchin' A Vibe   What is it about guitar players who hail from the Lone Star state of Texas?  Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison are just a few that exude that Texan talent. Tex-Mex or Tejano music comes to mind with its...

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Posted by Shannon Ella on 2017/01/16
If you scroll back several months, you'll find that one of my 2016 highlight Wave Faves was Lindsey Webster. There is just something about this girl's voice that grabs me (gently) and then holds on ... and on. It's a feather, laced with velvet,...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/01/03
If there’s something we all know about gold, it’s that is lustrous, precious, pure, and coveted. Coincidentally those same qualities can be applied to something else that is intangible; true love. Those feelings and sentiments are perfectly...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/12/20
A usual daybreak for Grammy winning singer/pianist Norah Jones would have been after a slew of post party meet and greets followed by late night jaunts to the local diner.  Recently inspired by the birth of her second child and...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/12/05
Who better to brighten up your holiday season this year than Miss Jessy J herself giving you all the musical sunshine of a California Christmas? With all its fabulous beachy fun, this new collection is sure to make your days merry and bright....

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/11/21
Let me make something unmistakably clear from the onset. A young man who grew up in Connecticut certainly knows a thing or two about Christmas. You can easily visualize the Holiday season where stately century homes are colourfully illuminated...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/11/07
“When I started the Rippingtons, I never imagined it would last more than the release of one album, let alone thirty years!” recalls Russ Freeman, leader and founder of the Rippingtons who are celebrating their 30th anniversary year with the...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/10/24
This is a fitting album for the summer we just had in Southern Ontario.  Crazy hot!  This is a landmark year from the former Tower Of Power tenor saxophonist.  It’s his 20th album and his 30th anniversary as a solo recording artist.  He kicks it...

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