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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 2016/12/08
Last night Andy Kim and friends raised an incredible $150K for the CAMH Foundation Gifts of Light program. Joining the pop crooner on stage for the 12th annual charity drive were Nelly Furtado, Ron Sexsmith, Sloan, Roch Voisine, David...

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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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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/10/17
Allow me to preface this by answering what is the most common, if not trivial FAQ surrounding one of smooth jazz music’s meteoric stars. The name U-Nam in French translates to ‘one soul’. If most didn’t know better, it could easily have meant...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/09/26
One of the highlights of my 2016 has been getting to know sax supernova Paul Taylor. Getting to know him, that is, via social media. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when Paul started liking my posts on Instagram, re-tweeting my tweets and...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/09/12
I guess we’ll never know why the late George Duke nicknamed Grammy nominated guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. ‘Stompin’ Willie’ but with one search it comes up as a 1962 single from the U.S. rock n’ roll/surf band The Wailers.  Maybe there’s...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/09/06
Reunification is a beautiful thing. I won’t bore you with infinite examples of it politically, socially, or even personally. But in terms of a musical reunion, there may be no finer example than the latest and 17th Incognito release In Search Of...

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Posted by Terry Sweeney on 2016/08/17
What's more fun than a barrel full of musical monkeys? How about a new and much-anticipated album from Canadian super-group Monkey House? Okay, sorry about that. I'm just monkeying around. But seriously folks, this new collection from Don...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/08/02
You would think the winner of the first season of the hit television singing competition 'The Voice' would have been a newcomer on the music scene.  Not the case with Connecticut native singer-songwriter Javier Colon.  Before he walked away with...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2016/07/20
In 2014, acclaimed saxophonist Kim Waters celebrated his 25th year as one of music’s most beloved and talented players with the album Silver Soul. As he now goes forward into the second quarter-century of his career, the formula for success...

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