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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2018/02/12
Known for working with the 80’s/90’s Canadian band Frozen Ghost in the studio and on the road - musician Len Mizzoni has just released his debut album and is available on Spotify. He’s like most session players who gain their reputation in the...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2018/01/29
Back in the day the boys were met with instant success. Singles like “It's Alright (This Feeling)”, “Keep The Faith” and “The Key” were monster hits in Canada. The lads even outsold funk giants Earth, Wind and Fire, both in record sales and...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2018/01/15
Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Synergy: the sixth and latest album in the storied and award-winning...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2018/01/02
Al DeGregoris - Time And A Half   For the first music review of the new year, instead of starting at the beginning, I went to the final track of piano & keyboard player Al DeGregoris’s fourth album, Time and A Half.   This Jeff Lorber and Nils...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/12/18
I am such a huge fan of Christmas music I start playing it in early November, just so I have lots of time to hear everything. I love old standards, I love instrumentals, I love classic carols and now I love The Tenors. Christmas Together is the...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/12/04
Unwrapping the celebratory new Holiday album from Dave Koz was not unlike some Christmas mornings. You open up a package and there in front of you, in this case audibly, is something you never expected, yet are the recipient of- something very...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/11/20
It’s been nearly 50 years since legendary trumpeter/music mogul Herb Alpert has released a new Christmas album!  His debut holiday album was released in 1968 on A&M Records but now he’s returned with 15 Christmas favourites with four tracks...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/11/06
Yes he is Canadian. A national treasure. Our very own virtuoso. But if you ever needed proof that Jesse Cook is a citizen of the world, check out this new release - Beyond Borders. What a fanciful feast of musical deliciousness! Every track...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/10/23
  Although one of smooth jazz’s fast rising acts are Hungarian born and bred, there is a French term that can be applied to at least attempt to describe them. That term would be je ne sais quois, because their innovative approach and...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/10/10
Azul - Spanish for blue or sky blue is the major influence on guitarist Johannes Linstead’s tenth album recorded in various studios around the world including the Dominican Republic, Australia and Canada.  He incorporates the lazy hazy days of...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/09/25
There are very few singer/songwriters from the 70s still making relevant new music today but with the release of "Wide Open", Michael McDonald can surely count himself a member in that revered society. Sure, the guy is an icon and sure, the guy...

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Posted by Kat Cullen on 2017/09/18
There are a number of defining moments in almost every artist’s career that signify a significant milestone. It could be a debut album, or it may be a top ten tune or album itself. There’s the possibility of a headlining tour is a yardstick...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/08/28
Najee’s name in Arabic means “safe, friendly and affectionate”. Born Jerome Najee Rasheed in Greenwich Village and raised in Jamaica, Queens the multi instrumentalist grew up with some of the best in the industry. Mentored by jazz greats Frank...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/08/14
I remember meeting Norman Brown many years ago, on the Smooth Jazz cruise. I was backstage getting set to do some hosting and he introduced himself to me. "Hey Vickie," he said extending his hand, "You're from The Wave in Canada, right?" I shook...

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Posted by April Galenzoski on 2017/07/31
I admit to a deep affection and affinity for the classic soul sound. Whether it originated and emanated from Detroit, Memphis, Philadelphia, Chicago or any other R'n'B musical epicentre, the names behind it are indelibly inscribed in the annals...

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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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